Welcome to Vegefied 21, a specially handpicked collection of restaurants from across the city that define Antwerp’s dining scene right now — picked by experts, bloggers and locals. Enjoy Vegefied’s exclusive list of vegetarian and vegan friendly spots.
Updated on: 1 February 2019
Antwerp is also called “The Capital of Diamonds” because of the staggering amount of diamonds traded in the city. It is also the best place to enjoy the world-famous Belgian waffles sold by roadside vendors, as well as the plethora of bars, restaurants, and pubs but Antwerp is more than just diamonds and waffles. There is so much more to sample in the city.
Vegefied has handpicked 21 of the best spots worth visiting; ranging from awesome restaurants, to trendy cafes, to vegan bites and the coolest bars.
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This Mediterranean restaurant has vegan-friendly options. Many consider Beni Falafel as the best falafel place in Europe, and the cozy atmosphere makes the dining experience even more pleasant.
In Europe and want to eat Lebanese or Middle Eastern food? Head to Sumac. Not your average Lebanese restaurant, you can pick from their variety of mezzes and main dishes, served with Lebanese tabbouleh and flatbread. They also have cocktails worth trying.
Serving authentic Mexican fare, La Taqueria has authentic taste and affordable price, two things customers really like. They have a variety of tacos, sweet potato fries and of course who can resist mojitos and Mexican mules?
This beautiful Italian restaurant located in Sint-Andries District serves authentic Italian food in a casual and warm setting. Try the gluten-free pasta, and the ravioli and you will come back for more.
This Michelin star restaurant has a menu that features dishes such as chorizo and white beans, and mackerel ceviche and squid. Food is their religion, and this seems rightful considering that the restaurant is located in the cavernous chapel of a former military hospital.
Hofke Van Bazel is a gastronomic restaurant established in a few renovated townhouses. This culinary hotspot offers contemporary dishes based on traditional flavors and ingredients. The boat with veggie sushi is a must-try.
Munch is a vegetarian café offering vegan yogurt breakfast bowls, smoothies, veggie bowls, and more. Their Iron Man bowl is a crowd favorite, a superfood which is low in calories, perfect for health buffs!
Awarded the best coffee bar from 2014 until 2017, Charlie’s boasts of amazing food and super service from the staff. They have a wide variety of coffee, as well as vegetarian options. Try the mushroom toast if you are ever there for breakfast.
Arte is for people who delight in refined Italian cuisine. Opened in 1990, the restaurant has open exhibition space for contemporary art. Only authentic and fresh ingredients are used in their dishes.
Otomat serves meat, as well as vegan options. Their vegan pizzas are a hit because not only are they healthy, they are delicious that you won’t even notice the absence of cheese.
If you’re looking for a place that serves vegetarian-friendly dishes and excellent waffles and pancakes, Desire de Lille is the best place to go. The spacious tearoom with its large terrace is the perfect place to enjoy their delicacies.
A cozy atmosphere and dessert that will please your palate are two things you will find at Pascalino. If you have been itching for some out-of-this-world waffles, this is where you should go.
A café that offers Asian style meals with rice bowls, Supernatural boasts of fresh and healthy food, as well as vegan options for those who want to go meatless. There is a great variety of nuts and veggies which people absolutely love when in their vegan rice bowls.
Zaowang offers the best Japanese food in Antwerp. This sushi spot is a favorite of locals, as well as tourists, serving fresh tempura rolls, sushi, sashimi, and teriyaki salmon that delight customers.
This vegetarian-friendly sushi/teppanyaki place caters to people who come for lunch and dinner. With friendly staff, delicious and fresh food, as well as excellent ambiance, you will definitely come back for more. One of the best posts for a family dinner or special occasion. You will be stuffed after the final course.
Del Rey is famous for their Belgian chocolates, as well as their to-die-for pastries. Their sublime offerings are not only Instagram-worthy, they also make your senses come alive too! Being there is like being a kid in the candy shop. Not only is it the go to dessert shop, but has the yummiest restaurants/cafe attached to the shop as well; serving high tea, as well as an Italian fare.
Often called the best pizzeria in town and awarded as the best pizzeria in Belgium once, Il Carpaccio’s bestseller is their thin crusted pizza. The owner and the staff are also all Italian, so you get the authentic feel and taste.
Located in an elegant building on a botanical park, Het Gebaar boasts of desserts in a league of their own. The chocolate is a masterpiece delivered to the table as it is hand prepared by one of the top pastry chefs in the world. Het Gebaar truly deserves its 3-star Michelin.
One of the best places in Antwerp for cocktails. Dogma signature drinks such as Too Hot to Handle, Femme Fatale, and Deconstructed Old Fashioned are favorites. The creative and well-executed menu is something you won’t see anywhere else.
This wine bar serves European and Middle Eastern gourmet food. With vegetarian-friendly dishes and an extensive wine list, you can never go wrong.
Not just another cocktail bar, Bar Burbure serves a variety of sophisticated drinks and a massive selection of wines which every connoisseur will love.
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