In Ostend, I found hotspots where you can also eat tasty vegetarian foods. Sometimes you can choose organic vegetables from the Ostend vegetable garden. We look for great places to have a shot of espresso, a specialty coffee, and a good glass of wine on a rooftop terrace. If you are staying in this city on the coast, choose a place with a view of the sea and beach. 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.
Wine and cheese is always an excellent combination. In the Liège area we visited some great wine and cheese producers producing biologically dynamic wine and organic cheese. Oops, there’s chocolate too. Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is.
Liège is a great idea for a city trip. The fifth largest city of Belgium and the largest city of the French-speaking region Wallonia. Where do you go for great local food? Check out these four tips: Pure! restaurants. Read more »
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 »
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 »