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RESTAURANTS: with one or more decent vegetarian dishes 100% VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS: where you are served the most delicious food, 100% veggie 1. HET POORTHUIS Kempstraat 150 +32 9 375 64 23 www.ateljee.info Community restaurant with vegetarian daily special. Ma-vr: 11.30-13.30u tearoom vanaf 13.30u

12. MIMOSA Kongostraat 2 +32 9 233 55 20 www.mimosagent.be Authentic Moroccan eatery offering a large selection of veggie dishes. Ma,do,za: 18-23.45u; wo, vr, zo: 12-14.30u en 18-23.45u

2. BIO-PLANET Drongensesteenweg 134 +32 9 217 04 58 www.bio-planet.be Restaurant in the organic supermarket Bio-Planet. Ma-do en za: 9-20u, vr: 9-20.30u

13. QUICHERIE PATIRON Sluizeken 30 +32 9 233 45 87 www.patiron.be Traditional quiche restaurant with varying menu. Pasta, salads and soups are also available. Di-vr: 11.30-18u, za: 11.30-15u

3. TRAFIEK Haspelstraat 37 +32 488 26 18 88 www.trafiek.blogspot.com Coffee and tea house serving vegetarian pasta or fresh soup. Almost everything is organic. Wo-zo: 11-20u 4. ROOD Sleepstraat 210 +32 9 223 80 75 www.resto-rood.be World cuisine in a modern, red interior. Ma-vr: 12-14u, 18-22.30u; za: 18-23u 5. FAKI Sleepstraat 112 +32 9 233 13 21 Large selection of Turkish pizzas. Di-zo: 11.30-24u 6. PUNJAB TANDOORI Sleepstraat 67 +32 9 225 30 25 Traditional Indian/Pakistani restaurant serving veggie and vegan dishes. Ma-wo/za-zo: 12-14u, 17.30-23u; Do-vr: closed 7. APERTO CHIUSO Sleepstraat 82 +32 9 233 72 64 Italian cuisine with home-made pasta and part of a real car in front of the window. Ma-za: 18.30-23u 8. GÜLHAN Sleepstraat 70 +32 9 233 51 24 Turkish pizzas, veggie oven dishes and pizzas. Woe-ma: 11.30-0u 9. ALEXANDER DE GROTE Rodelijvekensstraat 1 +32 9 223 31 86 www.alexanderdegrote.be Greek restaurant offering several vegetarian dishes. Di-zo: 11.30-14.30u, 17.30-23u 10. MULTATULI Huidevetterskaai 40 +32 9 223 07 11 www.eetkaffee-multatuli.be Vast selection of veggie dishes in an authentic setting along the Leie. Di-za: 18-22.30u; zo: 17.30u-22u 11. WERELDRESTAURANT DE CENTRALE Kraankinderstraat 2 +32 9 266 13 21 www.decentrale.be World cuisine in a multicultural centre serving delicious dishes from the four corners of the globe. Ma-vr: 12-14u

14. EETCAFÉ DE LIEVE Sint-Margrietstraat 1 +32 9 223 29 47 www.eetcafe-delieve.be Daily two basic veggie dishes. Ma-vr: 11-22u 15. AVALON Geldmunt 32 +32 9 224 37 24 www.restaurantavalon.be Varied vegetarian daily specials and delicious desserts. Di-za: 11.30-14.30u 16. TIVA Oudburg 43 +32 9 233 15 84 www.tiva.be Belgian tapas prepared with dailyfresh and healthy ingredients. Di-za: 12-13.30u, 18.15-22u; zo: 12-13.30u 17. IL MEZZOGIORNO Baudelokaai 17 +32 9 224 33 29 www.ilmezzogiorno.be Home-made Sicilian dishes. Di.-vr: 12-14u, 18-22.30u; za: 18-22.30u 18. DE PANDA Oudburg 38A +32 9 225 07 86 Fully vegetarian restaurant on weekdays. Ma-za: 12-14u, 18.15-20.45u 19. ABA-JOUR Oudburg 20 +32 9 234 07 29 www.abajour-gent.com Art deco brasserie with a view of the Lys river. Ma-vr: 11-1u, za-zo: 15-4u 20. LE BAAN THAI Corduwanierstraat 57 +32 9 233 21 41 Cosy Thai restaurant with many vegetarian options. Di-do: 18.30-22u; vr-za: 18.30-22.30u, zo: 11-14u 21. LA MALCONTENTA Haringsteeg 7 - 9 +32 9 224 18 01 www.lamalcontenta.be Spanish cuisine, always serving a vegetarian main course and tapas. Di-zo 16-01u, maandag closed 22. IL CORTILE Kraanlei 53 +32 9 234 27 41 Typically Italian menu with several vegetarian pastas and pizzas. Ma-vr: 12-14u, 18-22u, za: 18-22u

23. LIMITED.CO Hoogstraat 58/60 +32 9 225 14 95 www.limited-co.be Affordable, healthy and delicious cuisine with fresh produce. Ma-vr: 12-14u, 18u-...; za: 18u-… 24. FIN DE FAIM Hoogstraat 73 +32 9 225 10 25 www.faimdefaim.be Eatery with a nice atmosphere specialising in fresh, healthy and lightfoods. Salads, quiches, soups, pasta etc. Also available for take away. Ma-za: 8-16u 25. SPINNEKOP Einde Were 44 +32 9 223 00 88 Cosy traditional pub and pick-up point for vegetable packages. Vegetarian alternatives of all snacks are also available. Ma-do vanaf 18u 26. DE BROODERIE Jan Breydelstraat 8 +32 9 225 06 23 www.brooderie.be Snack café serving home-made cakes and vegetable pies. Di-zo: 8-18u 27. SARABANDE Korenlei 1 +32 9 225 64 75 www.sarabande.be Small Moroccan eatery with a tasteful interior serving tajine, couscous, salads and a vast selection of Arab wines. Wo-ma: 12-23u 28. DE AVONDEN Ham 39 +32 9 233 53 49 www.deavondengent.be Affordable, homely cuisine. Reservation only (18 people or more) 29. MARCO POLO TRATTORIA Serpentstraat 11 +32 9 225 04 20 Just about everything is home-made according to the slow-food principle, from pasta to ice creams. Di-do: 18-22u; vr: 12-14.30u en 18-22u; za: 18-22u 30. TASTY Hoogpoort 1 +32 9 225 74 07 www.tastyworld.be Smoothie, juice, shake and veggieburger bar. Ma-za: 11-19u. April-sept: tot 20u Okt.-maart: 11-19u 31. DE ONVRIJE SCHIPPER Korenlei 7A +32 9 233 60 45 www.cityzine.be/nl/gidsen/gent/ restaurants.de+onvrije+schipper Eatery serving sandwiches, pasta and soups, with a view of the Korenlei. Ma-zo: 10-24u 32. KORENHUIS Korenlei 10 +32 9 269 77 44 www.korenhuis.be Contemporary Belgian cuisine: modern, fresh and focusing on local specialties and vegetarian dishes. Ma-za: 12-15u en 18.30-22u; zo: 11.30-15u


33. RIZ D’OR Sint-Michielsstraat 10 +32 9 233 26 43 Vietnamese cuisine. Ma, di, do, vr, zo: 12-14u en 18-22u, wo: 12-14u, za: 18-22u 34. TOI ET MOI Sint-Michielsstraat 31 +32 9 225 86 33 www.restotoietmoi.be Traditional cuisine with varying suggestions. Ma-di: 18-22u; do-za: 18-22u; zo: 12-14u en 18-22u 35. BELGA QUEEN Graslei 10 +32 9 280 01 00 www.belgaqueen.be Top-quality products in a modern setting. Ma-wo: 12-14.30u, 19-23u, do-za: 12-14.30u, 1924u, zo: 12-14.30u, 18.30-23u 36. MOSQUITO COAST Reiskeuken Hoogpoort 28 +32 9 224 37 20 www.mosquitocoast.be World cuisine or good old Flemish dishes, including daily specials. Di-za: 12-14u, 18-22.30u; zo: 15-22.30u 37. PUUR Hoogpoort 35 +32 9 225 26 00 Eatery serving home-made, fresh products and delicious vegetarian snacks. Ma, do: 10.30-18.30u; vr, za: 10.30-22.30u; zo: 10.30-18u 38. BRETOENS PANNENKOEKENHUIS GWENOLA 2 Donkersteeg 16 +32 9 224 33 41 Sweet and savoury filled pancakes. Ma-vr: 11.30-18u; za: 11.30-19u; zo: 14-19u 39. TWILIGHT EETCAFE Korenmarkt 36 +32 9 224 09 95 www.eetcafe-twilight.be Tasty snacks in a nice setting. Do-di: 11.30-21.30u 40. HOTSPOT Korenmarkt 16 +32 9 330 50 67 Koophandelsplein 32 +32 9 223 46 10 www.hotspotsmaakt.be Sandwich bar also serving salads Ma-za: 11-18u 41. EXKI Sint Michielshelling 2 +32 9 269 05 00 www.exki.be “Fast food” restaurant serving organic and fresh products. Ma-vr: 8-18.30u; za: 9-18.30u 42. WAREMPEL Zandberg 8 +32 9 224 30 62 Small and cosy vegetarian restaurant serving daily specials, soups and desserts. Ma-do: 11.45-14u; vr: 18-21u 43. KOMKOMMERTIJD Reep 14 +32 485 73 16 17 www.komkommertijd.be Fully vegetarian “all-you-can-eat” buffet, including soup and dessert. Woe-zo: 11.45-14.30u en 18-22.30u

44. SUSHI-FOOD Limburgstraat 36 +32 9 225 25 06 www.sushi-food.be Take-away sushi; veggie sushi also available. Ma-za: 11.30-18u 45. ‘T HIETEKOEKSKE Bennesteeg 1-3 +32 9 223 75 66 Quality snacks: filled pancakes, vegetable pies and much more Ma-vr: 11-18u; za: 11-19u 46. BRETOENS PANNENKOEKENHUIS GWENOLA 1 Volderstraat 66 +32 9 223 17 39 Sweet and savoury filled pancakes Ma-za: 11-19u 47. PAKHUIS Schuurkensstraat 4 +32 9 223 55 55 www.pakhuis.be Traditional French/Italian brasserie with a unique interior. Was awarded EVA’s Award of the Senses for best veggie dish. Ma-do: 12-14.30u, 18.30-23u; vr-za: 12-14.30u, 18.30-24u 48. TARTINO Predikherenlei 25 +32 9 330 49 38 Sandwich bar serving organic products. Whatever wasn’t sold is donated to an organisation helping the underprivileged every evening. Ma-do: 8.30-17u; vr: 8.30-17u 49. EAT LOVE Tasting: Onderbergen 25 Pizzas: Ajuinlei 10a +32 486 800 100 - Tastings +32 479 879 387 - Pizza www.eatlove.be Pizza: several veggie pizzas available, made with bioflour Tastings: Bar bites & tastings, always with some veggie options Open: Pizza: 7/7, lunch & dinner Tastings : do-ma, lunch & dinner 50. CUISINE OUVERTE Annonciadenstraat 4 +32 489 10 56 05 www.veggie-cuisineouverte.be Vegetarian restaurant serving an extensive lunch buffet and a changing selection of specials for dinner. Di-vr: 11.45-14.30u, 18.00-22.30u; za-zo: 18.00-22.30u 51. CARTE BLANCHE Martelaarslaan 321 +32 9 233 28 08 www.carteblanchepw.be Gastronomic restaurant, also serving vegetarian dishes. Di-za: 12-14, 19-21.30u 52. FOLEY’S IRISH PUB Recolettenlei 10 +32 9 225 90 85 www.foleys.be Authentic Irish cuisine with vegetarian options. Zo-do: 12-15u, 18-23u; vr-za: 18-22.30u; 53. PAIN QUOTIDIEN Kalandeberg 10 +32 9 224 18 79 www.lepainquotidien.be Bakery/confectionery offering breakfast, snacks, cereal mixes, fruit salads, vegetable pies and specialty dishes. Ma-za: 7-18.30u; zo: 8-18u

54. PINOCCHIO Vlaanderenstraat 9 +32 9 233 31 00 Budget-friendly pizzeria. Di-zo: 12-14.30u, 18-...u 55. HET GOUDEN HOOFD Slachthuisstraat 96 +32 487 20 65 01 www.hetgoudenhoofd.be Cosy café serving veggie snacks, spaghetti, toast and tofu curry. Ma-za: 17.30-22u 56. DALI Kasteellaan 51 +32 9 235 04 00 www.restaurant-dali.be The daily menu consists of three courses and is also available in a vegetarian version. Ma-zo: 11.30-22u 57. FAIM FATALE Zuidstationstraat 14 +32 9 269 04 48 www.faimfatale.be Modern, yet traditional restaurant. Di-vr: 12-14u, 19-22u; za: 18-23u 58. LA RESISTENZA Brabantdam 82 +32 471 20 36 82 www.la-resistenza.com Spanish tapas bar serving vegetarian options. Ma, di, wo, za: 18-…u do, vr: 16-…u Zondag closed 59. BRASSERIE DEUS Vlaanderenstraat 128 +32 9 233 66 06 www.brasseriedeus.be Brasserie, beer and wine bar. Ma-za: 12-22u 60. SOEPPLUS Lammerstraat 33 +32 9 223 16 88 www.soepplus.be All soups are made with vegetablestock; tomato soup is available withor without meatballs. Ma-za: 11-15u 61. TASTY Walpoortstraat 38 +32 9 330 75 27 www.tastyworld.be Smoothie, juice, shake and veggieburger bar. Ma-di: 11-20u; wo-za: 11-22u 62. DE VOORUIT Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23 +32 9 267 28 20 www.vooruit.be Many organic and/or fair-trade products and a veggie daily special Ma-di: 10-01u, wo-za: 10-02u, zo: 16-01u (van oktober tot april open vanaf 14u) Kitchen opens from 11.30u till 20.30u 63. TASHUN Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 10 +32 9 233 15 79 Chinese cuisine using Eastern spices, noodles, tofu etc. Vegan options also available. Ma-vr: 11.30-14.30, 18-01u; za: 18-01u 64. THALIA Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 138 +32 9 224 21 82 www.eethuis-thalia.be Tasteful restaurant and tea room with a cosy interior. Ma-do: 11.30-20u; vr: 11.30-21u; Closed during the weekend


65. PACHA MAMA Jan-Baptist Guinardstraat 9 +32 9 330 33 35 Delicious veggie daily special. Smallor large portions, with cutlery or chopsticks. Ma-vr: 12-14u 66. GREENWAY GENT Nederkouter 42 +32 9 269 07 69 www.greenway.be Healthy, vegetarian fast food bar. Ma-za: 11-21u 67. CAFFÉ CAFFÉÉ Nederkouter 129 +32 9 224 06 51 www.caffecaffee.be Eatery specialising in salads. Ma-vr: 8-18u; za: 9-18u 68. PATYNTJE Gordunakaai 91 +32 9 222 32 73 www.patyntje.be French brasserie with a garden and a nice terrace. Ma-za: 12-14.30u, 18.30-22u; zo: 12-14.30u, 18-22u 69. BLUESETTE Sint-Kwintensberg 85 +32 9 233 71 74 Student-like (cheap and plentiful)snack and chat café. Ma-vr: 11.30-21.45u 70. GUSTO Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 116 +32 9 233 86 57 www.gustogent.be Mediterranean resto serving tapasand classic Italian dishes. Several vegetarian options. Ma.-vr: 11.30-14.30u en 17.30-23u; za: 17.30-23u 71. QUETZAL - DE CHOCOLADEBAR Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 99 +32 9 224 15 27 www.chocoladebar.be Paradise for chocolate lovers! Everything is vegetarian, only the smoothies are vegan. Soy milk available. Ma-vr: 10-22u; za-zo: 14-19u 72. LE PAIN TOTAL Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 218 +32 473 80 37 72 www.lepaintotal.be Snack and sandwich bar serving veggie burgers, pasta and smoothies. Ma-do: 9-20u; vr: 9-16u 73. PETRUS Sint-Amandsstraat 15 +32 497 39 01 08 Café/snack bar offering vegetarian dishes and vegan spaghetti, close to university. Ma-zo: vanaf 11u 74. THE LOUNGE IJzerlaan 25 +32 9 225 34 09 www.thelounge-gent.be Snack and sandwich bar serving veggie nasi goreng, pasta and more. Ma-zo: 10-24u 75. DE FOBIE Brusselsepoortstraat 61 +32 9 234 17 67 www.eethuisdefobie.be Delicious pasta and healthy salads, vegetarian spinach lasagne. Di-vr: 12-14, 18-22u; za: 18-22u; zo: 12-14; closed on saturday

76. FABULA RASA Fr. Lousbergkaai 134 +32 9 225 63 30 www.fabula-rasa.be Snack and chat café serving grand-ma’s simple food. Ma-za: from 11u, zo: from 16u Closed on sunday, open on holidays 77. HET RESTAURANT Vlaamsekaai 10 +32 9 269 25 51 www.ateljee.info Community restaurant with vegetarian daily special. Ma-vr: 11.30-13.30u tearoom from 13.30u 78. JOUR DE FÊTE Brusselsepoortstraat 38 +32 9 233 66 45 www.restaurantjourdefete.be The restaurant offers a limited and frequently changing menu, including two veggie options Vr-zo: 12-14, 18.30-23u 79. CAFÉ PARTI Maria-Hendrikaplein 65 +32 9 242 32 91 www.cafeparti.be Slow food/fusion restaurant Di-vr: 12-14.30u, 18-22u; zo: 11-15u; za open from 18u; ma closed 80. LEKKER GEC Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 5 - 6 +32 9 242 87 50 www.lekkergec.be Extensive vegetarian menu with a daily special, sandwiches and even a veggie burger with chips. Di-za: 12-14.30u, 18-21u; zo: 12-15u; theehuis van ma-za: 14-18u 81. MUSEUMBRASSERIERESTAURANT MUB’ART Scribedreef 1 +32 9 221 44 89 www.mubart.be Resto of the Museum of Fine Arts.Takes part in the ‘Thursday Veggieday’ campaign. Zo, di, wo: 10-18u; do, vr, za: 10-22u 82. DE GRIEK Citadellaan 5 +32 9 222 46 29 Greek restaurant serving moussaka and Greek quorn dishes. Also on sundays 83. DE APPELIER Citadellaan 47 +32 9 221 67 33 www.deappelier.be Fully vegetarian restaurant and a pioneer of veggie food in Ghent. Ma-vr: 11.30-14u, 17.30-20.30u 84. TUIN VAN ETEN Kortrijksesteenweg 573 +32 9 245 54 66 www.restauranttuinvaneten.be Organic/vegetarian child-friendly restaurant with covered and heated terrace. Ma-di: 11.30-14u; wo-do: 11.30-14u, 18-20; vr: 11.30-14u, 18.30-21u 85. DE GROENE WAAIER Schoonmeersstraat 25 +32 9 329 39 80 www.degroenewaaier.be Delicious and colourful daily special based on original recipes. Special Friday night menu. Ma-vr: 12-14u; vr: 19-21.30u

86. ETTE-IBIBIO Zwijnaardsesteenweg 104 +32 9 221 87 32 www.ette-ibibio.org Fun African snack café, which donates its proceeds to projects in Nigeria. Di-zo: 18-22u 87. CHESS CAFÉ Ottergemsesteenweg 802 +32 9 338 89 99 www.chesscafe.be Trendy and exotic wok restaurant Ma-do: noon; vrij-za: noon and nights 88. THAWAN THAI Eggermontstraat 72 +32 9 324 01 01 www.thawanthai.be Thai eatery serving several vegeta-rian options; take away available. Di-vr en zo: 11-14u en 17-22u; za: 17-22u. Open on holidays. 89. eetcafé toreke Vlotstraat 22 +32 9 223 87 83 www.eetcafetoreke.be Community restaurant and training spot for locals, the new meeting spot in this district Di-vr: 12-14u; vr: 17.30–22.30u; za (twee-wekelijks / bi-weekly): 17.30–22.30u


Ghent: Veggie Capital of Europe

What is your favourite place in Ghent?

Tobias Leenaert is the founder and

which has a delicious vegetarian buffet

director of EVA (Ethical Vegetarian

and an atmosphere of shameless human-

Alternative), an organisation that dis-

itarianism.

seminates information on everything

My favourite place: St Michael’s Bridge,

vegetarian in a positive and enticing

for the stunning view of Korenmarkt and

manner.

the towers.

What makes Ghent the Veggie Capital of Europe? Ghent has the largest number of vege-

My favourite restaurant: Lekker Gec,

Meaty facts

tarian restaurants per capita of all known cities and more vegetarian meals are

Eating more vegetarian food and less meat decreases your chances of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, some cancers and other diseases.

If all Europeans had one meatless day a week, the amount of greenhouse gases saved would equal that of taking 35 million cars off European roads for an entire year.

Global meat consumption requires about 30,000 square kilometres of deforestedland a year! That’s an area the size of Belgium!

About one third of all fish caught in the wild (about 35 billion kilograms) is used as food for farmed fish.

One kilogram of beef requires about seven kilograms of grain.

served in Ghent than anywhere else in Belgium. We owe that to several pioneers who pushed this trend in the past and to the fact that Ghent is per definition the most progressive city of the country. Moreover, Ghent is a student city, and we know that students are more open to the idea of eating vegetarian meals than the older generation. Last but not least, Thursday Veggie Day has encouraged people to eat more vegetarian dishes.

The City of Ghent launched Thursday Veggie Day in 2009. What were people’s reactions and how was the initiative spread? When the City officially announced in 2009 that Thursdays would become Veggie Days (without obligations of course) our international press release was picked up by the BBC and as such, the news spread worldwide and in no time the world press was on our doorstep. This was the first time a government (albeit a

WHY JOIN THE VEGGIEDAY CAMPAIGN?

Skipping meat and fish one day a week is a good thing for… just about everything and everyone! You have nothing to lose, only lots to win!

✔  FOR YOUR TASTE BUDS Discover new ingredients, recipes, restaurants and cook books. Make new friends. Open the door to a whole new world!

✔  FOR YOUR HEALTH Lots of vitamins, minerals and fibres and less animal fats and cholesterol means that you are less likely to suffer from heart disease, cancer, obesity or diabetes. Cutting down on meat is a brilliant move for your body!

✔  FOR YOUR PLANET

tion in meat consumption among its citi-

Eating more vegetarian food and less meat means less deforestation for cattle and animal feed, and less greenhouse gas emissions. Animal agriculture is responsible for one fifth of global emissions!

zens, and clearly the press was intrigued.

✔  FOR OTHER PEOPLE

Thursday Veggie Day was featured in

One kilogram of beef requires seven to ten kilograms of grain and a staggering 15,000 litres of water. So why not free more food and water for people by eating less animals?

local one) encouraged a structural reduc-

Time Magazine, on CNN, the Japanese national news broadcast etc. And thanks to this international press coverage, the campaign was also launched in other cities, including São Paulo and Los Angeles.

✔  FOR THE ANIMALS In Belgium we eat an average of about 1,800 animals during our lifetime: 891 chickens, 42 pigs, 5 cows, 789 fish, 7 sheep, 43 turkeys and 24 rabbits and other game. With one veggie day a week you can save 250 animals in the course of your lifetime!

Which advice or life lesson would you give to tourists visiting Ghent?

We welcome all feedback

Enjoy Ghent to the full. Any other city

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you’ll visit afterwards will either seem too large or too small.

What is your favourite vegetable? Stewed Belgian Endive!

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Veggie fries

The Belgian specialty! Here are some places where they are fried in vegetable oil (most are fried in lard!) 1. FRITUUR DANNY Brugsesteenweg 328 +32 9 330 42 43 Chips fried in vegetable oil. Di-do: 11-13.30u, 17-23u; vr, za: 11-13.30u, 17-01u: zo: 17-22.30u 2. DULLE FRIET Vlasmarkt 1 +32 9 223 46 52 Chips fried in vegetable oil. Ma-wo: 11-2u, do: 11-3u; vr: 11-5u; za: 12-5u; zo: 12-0u

3. DE FRIETKETEL Papegaaistraat 89 +32 9 329 40 22 Large portion of chips fried in palm oil, large selection of vegetarian dishes. Ma-vr: 11.15-14.15u, 17.15-23u Za & zo gesloten 4. PAPEGAAI Annonciadestraat 17 +32 486 33 64 84 Chips and burgers fried in vegetable oil. Di-zo: 11.30-13.30u, 16.45-23u

5. FRIETCULTUUR Kantienberg 28 +32 475 98 14 87 Vegetarian selection. Ma, di, vr: 11.30-14u, 17-22u; wo, do: 11.30-14u, 17-23u; zo 17-23u Gesloten op zaterdag

 Organic foodshops

Where you have the widest choice of typical vegetarian products 1. BIO-PLANET Drongensesteenweg 134 +32 9 217 04 58 Ma-do, za: 9-19.30u; vr: 9-20u 2. GENTS BAKKERSHUIS Drongensesteenweg 68 +32 9 227 54 29 www.gentsbakkerhuis.be Wo, vr: 9.30-12.30u, 13.30-18u; za: 9.30-18u 3. TAVONTUUR Burgstraat 137 +32 9 225 87 95 www.tavontuur.be Ma-vr: 9.30-13, 14-18.30; za: 10-13u

4. PANDA Oudburg 38 +32 9 225 07 86 Ma-za: 9-18.30u 5. VITS-STAELENS Bij Sint-Jacobs 14 +32 9 223 14 69 Ma-za: 8.30-13u, 14-18u; vr: 8.30-18u 6.BIO SHOP PIMPERNEL Antwerpsesteenweg 450 +32 9 228 54 22 www.pimpernel.be Ma-do: 8.30-18.30u; vr: 8.30-19.30u; za: 9-17.30u

7. AYUNO Korte meer 22B +32 9 223 12 41 www.ayuno.be Ma-vr: 10-18.30u; za:9.30-18u 8. ORIGIN’O Kortrijksesteenweg 148 +32 9 221 37 45 www.origino.be Ma-vr: 8.30-18u; za: 8.30-18.30u 9. BIO SHOP PIMPERNEL Ch. De Kerckhovelaan 423 +32 9 245 25 45 www.pimpernel.be Ma-vr: 9-18.30u; za: 9-18u za: 11.30-13.30u, 17-1u; zo: 17-22.30u

 Organic market

It’s not huge, but it’s all natural! 1. ORGANIC MARKET Every Friday from 7.30 am to 1 pm Groentenmarkt. Most market squares (Vrijdagmarkt, Ledebergplein,…) have stalls selling organic products.

 Accommodation Hotels and B&Bs: where you can choose more than cheese or jam for your vegetarian breakfast 1. PIANO Eeklostraat 47 / +32 474 04 49 40 www.piano-gent.be Room with breakfast. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and feel free to join us for dinner too (upon request)! 2. ECOHOSTEL ANDROMEDA Bargiekaai 35 / +32 486 67 80 33 www.ecohostel.be Room with breakfast. Low budget and low impact! Stay on an inland boat and enjoy a fair trade veggie, organic breakfast (vegan available upon request)! 3. FOUR CORNERS Abdisstraat 8 / +32 9 234 29 51 fourcornersgent@gmail.com Room with breakfast. Quiet B&B in “Le Corbusier” style serving anorganic, vegetarian breakfast in the Kunstenkwartier. 4. HOTEL IBIS OPERA Nederkouter 24-26 / +32 9 225 07 07 www.ibishotel.com Breakfast and snacks. Centrally located hotel serving veggie lasagne à la carte (snacks) and breakfast with soy milk and other vegetarian products. 5. GEERTJE HENCKENS Zwartezustersstraat 3 / +32 9 224 34 05 www.slapen-in-gent.be Room with breakfast. Cosy breakfast room for all guests and use of kitchen.

6. HOTEL DE FLANDRE Poel 1-2 / +32 9 266 06 00 www.hoteldeflandre.be diner breakfast and lunch / dinner. Four-star boutique hotel with 46 individually decorated rooms. 7. AANAAJAANAA Hoogpoort 25 / +32 476 75 52 55 www.aanaajaanaa.be Room with breakfast. Eco, organic and vegan / veggie in full comfort! 8. NOVOTEL GENT CENTRUM Goudenleeuwplein 5 / +32 9 224 22 30 www.novotel.com Breakfast and lunch / dinner. Contemporary “bar & brasserie” with genuine cuisine. 9. NH GENT BELFORT HOTEL Hoogpoort 63 / +32 9 233 33 31 www.nh-hotels.com Breakfast and lunch / dinner. French-Belgian restaurant with covered terrace. Every week we offer a quick lunch with veggie suggestions. 10. HOTEL FLANDRIA Barrestraat 3 / +32 9 223 06 26 www.flandria-centrum.be Room with breakfast. Family budget hotel with a healthy breakfast buffet; fully vegetarian breakfast available upon prior reservation. 11. LA DUCALE Vlaanderenstraat 54 / +32 487 34 09 15 www.laducalegent.be

Room with breakfast. B&B respecting all beliefs and open to suggestions. 12. APARTHOTEL CASTELNOU Kasteellaan 51 / +32 9 235 04 11 www.castelnou.be Breakfast and lunch / dinner. From tasty snacks to excellent daily specials and refined menus: you ask, we cook, also for veggies. 13. BIG SLEEP Hagelandkaai 38 / +32 495 78 29 41 info@bigsleep.be Room with breakfast. We welcome you in our home, a 19th-century town house. Hearty breakfast with vegetarian options. 14. BON VIVANT Stapelplein 84E / +32 495 70 35 41 www.bed-on-boat.be Room with breakfast. Converted inland boat in a quiet location. 15. CHAMBRES D’AMI(E)S Schoolstraat 14 / +32 9 238 43 47 www.chambresdamies.be Room with breakfast. Stay in an authentic town house and discover the world of the belle époque. 16. BEATRICE & MARCUS B&B Wolterslaan 183 / +32 9 238 10 65 beatricecoppin@scarlet.be Room with breakfast. A delicious and fair breakfast in a homely atmosphere, including organic and fair-tradeproducts.


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