Traditional Belgian food can be very meat based, and while no doubt delicious to any carnivores out there, this poses certain problems for others. Vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, flexitarian…there’s a great many diets out there. Vegetarianism is on the rise, whether for animal rights reasons, personal health reasons or a wish to minimise carbon footprint by avoiding foods that are carbon intensive, such as meat and fish, it’s a trend that is here to stay. Naturally, the demand for vegetarian and vegetarian friendly restaurants is also increasing, so here’s some restaurants to keep in mind next time you’re looking for a veggie friendly place in Brussels. These are 5 of the best in the Belgian capital, according to TripAdvisor.
1. Yummy Bowl
Located in the heart of Brussels, Yummy Bowl offers Korean inspired vegetarian and vegan food with Halal, Kosher, Lactose Free or Gluten free options also available. With a menu of bowls filled with all sorts of delicious ingredients, you can choose either medium or large, or select a menu option which includes soup, dessert and a tea or coffee. They also serve Japanese dish Ramen and Vietnamese dish Pho as part of their menu, which has a great variety of options and flavours to suit various dietary preferences.
2. Pois Chiche
Pois Chiche describe themselves as a conscious Middle Eastern food bar bringing some of the best Levantine street food to Brussels. They offer a standard menu throughout the week as well as a brunch menu at weekends, both filled with all the best flatbreads and plates featuring delicious middle eastern ingredients and flavours. The amazing variety of dips, extras and sauces is a great addition, and the whole menu is veggie-friendly so you can really go all out here.
3. La Verveine
With set menus that cater to vegetarians, pescatarians and meat eaters alike, La Verveine is a lovely place for groups if you fancy a treat. A French-Moroccan fusion, the menu instantly sparks an appetite and everything is home made, from starter to dessert. With many organic ingredients and the delicious flavour and styles of two famous cuisines, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
4. Pasta Divina
A good, veggie friendly Italian restaurant it essential, and Pasta Divina offers the chance to ‘compose your own plate by choosing your pasta and sauce or let yourself be transported by one of our chef’s specialties’, perfect! With a menu based on the essentials of Italian gastronomy, ingredients are imported directly from Italy, delicious!
5. The Noodle Bar
As the name suggests, The Noodle Bar offers all sort of noodle dishes, as well as rice ones, and the huge variety of choice extends to vegetarian and some vegan options too. A perfect on the go healthy and tasty snack, you just have to figure out want you want first!