Mechelen is booming 🤩 so I took a moment to summarize 6 veggie/vegan-friendly places in the city. Enjoy!
This breakfast-, lunch- and brunch bar is a cozy establishment where you’ll be welcomed with a smile. Serving homemade food and sustainable coffee & tea – empanadas, chai lattes, desserts, healthy salads: these sisters and misters can bring it all. Sister Bean is located at the Vismarkt, Mechelen’s hotspot for the hedonist.
In the shadows of the city’s cathedral, you’ll encounter a paradise for the vegan. Funky Jungle’s menu is 100% plant-based, which is quite exclusive for the city 😍 Let me not forget to mention their friendly service and cute interior!
Ah, my absolute favorite. I like Mechelen even more ever since Beastie Burgers opened up. They offer an extensive assortment of vegan/veggie-friendly recipes on their menu. I recommend you to grab a seat upstairs and enjoy the overview of the Ijzerenleen from the window. Or just… appreciate their cute interior (food truck inside alert!) and focus on the delicious burger in front of you.
At the corner of the Korenmarkt, you find Kato Gateaux: a plant-based cake & coffee bar. I personally love to sit on their terrace and do some people-watching while enjoying a cup of coffee or sit inside to have a quiet lunch.
This delicious Turkish restaurant offers a big variety of veggie and vegan-friendly dishes. These dishes are clearly marked on their menu, so it won’t be a hassle to find your plate of the day. Merad is located at the Vismarkt (near Sister Bean!), Mechelen’s hotspot for the hedonist.
Tapas are always a good idea, especially here. Sava is located at the Grote Markt, surrounded by beautiful and historically significant buildings. From their terras (or seat by the window), you can enjoy the ambiance of Mechelen. Ps, may I advise you to try their sangria?
Extra tip: De Vleeshallen
Usually, it’s a challenge for me to find a spot where everyone finds something they like – especially when I’m visiting with a bigger group of people (the herbivore, the veggie, the vegan, along with alllll the other diets that exist). If you are not able to decide where to go this time, you can consider the Vleeshalle. Here you find a mix and match of different restaurants offering a variety of options. My personal favorites are Bubba krokketten and the tacos at Alma Libre.
In the past, the Vleeshalle used to be a place where butchers would sell their meat. Today, it’s a hotspot for the young and the old.
Enjoy your stay in beautiful Mechelen 💚 Find more articles about traveling in Belgium here.