Living a vegan lifestyle in Belgium can be a bit challenging at times, but it is possible! Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your vegan lifestyle in Belgium.
Find vegan-friendly restaurants.
There are many vegan-friendly restaurants in Belgium, so you should take advantage of them! Some of our favourites include Greenway (Brussels), La Vache qui Rit (Antwerp), and L’Air du Temps (Brussels). Even if you can’t find them right away, it’s always worth to walk and ask around for vegan options or fully vegan restaurants.
Make sure to stock up on vegan staples.
There are a few vegan staples that you should always make sure to have nearby, such as vegan cheese, plant-based milk, and vegan chocolate. You can find these items at most supermarkets in Belgium. If you’d prefer not to buy in the supermarket, you’re not losing much – local small markets have plenty of fresh ingredients, ready to be used for a delicious meal.
Get to know the local vegan scene.
There is a thriving vegan community in Belgium, so be sure to get involved! There are a number of vegan meetups and events that take place regularly, so you can meet like-minded people and learn more about veganism. Belgian vegans are very passionate about their lifestyle and are more than happy to tell you all about it and give you some advice about the best places to eat or shop for vegan-friendly products.
When travelling around Belgium, be sure to research vegan-friendly restaurants and attractions in advance. This will make your trip much more enjoyable and hassle-free. This will help you later on, as right after moving to this beautiful country, you’ll have much more time to enjoy these restaurants without the hustle of looking for them!
Enjoy vegan Belgian food!
There are several delicious vegan Belgian dishes that you can enjoy, such as waterzooi (a vegetable stew), stoemp (mashed potatoes and vegetables), and Brussels sprouts. Even if certain Belgian dishes are not traditionally vegan, it’s easy to switch up some ingredients and make them so – it may take time, planning and creativity, but it’s worth it! So don’t miss out on these tasty treats!