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Vegan restaurants in Ostend? Discover these places!

Until recently, the places in Ostend where you could go for vegan food could be counted on one hand. Fortunately, the number of restaurants offering vegan dishes - whether or not on request - is increasing. Geertrui Cazaux, who blogs on The Bruges Vegan, has Ostend roots. She often visits the city by the sea, looking for places with a tasty vegan offer. She is happy to share some tips.

1. Organic Vision

Organic Vision opened in the spring of 2018, but before that, manager Larisa served vegetable macrobiotic-inspired dishes in De Graankorrel for years. Organic Vision offers a vegan dish of the day. All desserts and cakes are also vegetable-based, and sugar-free. Organic Vision is the place to enjoy healthy food in a soothing setting in the heart of the city.

2. Sassy's

Located on the outskirts of Ostend, in the quiet suburb of Stene, Sassy’s is a favorite spot of many who love vegan pizza or pasta. Also try their vegan pastries such as muffins and cakes. Lovers of vintage furniture will surely feel right at home at Sassy's.

3. CultuurCafé De Grote Post

CultuurCafe De Grote Post respects customers who want to eat animal-free food. A lentil dish with carrot tapenade and sweet potato, or a dish with seitan, zucchini and tomato are among the options to choose from.

4. Belle de Jour

Vegans will also get their money's worth at Belle de Jour - in the pleasant Madrid Street. The menu changes daily, but usually one or more vegetarian dishes are offered. For example,  a dish with wild mushrooms and lentils. Chef Jeremy is always happy to cook vegan, but if that is what you'd like, it is handy if you let them know in advance.

5. Le Touquet

Brasserie Le Touquet is a more family-oriented eatery on the promenade. You can go there for smaller snacks such as vegan croque monsieurs and croque madame, but seitan steak with fries or vegan spaghetti bolognese are also on the menu. And try the vegan pancakes too!

6. Toi, Moi et La Mer

Toi, Moi et la Mer is a gourmet fish restaurant on the beach promenade. A vegan menu is available on request. Homemade lentil burgers, beetroot carpaccio and falafel are among the vegan creations of chef Christophe. Reservation in advance is mandatory.

7. La Vie

At La Vie on the Vissersplein there are no vegan dishes on the menu. However, if you inform the staff that you are vegan, they’ll point out those dishes with a vegan counterpart.. As a starter, chef Joicy makes delicious papadums or vegan sushi rolls, and as a main course you can choose between curry, kimchi ramen or tortillas with guacamole.

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