Where to enjoy pure food in Brussels? Organic, local food, veggie and vegan, forgotten vegetables in the restaurant’s backyard. Oh look, tasty chocolate! Check out 5x Pure! Food & Travel tips in Brussels! Read more »
One of my favourite foodtravel destinations is Belgium. Read all about the food spots of Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels and Ghent. Watch the YouTube Pure! Brussels item made by my colleague Stefan. And don’t forget to check out our posts about the Belgian Ardennes and Flemish coast.
Browse through the photosets of the Belgian cities and the Ardennes on Flickr.
Antwerp is one of the most visited cities just across the border with the Netherlands. You can enjoy shopping, but for me, the best idea is to enjoy good food and drinks at pure restaurants, on a sunny terrace. Visit the newly opened Mercado, the first food market in Belgium. Stroll along the river Schelde and visit ‘t Eilandje. And enjoy! Read more »
1. Visit beer brewery De Halve Maan and taste their ‘Brugse Zot’, a blond beer, and ‘Straffe Hendrik’, a triple. Take a guided tour of the brewery and afterwards enjoy one of their great beers out on the terrace. Read more »
This year Kookeet was even more festive than previous years. It’s the fifth anniversary of this culinary food festival in Bruges. During Kookeet (September 26th-28th 2015) you can taste delicious Michelin style dishes for affordable prices. Dishes from top Michelin and highly rated Gault Millau chefs for just 6 to 8 euro’s! The atmosphere at Kookeet is warm and informal, everyone is welcome at this great public food event. Read more »
Last weekend Pure! Food and Travel visited the culinary festival ‘Kookeet’ in Bruges, Belgium. 32 Top chefs created delicious dishes at affordable prices. Among them was the well-known chocolatier Dominique Persoone. Read more »
During my last visit to the Flemish coast it was a good time to see the shrimp fishermen. They only fish when it’s low tide. So they have to plan their fishing dates and time. The fishermen use draft horses, mostly Brabantian or Ardennes breed. These peaceful and strong animals weigh about 1,000 kilograms and are perfect for the hard work of shrimp fishing. Read more »
A wonderful tour along Pure! hotspots in Ostend was on my program last weekend. It was a great example of the delicious food which can be tasted during the food festival A L’Ostendaise, which starts tomorrow! A L’Ostendaise is a culinary event to promote sustainable fisheries, the chefs and restaurants in Ostend. Read more »
Café “Vooruit”, located in a large eclectic building that used to be the center of the local socialist movement, is a very relaxed meeting place with a unique outdoor terrace. They serve organic, local and fair trade products and have veggie dishes of the day. Read more »
I was immediately excited to visit restaurant Le homard et la moule in Bredene when I saw the picture of chef Donald Deschagt. His story about using seaweed and his own picked flowers and plants is fascinating. When the weather permits you can find Donald enjoying his own foodie tour when foraging in the dunes of Bredene. He enjoys being near the sea every day. Read more »
It’s hard to guess the number of cheeses that are sold in the shop. Christophe Haspeslagh’s guess is about 250 and he is the owner of this cheese and delicatessen shop in Oostende! The shop dates back to 1931 when his grandparents owned a general food store. There’s a variety of Belgian and organic cheeses, made of cow, goat or sheep milk. The demand for goats cheese has been growing rapidly the last few years. Read more »