15 Veggie friendly restaurants in Antwerp

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The vegetarian restaurants in Antwerp have mushroomed up throughout the years, meaning there are plenty of choices to indulge in a healthy vegetarian meal when visiting Antwerp.

Antwerp is one of many beautiful places in Belgium yet what sets this city aside from others is that it is usually the first place in Belgium to hop on new trends. Many of the vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city have been there for a good number of years, while in other cities around the country, this is a rather new phenomenon.

Taking a weekend trip to Antwerp, one of the coolest cities in Belgium is always a good idea! The city has plenty of fashionable stores, vintage treasures, and hip places to grab a coffee. Here are a few of my personal favorite vegetarian restaurants in Antwerp.


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top veggie restaurant Antwerp Racine

5 x Healthy veggie restaurants in Antwerp

1. Racine

Racine is located in an old industrial site which has been completely refurbished into a hub for creativity and sustainability. Racine fits right it with its fun interior, quality ingredients, and ample menu. The perfect spot for a laid-back veggie lunch in Mechelen. Grab a salad or one of their signature sandwiches (filled with plenty of veggies, hummus, you name it!) and wash it down with a glass of natural wine or a fresh juice.

Opening hours: Thursday to Monday: 10.00 am – 04.00 pm
Address: Lamorinierestraat 161, 2000 Antwerpen (PAKT ANTWERPEN)


2. Bar Vert

The perfect spot for a healthy lunch in Antwerp. The cuisine is a mixture of Mediterranean and Asian and the team uses deliciously fresh and local ingredients. The menu boasts plenty of healthy and filling salads catering to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. If you happen to pass by during brunch hours, be sure to keep some room for the banana pancakes!

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am – 04.00 pm 
Address: Helenalei 2, 2018 Antwerpen


3. HUMM

One of the staples of vegetarian food is Hummus, and there is no better place to get it than at HUMM. This is one of my favorite veggie restaurants in Antwerp! HUMM serves acai bowls, peanut butter, and jelly sandwiches, and chia seed bowls. But what makes them special is the rest of the menu -True Middle Eastern cuisine – served in a tranquil (yet very hip) atmosphere.

The coffee is hot, the wine is natural and the beers have been made with spontaneous fermentation. The perfect place for a vegetarian brunch in Antwerp or a light dinner.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 08.00 am – 10.00 pm; Friday: 08.00 am – 11.00 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 09.00 am – 10.00 pm 
Address: Dageraadplaats 33, 2018 Antwerpen


4. Camion

This relaxed vegan restaurant in Antwerp is run by two best friends who know their food. The food uses local and/or bio seasonal ingredients and tastes divine. A strong focus on sustainability can be sensed in their clear thrive to recycle and reduce plastic to a minimum. The wine is natural and the cocktails will have you singing on your way back home. Discover the sharing menu.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 11.30 am – 10.00 pm; Sunday: 11.30 am – 04.00 pm
Address: Paleisstraat 7, 2018 Antwerpen


Murni Antwerpen vegan brunch in Antwerp
Delicious vegetarian food in Antwerpen at Murni © Leyla Hesna

5. Murni

Your go-to spot for matcha laté, fancy avocado toast, and a menu full of smoothies. This vegetarian restaurant in Antwerp also caters to vegans! The food is unprocessed, fresh, tasty, and locally sourced. A very popular hotspot for brunch over the weekends so best to make a reservation in advance in one of their three franchises.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11.00 am- 09.00 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 09.00 am – 09.30 pm
Address: Leopold de Waelplaats 10, 2000 Antwerpen

2 x Upscale veggie restaurants in Antwerp

6. Graanmarkt 13

Graanmarkt 13 is a high-end restaurant, concept store and even offers apartments to stay in. Although not a purely vegetarian restaurant in Antwerp, the strong focus on vegetables and vegetarian alternatives makes it the perfect spot to have lunch or dinner in Antwerp. The restaurant won the prize for ‘Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Flanders’ in 2015.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 12.00 am – 02.30 pm & 06.00 pm – 09.30 pm
Address: Graanmarkt 13, 2000 Antwerpen


Vegetarian restaurants in Antwerp- Zilte
Photo courtesy of Zilte Facebook page

7. Zilte

A 3-star restaurant in Antwerp is located in the iconic MAS-building. Zilte is not a pure vegetarian restaurant in Antwerp but will cater to both vegetarians and vegans if you call ahead of time. Offers the best views in the city, in a tranquil setting with beautifully refined food. If you are looking to splurge a little, Zilte is absolutely worth every penny.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12.00 pm–01.00 pm & 07.00 pm – 08.30 pm, Closed Saturday & Sunday
Address: Hanzestedenplaats 5, 2000 Antwerpen

4 x Take-away veggie restaurants in Antwerp

8. Tartelies

Looking for one of the healthiest take-way vegetarian restaurants in Antwerp? Tartelies offers a variety of gluten-free, lactose-free, and refined sugar-free (vegan) foods. The plant-based menu rotates weekly so be sure to check out the menu here.

Tartelies has an abundance of goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth: The most delicious and colorful vegan cakes/cupcakes in the city. Get ready to indulge, guilt-free!

The team wants to keep single-use plastic to a minimum and thus will present you the menu in a reusable container for which a deposit of €4 ($5) is charged. Bring back the container to get your deposit back, or come prepared with your own takeaway container.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12.00 am – 06.00 pm; Saturday: 10.00 am – 01.00 pm
Address: Gitschotellei 154, 2600 Antwerpen


9. Tastebuds

A delicious vegan restaurant in Antwerp where you can go for a serving of comfort food. Here you will find an assortment of fries (sweet potato or regular potato), vegan burgers and the typical deep-fried snacks but completely vegan.

Opening hours: Daily 17:00 – 21:30; closed on Tuesday
Address: Dageraadplaats 15, 2018 Antwerp


10. Native

An organic restaurant in Antwerp that focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. This is not a pure veggie restaurant in Antwerp but there are ample vegetarian and vegan dishes available. Vegetables take center stage on the menu. Dine-in and takeaway options are both available. The food and drinks menu changes seasonally so be sure to check regularly for what delights the team has in store for you.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11.30 am – 06.00 pm
Address: Muntstraat 8, 2000 Antwerpen


11. Schmos

Fully plant-based sandwich shop a 5-minute walk from Antwerp Berchem station. Weather permitting, you can also eat in the sandwich shop’s garden with the sun on your snout! Besides the regular offer of sandwiches, croques and paninis, you can also find some specials such as soup and salads with tofu and seitan.

Fancy something sweet? Then definitely try the vegan bread pudding, cinnamon buns and chocolate bars with beetroot. Gluten-free options are available.

Opening hours: Maandag: 11.00 am – 02.00 pm; Tuesday to Friday: 08.30 am – 03.00 pm
Address:  Statiestraat 154, 2600 Berchem

4 x Cozy sit-in veggie restaurants in Antwerp

12. De broers van Julienne

This restaurant has been around since 1992 making it one of the oldest veggie restaurants in Antwerp. It offers a delectable array of dishes making it the perfect place to eat in Antwerp for both vegetarians and vegans. Be sure to keep room for dessert, the almond-cinnamon cake is to die for!

In the summer you can sit out back in their lovely and quiet garden to enjoy your meal.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 12.00 am – 09.00 pm; Friday to Saturday 12.00 am – 10.00 pm; Sunday 05.30 pm – 09.00 pm
Address: 
Kasteelpleinstraat 45-17, 2000 Antwerpen


13. Smaaknatie

This cozy place is a little off the beaten track. At the counter, you can find a variety of freshly made dishes to choose from. The restaurant caters to both vegetarian and non-vegetarians with a focus on fresh and local ingredients. The cuisine is Mediterranean-inspired and the house wine will not give you a headache! A really good spot to have lunch in Antwerpen.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00 am- 07.00 pm; Sunday: 12.00 am – 05.00 pm
Address: 
Sint-Jorispoort 33, 2000 Antwerpen


14. Buchbar: Coffeebar with small lunch options

Buchbar is a bookstore and a restaurant wrapped up into a very cute little establishment in Antwerp. It offers some vegetarian (light) lunch options and serves a good cup of coffee. The restaurant section is small and often full. In the summer there is a nice addition of a terrace which makes it well worth checking out.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 06.00 pm
Address: 
Scheldestraat 79, 2000 Antwerpen


Vegetarian restaurants in Antwerp- Tamo
Photo courtesy of Tamo Restaurant

15. Tamo

A delicious fusion restaurant with a focus on Thai cuisine. The food is beautifully served and the restaurant has one of the coziest (vintage) decors in the city. Tamo is not one of the purely vegetarian restaurants in Antwerp but does have plenty of vegetarian options. The restaurant is the perfect spot to bring a date!

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 05.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Address: 
Volkstraat 44, 2000 Antwerpen

15 Veggie friendly restaurants in Antwerp

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Caroline Muller

Thanks for dropping in! My name is Caroline, and I am a full-time writer & photographer. With this blog, I hope to harness the power of travel to do good in the world. Think connecting with local cultures, sustainable tourism, and in-depth guides to known and lesser-known adventures. Adventure awaits!

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