Belgium / Bruges

Bruges Vegan Guide: Where to Eat, Sleep, & Explore

Updated March 13, 2024

The term “old world charm” is a perfect way to describe Bruges — it’s honestly romantic.

From the moment I stepped off the train I was in love with this quaint fairytale town and its meandering canals, stone bridges, and cobblestone streets, but it wasn’t as vegan-friendly as I had hoped!

It seems the green wave of veganism is yet to really hit Bruges but, with that said, there are a couple vegetarian spots and quite a few vegan-friendly spots and an adorable vegan B & B — I promise, you won’t go hungry.

And although, it’s not the most vegan-friendly city in Europe, I would go back in a heart beat because it truly is that charming!

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If you’re feeling a little anxious about traveling as a vegan, be sure to check out my vegan travel tips

Vegetarian Restaurants in Bruges

De Bron

Katelijnestraat 82, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
A delightful vegetarian lunch spot with a great selection of burgers, vegetable pies, lasagna, and cakes. They generally focus on four main dishes that rotate regularly.

Garlic N Greens

Vlamingstraat 10, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
This vegetarian Indian restaurant is packed with flavor! Enjoy loads of traditional dishes like tikka masala, spinach dal, and aloo gobhi, along with plenty of other specialties.

a mix of indian dishes from garlic n greens in bruges
Credit: Garlic N Greens

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Bruges


Scheepsdalelaan 37, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
This charming little spot doesn’t believe its vegan and gluten-free diners should be an afterthought! The menu is a culinary experience with seasonal ingredients and coursed dinner options. If they have it, don’t miss the vegan cheese board!

vegan beet salad with chopped walnuts and baby spinach at hash tag foods in bruges
Credit: Hashtag Food


Jan van Eyckplein 7, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Whether you’re looking for something for breakfast or lunch, this vegan-friendly spot can help! Start the day with golden pancakes, then dive into a savory happiness bowl for lunch!

That’s Toast

Dweersstraat 4, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Who doesn’t love toast? This spot celebrates all things toast; don’t think it’s just your basic toast with jam! They have a great lineup of vegan-friendly sweet and savory toast options, along with other breakfast eats.

vegan avocado toast next to a cup of coffee and a juice on a light wood table at that's toast in bruges
Credit: That’s Toast


Academiestraat 6, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
You can never go wrong with Middle Eastern cuisine! This Lebanese restaurant has all the vegan-friendly staples, and is happy to work with food allergies.

Passion for Food

Philipstockstraat 39, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
This cozy Mediterranean spot doesn’t have a website but it does have vegan options! You’ll sometimes find special vegan menu options along with salads, veggie tajine, veggie couscous, and more.


‘t Zand 12, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
I was thankful for the English menu at this breakfast & lunch spot because when I first glanced at the menu I only saw one vegan option, but there are more (phew)! You can start the day with a fresh juice and spelt quinoa croissant then come back for a Mexican-inspired vegan quesadilla, or veggie bowl but save room for a slice of decadent vegan chocolate cake!

vegan falafel bowl with fresh chickpeas, avocado, and greens at nomad in bruges
Credit: Nomad

Moana Pokébowls

Vlamingstraat 31, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
This fast-casual poke bowl spot has a pre-created vegan bowl filled with quinoa, veggies, and cashews or you can create you own bowl! I think the create your own bowl is better option, as you can get a little more creative with the ingredients.

Vegan-Friendly Shops in Bruges


Langestraat 22, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
This zero-waste shop in the heart of Bruges stocks its shelves with natural cosmetics, veggies, dry goods, and more. There is even a coffee bar in the shop and sometimes they have vegan treats!

the outside of the zero waste shop karma markt in bruges
Credit: KarmaMarkt


Sint-Jakobsstraat 19, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
If you’re interested in doing a little shopping, there is no better place than this vegan and ethical clothing shop in Bruge! Leeloo has terrific men’s and women’s fashions, accessories, and cute items for your home — a great place to find a souvenir or two!

vegan women's clothing on two brightly colored mannequins at leeloo in bruges
Credit: Leeloo

Vegan Hotel in Bruges

You can’t miss this charming little vegan bed and breakfast when you come to Bruges.

Vegan B&B Bruges

 Singel 10, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
This little gem is right in the city center and has beautiful views! But what’s even better, your stay comes with a vegan breakfast! Don’t worry if you get hungry later in the day; they also have a lunch and dinner menu. One more bonus, if you’re traveling with a pup, they are welcome too (for an additional fee).

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

Five Things To Do in Bruges

#1 Explore Markt and the historic city center

This is a great spot to start your exploration and one of the best things to do in Bruges. The Markt, in the heart of the city center, is full of cafes, beautiful buildings that look like they were plucked from a fairytale, and many other sites like the Belfry that you will want to explore. Spend some time roaming the cobblestone streets and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Bruges City Center

#2 Climb the Belfry

I would suggest climbing the 366 stairs of the Belfry early—the afternoon lines can be long, but worth the wait for the views. With more than 40 bells played on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 am-noon and the panoramic views, it’s a great for the eyes and ears!

#3 Enjoy the natural beauty of Minnewater Lake

Just south of Central Bruges, Lake Minnewater is known as the “Lake of Love.” It is a beautiful spot full of greenery, swans, and everything else for a romantic stroll. If you happen to be with your sweetie, be sure to cross the lake’s bridge to ensure eternal love. The park is easily accessible on your way to or from the train station.


#4 Enjoy a pint of Bruges own beer at Halve Maan Brewery

This is a spot for beer lovers—you shouldn’t leave Bruges without trying their beer, the Bruges Zot. This family-owned brewery is a great spot to stop for a drink, or you can also take a 45-minute tour to learn all about the brewery. The tours are offered daily, and tickets can be purchased online or at the brewery. For even more beer fun, check out a beer tour!

#5 Take a canal cruise

There is no better way to see Bruges than from its historic canals. The boat rides offer an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and learn some of the city’s history and the important role the canals have played. You can book a ticket on-site, there are multiple boat operators.

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