All posts tagged: vegan restaurant

#153 Burgers at Loving Hut Veganerie, Louvain (3)

restaurant review #153 – The Loving Hut Veganerie is a vegan restaurant in Leuven (Louvain, close to Brussels) and part of the international chain of Loving Hut restaurants. There is also a smaller Loving Hut restaurant in Louvain (just around the corner!), and next to those two Belgian Loving Hut restaurants, there is also the Viva Vega! Loving Hut Express, a fast food truck which you can encounter at festivals and other events (for example at Vegan Summer Fest). There are already several reviews of Loving Huts we have visited up on the blog (see here). This is from a visit to the Loving Hut Veganerie in Leuven a couple of months ago. The Loving Hut Veganerie is more of a fastfood place.  One orders at the counter, and then an electronic device lets you know when your order is ready. Menu also consists of mainly ‘fastfood’ items, like burgers and wraps, and side dishes like potatoe wedges. This was our lunch: a smokey BBQ burger (9€), 1 chicky cheezy (9€), potato wegdes (3,50€), with veganaise, calamares (3,80€) …

#152 All you can eat vegan buffet at 222 Veggie Vegan, London

restaurant review #152 – 222 Veggie Vegan is a vegan restaurant on the West side of London (West-Kensington). The 222 refers to the street number of the place (for some this might seem obvious, but it wasn’t at first to us 😉 ). It is just next to vegan shop Greenbay, so this is a nice combination to visit. 222 Veggie Vegan offers a vegan buffet for lunch. Dinner is a la carte. The buffet is all you can eat, and at £9,50 is very cheap, especially considering other prices in London. The buffet isn’t that elaborate, but certainly enough different options to fill a varied plate. There’s also the option to fill a tray from the buffet and take your lunch home with you. This was my lunch: The restaurant itself was really busy and we just managed to get a spot at the long communal table in the middle. Seats were pretty close to each other and it felt really busy and crowded. Not really that comfortable. Also sometimes quite a queue at the …

#149 Lovely dinner in Primrose Hill: vegan resto Manna, London

restaurant review #149 – Manna is a vegan restaurant in London and has recently celebrated it’s 50th anniversary! It is located just north of Primrose Hill, where one has a lovely view over the city (see photos below). After a steep walk uphill (in my case a roll, which went much better downhill than up 😉 ),  we went for some drinks to a nearby pub, and then had dinner at Manna. It is actually also very close to Camden, so it could easily be combined with a trip to Camden market. We had some drinks. All wines were said to be vegan (also mentioned on the menu card). This is what we had for dinner: basil ceshew cheeze croquettes (£8) vegetable tempura (£8) bangers and mash (£14) chef’s special: nut roast (£14) mezze dessert: cheesecake, sticky coffee pudding, raw timbal tart, and sorbets and icecream (£23 for two) Although we were quite stuffed, we didn’t want to miss out on dessert and ordered the mezze dessert (shared platter for two). We got this. OMG! …

#148 Nice lunch at vegan resto Funky Jungle, Mechelen (2)

Restaurant review#148 – Funky Jungle is a vegan restaurant in the center of Mechelen. It is located right at the foot of the St Rumbold’s cathedral.I had visited Funky Jungle in the Summer of 2016 (review here). Jim was in Mechelen a couple of weeks ago for a conference, and went here for lunch. Funky Jungle started as a vegetarian restaurant, but has gone completey vegan. The menu mentions that everything is plantbased.  The wines are vegan and organic. This was his lunch: pumpkin and ginger soup (5€) and chili sin carne with rice (11,95€). Dessert: a chocomousse (4,6€), made with aquafaba (the magical brine of chickpeas, also used to make vegan meringues!) . The food was nice, service was swift and friendly. All in all, good value for money! Great addition to Mechelen! Photos of the interior, the toilets and the terrace can be seen in our previous review of Funky Jungle. Funky Jungle, location Onder den Toren 7 2800 Mechelen 015/67 72 99 website: http://funkyjungle.be/ See our lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in …

#146 Vegan fine dining at Gentle Gourmet, Paris

restaurant review #146 – Gentle Gourmet is a gastronomic vegan restaurant in the center of Paris. It is located on the East side of town, in between de Gare de Lyon and the Bastille. We had made a reservation a couple of weeks before going to Paris, as we surely did not want to miss out on the opportunity of dining at Gentle Gourmet! There’s a small terrace on the pavement in front of the restaurant, but because it was a really hot evening, and there was a lot of traffic passing by (quite a busy raod) we decided to dine inside, in the veranda of the restaurant. We were warmly welcomed and were offered the menus. It was not easy to choose! So many options (and everything vegan), and all the options sounded very promising! We were served a small appetizer: a glass with melon and ccumber juice. Nice! Although some more hearthy nibbles would also have been nice. As a starter, we had the Sea inspiration dish (13€) and the Asparagus in four …

#143 Vegan burgers for lunch at Season Square, Paris

restaurant review #143 – Season Square is a vegan fast food restaurant in Paris. It’s on the east side of town, just next to the Bibliothèque Nationale (the National Library) and the Seine, on the other side of the Parc de Bercy. As such, it is a bit outside of the touristic center, and there are not many restaurants in the area. As we were in Paris for a concert at the Bercy (now called Accor Arena) and stayed not too far away, Season Square was our first stop, for lunch. Season Square is a bright, modern place, and serves burgers, bowls, soups and some desserts. They also offer take away. It is self-service (one orders at counter, take an alarm device with you to your table which beeps when your order is ready, and you can go pick up your order at the counter). There was no white wine available (they did have small bottles of red wine). There was free tap water avilable in bottles at a seperate counter (where the knives and forkes …

#142 Light lunch at vegan resto Redemption, London

restaurant review #142 – Redemption is a vegan restaurant in London, on the upper east side of Hyde Park. We had visited the Museum of Brands and Packaging that morning, which is not so well known, but very worthwhile (see pic below)! Everyday products and packages from 19th century life till present day. Really fascinating! After a stroll down Portobello Road in Notting Hill where the famous (and very touristic) Portobello market is (too crowded, too much noise) we headed towards Redemption. Redemption is a bright space with large windows and lots of light coming in. Nicely renovated (modern, but still classic and sober). Tables are not so closely placed together, so one can enjoy lunch or dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. There’s also a terrace in front, but the restaurant is located at a busy bus stop, so it did not seem very enjoyable to have our lunch outside with busses driving on and off. Redemption also offers take away. Everything is not only vegan, but also wheat free, sugar free and the restaurant …

#137 Nice lunch in the swamp of Paris: Le Potager du Marais

Restaurant review #137 – Le Potager du Marais is a vegan restaurant in Paris. It is located – as the name says – in the Marais, which is a lively and cosy (but also quite touristic) neighbourhood. There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and trendy shops in the area. Marais is French for swamp, which refers to the region’s original state, and potager stands for vegetable gardener. So that makes Le Potager du marais the vegetable gardener of the swamp 😉 It’s a rather small place, and tables are closely together, but yet there’s still a cosy atmosphere. There’s also a small terrace in front. We were here for lunch during our city trip in Paris in June. We didn’t have a reservation, and were lucky that there was a table available (we were quite late for lunch, so people already started to leave). Service was very friendly, and we immediately felt welcome! There was tap water on the table (and was refilled), which we appreciated immensly, as it was a very hot couple of …

#133 Lunch at vegan brasserie 2eme Art, Paris

Restaurant review #133 – Brasserie 2eme Art is a vegan brasserie in the city center of Paris, in between the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. We were here in June, when we were in Paris for a couple of days, before heading to Normandy. There is a large terrace in front of the brasserie. Tables are close next to each other though. Luckily, we were rather late for lunch, and there were not so many people on the terrace. It was blooming hot in Paris (nearly 40°C) and we were happy there were some umbrellas offering shade (inside was rather full when we arrived). This is part of the menu at Brasserie 2ème Art (there are also pizza’s available): PS: the red glow is because we were sitting underneath a red umbrella 😉 For drinks we had fresh juice: one can choose fresh juices with different ingredientes, and I ordered carrot and apple (4,90€). A beer was 3,90€. Glass of wine 5€. We also were served free tap water (refilled even). This is what we …

#129 Nice gastronomic dinner at Foodstorms, Ghent

restaurant review #129 – Foodstorms is the catering business of chef Kevin Storms. He hosts a popup restaurant on various locations throughout the year (for example also during the Gentse Feesten, festivities all over the city of Ghent in the Summer). In the Spring of 2017, Foodstorms held a popup restaurant in the city center of Ghent for a couple of weeks, where they also organised gastronomical dinners on selected dates. We went to one of the last gastronomical events on that location, in the St Jacobsnieuwstraat. The popup restaurant was in a place where there used to be cooking workshops. It was now set up with a large communal table in the middle, with barstools, and also a handful of tables for 2 or 4 people on the side. The gastronomic dinner was 50€ for a 5 course menu, prepaid when making the online reservation. This was the menu (see photo) beech muchrooms, avocado, tomato salad ravioli of portobello mushrooms, asparagus, cashews kohlrabi, roasted garlic, garden herbs carrots, blond lentils, fregola, spinach and burnt …