10 Mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Brussels

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Buddha bowls, Greek food, on-the-go quick bites, this list of best vegetarian restaurants in Brussels covers a little bit of everything. Most restaurants in this article have vegetarian, vegan, and yes even meat options ensuring you can bring just about anyone with you for a bite to eat.

I moved to Brussels in 2022 and promptly made it my mission to get to know my new hometown. Or to be more precise the vegetarian culinary scene. I soon discovered that, much like its inhabitants, the vegetarian restaurants in Brussels are colorful, multicultural and surprisingly charming.

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10 Mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Brussels
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10 Best vegetarian restaurants Brussels

This list of best vegetarian restaurants in Brussels will grow as I eat my way through my new hometown. The city has a lot of vegetarian and vegan restaurants and it seems like a new one pops up just about every day. Fear not, you will not go hungry in Brussels!

For most of the restaurants, I have added the dishes that I ordered. I am not a particularly small or big eater, so if your appetite ranges on the voracious, order a bit more! Those vegetarians/vegans with a small appetite might want to order a bit less, or simply ask for the – omnipresent – doggy bag to take the leftovers home.

PRACTICAL: The first section contains fully vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Brussels, while the second section of this article contains restaurants that contain plenty of vegan and vegetarian options but also have meat/fish on their menu.

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Vegetarian restaurant Brussels Bodja

1. Bodja Vegetarian Restaurant and Teahouse

A little Tibetan-inspired restaurant tucked away. It is easy to walk right past the Bodja restaurant as the entrance is very nondescript. Once inside – weather permitting – head straight for the large terrace at the back of the building. Service is friendly if a little laid-back. Best not to come if you are under a strict deadline.

Bodja serves a large selection of vegetarian dishes ranging from Tibetan Dumplings (Momos) to healthy Buddha Bowls. All dishes are made on the spot, with mostly organic ingredients. Lovers of tea will also rejoice in the large selection of tea! I had a Buddha Bowl and a side of vegetarian momos, which was more than enough for me. Bodja is pretty good value-for-money vegetarian food, especially considering the neighborhood.

– Fully vegetarian, vegan options available
– Open for lunch and dinner

Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Address: Rue de Stassart 104, 1050 Ixelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


Vegetarian Restaurant Brussels

2. Humus x Hortense

Vegan fine dining in Brussels. With a green Michelin star, the winner of the 2022 award for Best Sustainable Restaurant as well as Best Vegetable Chef by Gault & Millau, Humus x Hortense is the reference for vegan food in Brussels.

From the beautiful interior to the artistic creations served on beautiful ceramics, the full dining experience is quite simply exquisite. I chose the Pure Tasting Menu, my partner had the same but added a pairing of cocktails to his meal. Both the food and cocktails played with textures and interesting flavor combinations. A great vegan restaurant that will entice even the most ardent meat lovers.

– Vegan restaurant
– Open for lunch and dinner
– Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Address: Rue de Vergnies 2, 1050 Bruxelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


3. Lil Bao

A vegan restaurant in Brussels dedicated to delicious fluffy, steamed buns. The restaurant has a funky, neon yellow interior, combines interesting flavors into some of the tastiest buns in Brussels and is located smack in the center of the city.

Lil Bao is a great place for a quick bite, before heading out for a night on the town. The food is good value for money and the services friendly and efficient. I had two full buns and could probably have managed a third if I was really hungry.

– Vegan restaurant
– Open for lunch and dinner
– Closed on Tuesday
Dog-friendly

Address: Rue des Alexiens 71, 1000 Bruxelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website

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1. Knees to Chin

Some of the best Vietnamese vegetarian food in Brussels I have had to date. The menu is simple, it focuses mainly on rice paper rolls (delish) with a sprinkling of side dishes including steamed buns and dim sum and a few seasonal offerings.

Rice paper rolls are more filling than they might look at first sight. I had the caramelized tofu rice paper roll accompanied by a vegan steamed bun and had more than enough. Knees to Chin is a great place to satisfy your cravings for Vietnamese food with a quick bite, it is not a restaurant you can spend hours catching up with friends. They have four locations in Brussels and have started expanding to other cities in Belgium.

– Vegetarian & vegan options available
– Open for lunch and dinner
– Closed on Sunday

Address: Rue de Livourne 125, 1000 Bruxelles (one out of four locations in Brussels)
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


2. O’Roots

Some of the best Syrian food on offer in Brussels. While the restaurant might not be the coziest in terms of interior or location, the food more than makes up for it as does the very warm & friendly service. This restaurant is great for both vegetarians and meat lovers.

O’Roots offers you the option to either take a formula or to order à la carte. I ordered the solo vegetarian options: Two cold starters, one warm starter and sauteed vegetables which was more than enough for me. The portions are relatively small but still great value for money.


– Vegetarian options available
– Only open for dinner
– Closed on Sunday

Address: Chau. d’Ixelles 180, 1050 Bruxelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


3. Strofilia

Possibly the best Greek restaurant in Brussels with a great selection of wines. This is a great place to go for both vegetarians and meat lovers. We ended up ordering a variety of different dishes and shared them together.

The quality of the food is excellent! It is however noteworthy to mention that the vegetarian options are more limited versus the other restaurants on this list and the restaurant is slightly more pricy.

– Vegetarian options are available
– Open for lunch and dinner

– Closed on Sunday

Address: Rue du Marché aux Porcs 11/13, 1000 Bruxelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


4. Le Conteur

A Middle Eastern restaurant with the necessary pizzazz. Located in the heart of Brussels, surrounded by various tourist highlights. I have to admit, the location at first had me hesitate to go but this is anything but a tourist trap. The lush interior, dimmed lights and healthy selection of cocktails actually make this the perfect vegetarian-friendly restaurant for a first date.

Food is served family-style to be shared. Order at least 3 plates a person and share them. The motto of Le Conteur is for each meal to be a celebration. As the evening progresses, the music is turned up, waiters encourage restaurant goers to stand up and dance. When we went, free shots were handed out at the end of the night.

– Vegetarian & vegan options are available
– Open for dinner

Closed Sunday

Address: Rue du Marché aux Poulets 32, 1000 Bruxelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


Vegan food Brussels Komo

5. KOMO Bowl

If you are in the mood for a good old Poke Bowl then Komo Bowl is the place to be. Slightly pricier than your average poke, but I assure you it is worth it. The first store was opened in 2018 and they have continued to franchise across Brussels. The address below is for the original store.

I always go for the crunchy tofu (because who likes flabby tofu!). Sizes are generous, so if you are not sure order a medium. The restaurant has sustainability at heart and does not use plastic in any of its locations. Doggy bags are available upon request.

– Ample vegetarian & vegan options are available
– Open for lunch and dinner

Open 7 days a week (at the Rue Defacqz)

Address: 36 Rue Defacqz 1050 Ixelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


6. Habibi

Delicious Lebanese food that is served family-style. Order three to four different plates per person and share all the delicious foods together. The Lebanese flatbread is absolutely to die for, made in the huge woodfire oven that dominates the open kitchen.

Aside from the fragrant vegetarian food, what I love is their commitment to use only local and seasonal ingredients. Ingredients that cannot be found in Belgium are sourced from small, local artisanal stores in Lebanon. Good value for money, especially for the area.

– Vegetarian & vegan options are available
– Open for lunch and dinner

Closed Monday

Address: Rue du Bailli 38, 1050 Ixelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


7. De Markten

De Markten is located just around the corner from Saint Catherine Square on the lively Vieux Marché aux Grains. De Markten is not only a restaurant, it also serves as a cultural center for the Dutch-speaking community in Brussels.

The menu is mainly vegetarian, with a few meat and fish items. It contains delicious bowls, wraps, fancy open sandwiches and hearty soups. During the day it is a popular spot for coworking, while the weekend sees flocks of families with children enjoying a healthy brunch spread. When the weather is good, kids will enjoy playing on the outside playground.

– Ample vegetarian and vegan options available
– Open for lunch and dinner

Address: Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 5, 1000 Bruxelles
Menu & latest opening hours: Website

Map of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Brussels

All the above-mentioned places to eat vegetarian food in Brussels have been plotted on Google Maps. Click on the link for a closer view, or have a look at the screenshot below.

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Brunch places Brussels on a map
10 Mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Brussels

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