Are you vegetarian or vegan? There are countless restaurants in Brussels with menus packed full of delicious meat-free options. For some it's their speciality! Discover our selection of addresses that will delight your taste buds.
Vertige - © Sophie Lepère & Anthony Florio
Our favourite vegetarian and vegan spots
Liu and Lin are the two managers of this 100% vegan restaurant in the Sablon district. The two sisters invite you to taste the cuisine of their home country, Taiwan. The names of the dishes on the menu will confuse you at first, as they sound and look like they contain meat: calamari rings, shrimp fritters... But when you taste them, you'll discover that you have been fooled! If you like vegan food then you'll undoubtedly be seduced by this cuisine that offers tofu, soy and shiitake mushrooms. Liu and Lin's goal is to convert carnivores to veganism and once you've tried their food, you may well make the switch.
© Dylan Berrier
In the heart of Brussels, The Judgy Vegan Café and Bar prepares, as its name suggests, vegan dishes, pastries and drinks. It also invites you to relax in its armchairs and enjoy its board games. You can get some work done here and there's even a play corner for children. Dogs are also welcome and will be served water. The Judgy Vegan aims to be a comfortable and welcoming place for everyone.
© The Judgy Vegan Café & Bar
Resto Recyclart is a 100% vegan restaurant that offers you a unique menu that changes with the seasons and the inspiration of its head chef. Here, they invite you to be delighted by their vegan dishes, so come to Molenbeek and enjoy a homemade kombucha or a vegan cappuccino. Every Tuesday evening, they serve up a five-course, seasonal menu.
Le Botaniste is a plant-based and organic concept that serves 'botanical prescriptions', just like at a herbalist. It all started in a 19th century pharmacy when Alain Coumont, founder of the famous Le Pain Quotidien, opened his first bar in Ghent. Le Botaniste aims to treat you to a pleasant experience, while doing something good for your health and that of the planet. They offer fast but healthy food and invites you to travel and taste cuisine from around the world. It also invites you to sample the many flavours and textures of vegetables. Enjoy "prescriptions bowls" and other creative and plant-powered dishes, accompanied by natural wine and a bright atmosphere. Pop into their locations in the Schuman and Bailli districts!
© Le Botaniste
humus x hortense is one of the most interesting vegetarian restaurants in Europe. Located in Ixelles, it offers botanical cuisine. It's highly technical and showcases the best of what comes from the land and conveying the love that chef Nicolas Decloedt and mixologist Caroline Baerten have for nature. They are committed leaders of Soilmates activist movement. The H & H experience is also enjoyed in a glass, as they serve natural wines, cocktails and other creative drinks. Quality is present in their gastronomy, but also in their presentation of the dishes composed like art photographs, the setting of the location and the ceramics. It's a real treat for the eyes and the taste buds!
Savage is a plant-based restaurant in Ixelles, where vegetables are king. Meat and fish are optional extras and the menu is unique, constantly changing according to the seasons. Through his cooking, chef Joel Rammelsberg shares with you his way of eating and his commitment to nature and the climate. The cuisine he serves is the one he has known since his childhood and reflects the idea of responsible consumption. At Savage, enjoy smoked carrots, barbecued artichokes and seaweed and sneak a peek at the chef while he prepares his dishes. A highlight is their unbeatable value for money lunch menu.
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Located in the popular rue de Flandre, Vertige was conceived by chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre under the name San Bruxelles. Today, this restaurant offers sustainable, committed and modern gastronomy with a focus on nature. The chef, Kevin Perlot, who worked in the kitchens of Sang Degeimbre’s L’air du temps, offers inventive and creative gastronomic cuisine with a focus on vegetables, although a meat menu is also available. On the menu, you can enjoy 'beetroot sweets', 'cabbage from our gardens', Jerusalem artichokes and salsify. In short, it's a treat for the eyes and the palate.
© Sophie Lepère & Anthony Florio
Places serving vegan or vegetarian options
Finally, you should know that a handful of gastronomic restaurants in our capital offer complete vegetarian or vegan menus. La Canne en Ville in Ixelles, which holds a Michelin star, specialises in French cuisine. It serves a four to six-course seasonal vegetarian menu both at lunchtime and in the evening. Bon Bon, in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, which holds two Michelin stars, offers a vegetarian menu prepared with locally sourced produce.
La Canne en Ville - © Kevin Lejeune