Belgian city Ghent is a perfect destination for a city trip! I just came back from a short trip to Ghent to share my favorite spots with you! I made a short video impression of the city and I’ve listed all my vegetarian and vegan friendly food spots in this blog post. Visiting other Belgian cities as well? Check my foodie favorites in cities like Antwerp and Brussels on this page.
LKKR describes themselves as a sandwich bar, but I recommend them for breakfast. They have so many yummy dishes! They have sweet treats like croissants or cake with goji berries but they also have healthy breakfasts like this homemade granola with nuts. If you’re there in the afternoon you can go for one of their salads (the falafel salad is great) or a nice sandwich. They have 4 vegetarian options including a guacamole sandwich with extra avocado on top!
Jack is a hamburger restaurant that also suits the needs of vegetarians like me. They have no less than 4 vegetarian burgers! Pictured on the left is the ‘Spicy Veggie Jack’, a spicy bean burger served with cheddar cheese. On the right you see the ‘Black Veggie Jack’ with goat cheese, cress and yogurt sauce. The burgers are served on tasty spelt bread and you can order a portion of Jack fries if you’re hungry.
My favorite place for coffee and cake is Madam Bakster as all her cakes are ‘guilt free’. They don’t use any refined sugars and all their cakes are vegan and wheat free. You can also order a cake on their website and pick it up at one of their pick-up points in Belgium. Pictured above is the cake called ‘Raymond’, it’s a vegan chocolate raspberry cake.
Holy Food Market
The indoor food market in Ghent is housed in a 16th century chapel! A very special location to eat your favorite foods! There are all kinds of stands, from Malaysian to ice cream and from oysters to croquettes. The price level is a bit higher than average in Ghent, but you’ll get a very original surrounding with it!
Pain & Compagnie
If you’re looking for a nice place for lunch in Ghent you should go to Pain & Compagnie. This bakery has delicious bread, sweets and sandwiches. You can have them to-go, but you can also sit down at one of their tables outside on a lovely square. They have several vegetarian options, I had this one with mozzarella, tomato and pesto!
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