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Complete Brussels Vegan Guide: Restaurants, Bakeries, & More

Updated March 8, 2024

I enjoyed our adventure to Brussels way more than I thought that I would. So many people only think of Brussels as the home of the European Unions, but there’s so much more!

Stepping into the city center feels like a Royal affair with the imposing Grand Palace, the surrounding streets are filled with Art Nouveau buildings, and there are countless lively and charming neighborhoods that you must explore.

Then there’s the vegan scene!

While Brussels isn’t considered one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world, its still got a lot to offer! You’ll find plenty of vegan restaurants, bakeries, shops — and this guide will help you find it all and more!

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Vegan Restaurants in Brussels

You’ll find everything you could want in Brussels from their famous waffles to fries (make sure you check out the two vegan-friendly spots) and everything in between!

Le Botaniste

Rue du Bailli 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium – 2 locations in Brussels
This beautiful vegan café and natural wine bar is perfect for enjoying something delicious and healthy. Their menu features a unique selection of globally-inspired bowls and dishes from red beet caviar to a Tibetan Mama bowl (coconut peanut butter curry with steamed greens, kimchi, and rice) — I promise, nothing on this menu is boring!

vegan coconut curry bowl next to a beet juice at le botaniste vegan restaurant in nyc

The Judgy Vegan

Rue des Capucins 55, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
With a name like that, how could you not want to check it out!? Their comfort food-focused menu features a nonstop lineup of creative eats — vegan lobster on a toasted hoagie, croquettes de fromage (cheese sticks), seitan bourguignon, and so much more.

large white bowl of vegan cream pasta topped with little green flecks of herbs at the judgy vegan in brussels
Credit: The Judgy Vegan


Galerie Agora 48, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
You can’t go to Belgium without trying their world-famous waffle—right!? Luckily for you and me, vegan waffles in Brussels exist! Head here to enjoy a variety of decadent vegan waffles, along with gluten-free waffle options — hooray!

one golden vegan waffle topped with whipped cream and caramel from the vegan waf in brussels
Credit: VeganWaf

Lucifer Lives

Rue Haute 120, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This unique vegan cafe was named one of Brussels’s best vegan lunch spots! The eclectic menu features beautiful house-made sandwiches, giant quiches, curries, and mouthwatering baked goods! You really can’t leave without a slice of cake or a flaky croissant.

vegan sandwich, quiche, and soup in a triangle pattern on a wooden outdoor table at lucifer lives in brussels
Credit: Lucifer Lives

Humus x Hortense

Rue de Vergnies 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
If you’re looking for something special, head here for a world-class vegan fine dining experience (their cuisine has won multiple awards). The veggie-forward menu is available for lunch or dinner tasting with various courses and optional wine pairing. It is seasonal and consistently changing by what is harvested at the farm Le Monde des Mille Couleurs.

large white bowl filled with green vegan soup and topped with colorful edible flowers at humus x hortense in brussels
Credit: Humus x Hortense

Liu Lin

Rue Haute 20, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This Taiwanese vegan street food bar was started by two sisters who wanted to celebrate their passion for food and the plant-based lifestyle. The menu features a fantastic selection of traditional veganized dishes, from faux prawn tempura to a Chinese herbal soup served with rice noodles, dumplings, and more.

vegan asian bowl filled wtih golden crispy tofu, veggies and topped with an orange sauce at lin liu in brussels
Credit: Liu Lin

Les 4 Jeudis

Rue du Marteau 36/A, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
If you’re vegan and gluten-free, you’ve got to come here! Their globally-inspired, plant-forward menu focuses on making veggies shine!

Lil Bao 

Rue des Alexiens 71, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This bright yellow Taiwanese-inspired street food spot is a can’t miss in more ways than one! Their menu features a slew of veganized Bao Buns filled with braised eggplant, veggie fish, pulled jackfruit, and more.

vegan bao bun stuffed with veggie meat and vegetables on a white table in brussels
Credit: Lil Bao

Kitsune Burgers

Pt Rue des Bouchers 25, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
In the mood for super delicious, vegan junk food? Come here! This vegan fast-food spot took a little American and Asian inspiration and melded it together to create a fantastic menu. You’ll find everything from a traditional burger with cheddar to a Korean fried mushroom burger with kimchi slaw!


Chau. de Vleurgat 146, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This hip, green spot (literally the front is covered in gorgeous green tile) is the perfect place to go to enjoy a glass of wine over a creative, veggie-focused meal. No matter if you pop in for lunch or dinner, you’ll find a wonderful lineup of creative dishes — crispy sweet potatoes with tangy kohlrabi, cannelloni of gratinated asparagus in a béchamel sauce, and more.

vegan seitan-loaf, morel mushroom sauce with a potato and sunroot millefeuille in a white plate next to white wine at verdo in brussles
Credit: verdō

Vegetarian & Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Brussels

Just incase you didn’t find what you were looking for, here are a few more options to check out!


Chau. d’Alsemberg 812/A, 1180 Bruxelles, Belgium
For a chic and unique dining experience, you’ll want to check out this upscale French vegan-friendly restaurant. They offer a set vegan menu that features seasonal Belgian ingredients.

overhead view of green vegan dish from bouchery in brussels
Credit: Bouchery


Rue de Flandre 13, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This vegetarian falafel bar is well-known for its flavorful and crispy falafel, the tastiest pita wraps, and bowls! Most of the menu is vegan and offers a vegan tahini sauce, which you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or something delicious and affordable, this is the spot for you.

Pois Chiche

Pl. de la Chapelle 15, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Another fantastic vegetarian Middle Eastern spot in Brussels! This restaurant prides itself on being environmentally conscious by composting all of its waste, using local ingredients as much as possible, reducing waste, and only using one roll of plastic a year in the kitchen. Their menu features traditional favorites made in veggie-friendly ways, like cauliflower shawarma, and of course, falafel.

colorful vegan middle eastern bowl filled with veggies, hummus and falafel at pois chiche brussels
Credit: Pois Chiche

Chicago Trattoria

Rue de Flandre 45, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
If you’re craving a slice of cheesy vegan pizza, come to this vegan-friendly trattoria! There are two options for vegan pies — rossa (red) and bianca (white) — loaded with a fantastic assortment of tantalizing toppings. Mushroom lovers shouldn’t miss the vegan bianca or funghi with added vegan salami for an additional flavor punch!

Yummy Bowl

Rue des Eperonniers 49, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
These colorful bowls are a delight for your eyes and taste buds! This vegetarian café focuses on Asian and Middle Eastern-inspired bowls, from comforting pho to falafel.

SERRA Brussels

Pl. Charles Rogier 20, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium
This vegan-friendly restaurant is pleasing to the eyes and taste buds! Their menu focuses on seasonal and sustainable ingredients, which naturally emphasizes plant-based dishes. They also have their own line of plant-based meat!

Bodja Restaurant & Teahouse

Rue de Stassart 104, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
This vegetarian Tibetan teahouse prides itself of its house-made Momos (Tibetan dumplings). They have a variety of vegan options stuffed with veggies and tofu. On top of the Momos, they also have other Asian-inspired dishes like Japche, Buddha bowls, and delicious desserts.

Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Brussels

Start your day off with an order of golden pancakes, berry-filled bowls, and more at these awesome vegan restaurants!


Rue de Namur 25, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This sweet little vegetarian café features an all-day breakfast menu with golden maple pancakes, berry-filled acai bowls, loaded avocado toast, and more.

stack of golden brown vegan pancakes topped with cream and berries at tich in brussels
Credit: Tich


Rue de Savoie 59, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium
If you’re a fan of coffee and breakfast, you’ll love this vegan café! Start with a dirty chai or flat white, then dive into the massive lineup of breakfast favorites! Their breakfast lineup has a little bit of everything — fluffy buckwheat pancakes, quinoa Bircher, scrambled tofu, toast, and more.

The Sister Brussels Café

Rue Chair et Pain 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Every day until 1 pm, you can enjoy fried “vegg” toast, sweet golden waffles, power bowls, and more! On top of an epic vegan breakfast lineup, this vegetarian restaurant also serves sandwiches, Buddha bowls, falafel, and more all day long.

two plates of vegan omelets with toast next to a tall mimosa at the sisters cafe in brussels
Credit: The Sister Brussels Café

The Judgy Vegan

Rue des Capucins 55, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This popular vegan spot adds to its comfort food lineup on Saturday and Sunday with breakfast favorites like veggie omelets, French toast, and more.

two large vegan breakfast plates filled with waffles, scramble and veggies at the judgy vegan brunch in brussels
Credit: The Judgy Vegan

Les 4 Jeudis

Rue du Marteau 36/A, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
On Saturday, this vegan and gluten-free restaurant offers multiple brunch specials featuring house-made waffles, granola, and baked goods.

Vegan Bakeries, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Donuts in Brussels

If you’re craving something sweet, have no fear, there is a vegan option in Brussels!

Lucifer Lives

Rue Haute 120, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
This scary movie-themed vegan café has an incredible lineup of decadent and moist cakes, cinnamon rolls, croissants, and more to delight your taste buds.

slice of vegan white cake topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle at lucifer lives in brussels
Credit: Lucifer Lives

Buddy Buddy

Rue des Drapiers 10, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
This modern vegan cafe is focused on all things nuts — it’s actually Europe’s first nut butter café and atelier (sounds fancy, doesn’t it?). Buddy Buddy created a line of nut butters and then incorporated the butters in a variety of drinks, treats, and pastries available in the café. Don’t skip their almond butter chai!

Coco Donuts

Rue Joseph Stevens 30, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
They say, “a donut a day keeps the doctor away!” When you’re in Brussels, you need to heed that warning! This beautiful vegan-friendly donut shop always has a lineup of traditional and creative options from cinnamon and sugar to chocolate bombs (brioche donuts filled with chocolate).

golden brown vegan chocolate bomb donut at coco donuts in brussels
Credit: Coco Donuts

Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier

Rue Ravenstein 2D, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Look no further for delicious vegan chocolate. This vegan-friendly chocolate shop has terrific options, including ice cream, that you won’t want to miss!

Credit: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier


Rue Dr Huet 108, 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium
If you fancy a drive outside the city center (about 20 minutes), then there is no better place to go than this lovely vegan patisserie! Their lineup includes perfectly golden and flaky pastries, tarts, cakes, and much more.

long rectangle vegan tart topped with strawberries from succulente in brussels
Credit: Succulente

Where to Find Vegan Fries in Brussels

Did you know that most of Brussels’ popular pommes frites (French fries) aren’t vegan? Many are fried in animal fat! To avoid that, check out these two vegan-friendly spots!


Two locations in Brussels
This vegan-friendly shop has two options for its pommes frites — one fried in vegetable oil (vegan) and the other in beef fat (super gross, I know). The menu is well-marked for vegan-friendly options.

brown tray filled with golden brown vegan french fries at patatak in brussels
Credit: Patatak

Frites Atelier

Rue Sainte-Catherine 32, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Come here if you’re interested in just plain ole crispy fries with ketchup! This artisanal fry shop and restaurant only use vegetable oil for frying. There are multiple variations of pommes frites, but the only vegan option is to eat them plain.

Vegan Brussels Map

Curious where all of these fantastic spots are in Brussels? Use this handy vegan map! It also includes the hotel suggestion so you can see where places are in relation to it.

Where to Stay in Brussels

Citadines Toison d’Or Hotel

61-63, Avenue de la Toison d’Or, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
The hotel is in a great location — close to the Louise tram and metro stop and around the corner from the Palace of Justice and the Sablon neighborhood. Don’t skip wandering through the neighborhood, its full of great shops and cafes. Our room also had a mini kitchen which was helpful!

Book Your Stay
bright and modern open living space inside of a guest room suite at Citadines Toison in brussels
Credit: Citadines Toison d’Or Hotel/Antoine Deckers

Vegan Hotel Near Brussels

While there isn’t a vegan hotel in Brussels, there is one in Bruges which is only an hour train ride from Brussels!

Vegan B & B AM/PM

Singel 10, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

Book Your Stay
inside of a simple and modern guestroom at vegan b and b in bruges with grey linen bed, white walls, tile floor, and large sunny window
Credit: Vegan B & B AM/PM

What To Do in Brussels

#1 Visit the gorgeous Grand Palace (Grote Markt)

No trip to Brussels is complete without a trip to this beautiful square. A UNESCO World Heritage site, that is known for its beautiful Gothic and Baroque-style architecture and is also conveniently located to other tourist sites like St. Michael, St. Gudula Cathedral, and the beloved Manneken Pis (note, this is the only time I am mentioning the peeing statue—I don’t understand the draw but you will literally see it on every “what to see in Brussels guide”).

At Christmas time, the square is lit up with beautiful lights and hosts a wonderful market with a towering pine and an ice skating rink. In August, the center of the square is taken over with a beautiful carpet of flowers. The market square is also dog-friendly! If you happen to be traveling with a furry friend, check out more things to do with them in Brussels.

#2 Explore the Chasseurs Ardennais Market

There are many great markets throughout Brussels. This one is particularly fun because it’s on Fridays from 2 – 9:30 PM — a great way to kick off your weekend! It’s a great place to grab some groceries or hang out and have a beer. In the winter, there are heated tents for your drinking comfort.

#3 Visit the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

Each spring, these beautiful gardens are open for three weeks in late April – May to the public. The gardens were created in the late 1800s by King Leopold II who would bring back plants during his many travels. Many of the original plants still exist. The greenhouse complex contains 30 pavilions and a massive winter garden full of tropical plants. 

inside of a palm house at the greenhouse of laeken in brussels

#4 Check out comic strip murals + The Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art

Many associate Belgium with chocolate and beer but it is also the birthplace of many well-known comics like The Smurfs and Tintin.  Throughout the city, you will see many of these characters have come to life on the sides of buildings. To make sure you don’t miss any, you can take a guided tour or just wander to find them. You should also visit The Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art for a full history of European comics from the very beginning to today.

#5 Take a day trip to Bruges

Even if you only have a few days in Brussels, I really think you must plan a day to visit Bruges. This city, whose historic center is a UNESCO world heritage site, will capture your heart with its charm. It is like stepping into a fairytale — Gothic architecture, historic canals, cobblestone streets, and a beautiful market square. I really wish I would’ve had more than a day to soak it in, but you take what you can get, right!? Check out my Bruges vegan guide before you go. If you have more time, there are also some gorgeous castles and gardens to explore that are perfect for a day trip from Brussels.

How to Get to Bruges

The easiest way to get to Bruges is by train, the trip is about an hour. There are multiple trains that leave daily from Brussel-Centraal and you can buy a ticket at the station. There are also multiple tour options if you’d rather not do it on your own.

About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad