A hip and happening address in beautiful Ghent. At Simon Says they work with local ingredients and as much organic as possible. We had the veggie quiche with salad and jasmine tea. 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.
Il Mezzogiorno is a Sicilian restaurant where they serve veggie dishes like Antipasto with traditional cheese from the interior of Sicily, and sundried tomatoes with mamma rosalia’s marinated and grilled veggies. Their ricotta, eggs and butter are organic, as are the wines. Read more »
Italian coffee and an organic bakery, that’s Barista in Ghent. They make bread, homemade cakes, pies and healthy sandwiches every day. Barista has a wide choice of tea, freshly squeezed fruit juices, smoothies and organic lemonades, and if you book online you can also enjoy a brunch, picknick or aperitif on a boat trip through the canals. Read more »
Greenway in Ghent is a veggie fast food restaurant. Try a crisp fresh salad, organic ciabatta, a homemade soup or this tasty vegan kebab wrap, stuffed with seitan, lettuce, tomato, onion and a garlic curry sauce. Yummie! Read more »
Note: the bed and breakfast closed in 2014 : ( The good news is that Brooderie is still open for breakfast and lunch! We visited Brooderie in August 2013… An authentic, inviting, cozy lunchroom and bed and breakfast in the center of Ghent. Don’t expect a luxurious B&B. The three rooms are simply decorated and the bathroom is shared with other guests. Although it sounds very basic we warmly recommend it to you. Read more »
We’ve saved the best for last. Seppe Nobels is the chef at Graanmarkt 13 and he likes veggies to be the stars of the menu. We were surprised with a tasting of several delicacies like mussels, grilled lettuce, beets and goat cheese. Oh, and did I mention the delicious organic white wine? Read more »
After enjoying dinner at De Broers van Julienne we decided to also visit her sister, Juliette. It’s a deli store in Antwerp where you can order take away or sit and eat at one of the tables. Painted in pastels Juliette is like the little sister. Everything is homemade, but not necessarily organic. Read more »
If you are a fish lover, Fiskebar is the closest you can get to heaven. Situated at the upmarket district ‘t Zuid, Fiskebar serves tasty fish and seafood, but not all fish is sustainable. We advise you to check your choice via an App or website before you order. We chose one of our all-time favourites: shrimp croquettes. Read more »
Welvaert is a project of artist collective Timecircus. Situated close to the MAS museum, it explores sustainable living in a city. You not only go to Antwerp for good food, you can also enjoy numerous great museums in Antwerp like the aforementioned MAS, or the house of Rubens, the Photography Museum, Fashion Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Arts. In the last one you can even order fair trade coffee, tea, juice or wine. facebook.com/WelvaertWelton
Via Instagram we got the tip to check out Normo Coffee. So we did. Jens, the owner, explains that everything starts with taste. This governs all his choices when selecting ingredients. Not always with an organic or fair trade certification, but without pesticides and he pays a fair price.