My Dutch Instagram friend Lot is coming to town ! Yay ! Being a veganist/vegetarian, she wants me to look out for THE best spots in Antwerp so she and her friend can have a decent meal.
Of course Lombardia is best known among veggie lovers, but hey, don't they say "a change of meal is a change of appetite"
So, let's get this on and discover together with Lot some of the newer and nicest places in my hometown :
this organic and raw food bar the THE hotspot to be if you're into vegan food and healthy living.
It's situated in de Minderbroedersrui, so perfect if you're on your way to the MAS museum and want to have a lunch stop during the trip. It's only a 5 minute walk from the center and a real must try-place for people that are concerned about their food and well being.
Little sister of Barnini, situated in the Quartier National, so a perfect hot spot for fashion loving coffee drinking people. I know they have a nice choice in bagels and if I'm hungry, I take the Simply B, perfect for vegetarians (not vegans).
The good things is it's super cheap and their coffees are to die for (my Instagram followers know this and their reactions to these coffee pics are always ebullient).
Also visit Garde Robe National and Julija's shop when you're here ; in March Clouds of Fashion will open it's new store too.
The Nationalestraat is best known for lovely shops, Moroccan bakeries and pubs, as well as second hand stores like Jutka & Riska
Veronique Leysen has a wonderful space in Berchem where 2 of my fave things in the world are combined ; coffee and knits.
Luckily for people visiting Antwerp, she opened a second place, in the headquarters of KBC bank, where you can enjoy her presence, knits and coffees too.
No need to head all the way to Berchem, just take some cash from the ATM machines in the building, settle yourself in the cosy armchairs and enjoy !
De Broers van Julienne are known for ages in Antwerp ; I remember my mom used to get take-aways from their restaurant to enjoy at home. Lovely !!
Since a couple of years, they opened a little sister near the Nationalestraat, where you can enjoy a quick veggie bite or drink.
Situated in the Ijzerenwaag, you are also close to stores like Moose in the City, HAY and LOT.Antwerp in the Kammenstraat.
Did you know the Kammenstraat was the 1st ever street/place to host Laundry Day ?
My most liked picture ever on Instagram, was the coffee I had at Caffè Noir.
As an eatery they don't specialize in vegan or veggie food, but I'm pretty sure they have something on their menu that will do. If not just go and ask for that delicious coffee from my IG account.
Meanwhile, while you're here, check out t Stad Leest bookstore, just across the street !
Kim Hertogs opened her bookstore meets coffeeshop at the end of last year and it has been a popular hotspot ever since. I did not get the chance to have a drink myself but I know they do serve lovely hummus sandwiches, so THE perfect spot to enjoy a book, buy a small present for your loved ones left at home and have that real nice coffee Kim made you herself.
The Scheldestraat is near that other lovely place, Wasbar !
Lot, I hope you'll have the best day ever ! Maybe, if the time is right and you want me to take some lovely pictures of you and your outfit that day, let me know !
For all other Antwerp and citytrip lovers, find out more on my Pinterest page !
Every time I enjoy a great space or shop, I'll tag it on here ..