I love Antwerp because of its diversity of culture, fashion and food. A mix of good shops, vintage and designer stores, restaurants and plenty of healthy food hotspots. These places offer high-quality veg-filled meals with a sense of fun and excitement. Some are vegan or vegetarian, and some aren’t — but all are serving up thoughtful and delicious plant-based dishes. Here is my top 7:
Tan is a restaurant and shop in one located in the Antwerp South. The focus here is on healthy, fair and tasty, vegetarian and gluten free food. The interior is entirely according to the rules of Feng Shui.
Probably one of the more famous healthy addresses in Antwerp, it is the ideal lunch spot during an afternoon shopping. In a colourful and alternative atmosphere you can have delicious organic food. For those who eat gluten-free, cereal-free or lactose-free, there are many options here.
Lombardenvest 78, 2000 Antwerpen, België
One of my favourite spots for a healthy breakfast lunch in South is Tinsel. They are already open at 8.30 so early birds are here to the right place. A small cute place where you can enjoy your morning with a cup of coffee and a tasty sandwich!
Vlaamsekaai 40, 2000 Antwerpen
ETEN VOL LEVEN
Yes! Food full of life! Absolute favorite, so delicious and everything is made of pure ingredients! A vegan and raw food cafe with a friendly owner selling divine cakes and cashew chai lattes. For a raw lunch or salad you are also at the right place. Nice neighbourhood of Antwerp!
Minderbroedersrui 52, 2000 Antwerpen, België
Charlie is known for great choice in coffee’s and organic food. On the menu there are more than 20 different coffees such as Cappuccino with quinoa-cocos-ricemilk or Almondoccino. For breakfast you can choose from three different formulas with sandwiches, juices and yoghurt with muesli. On the lunch card you will find daily fresh soups, quiches, salads and panini’s. Yum!
Volkstraat 66, 2000 Antwerpen, België
Wasbar is a creatieve hotspot, a combination between a laundromat and a bar. A nice cosy place to stop for a simple natural meal, meeting friends, work on your laptop or just for having tea or a smoothie while your laundry is being done.
Graaf van Egmontstraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen, België
Last but not least…a secret gem, hidden on a side street. Native is a small place with beautiful interior and a very nice, creative card full of healthy, organic options. I loved this salad with caramelized pumpkin with quinoa, goat cheese and sweet potato fries. Recommend!
Muntstraat 8, 2000 Antwerpen, België
Last but not Least: dessert in Mercado! Antwerp now also has its own food hall where you can taste goodies from all corners of the world. Located on the Groenplaats in the old post office, so nice in the center. Whether you only drink something or prick a fork in all kinds of dishes; Mercado is a party for your senses! And for sure you can find here many healthy bites and drinks!
Groenplaats 43, 2000 Antwerpen