When I moved to Tilburg 18 months ago, I never thought I would be able to write a blog post about vegan food spots in Tilburg. There were simply no all-vegan restaurants and even the vegan options at regular restaurants where very, very limited. I’m so happy to tell you dat Tilburg now has several great options for vegans! These all-vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants and lunchrooms aren’t only great for full-time vegans, but for everyone that wants to eat more environmental and animal friendly. And if you’re lactose intolerant, all places in this blog post are suitable for you as well of course! Most of the restaurants listed on this page also have gluten free options.
De Groene Chef
De Groene Chef is a 100% vegan restaurant located in creative hub Bank15 near the central station of Tilburg. On the menu you’ll find all kinds of delicious healthy meals. The loaded tortilla chips for example that are pictured on the top of the page. They’re made with 100% corn tortilla crisps, so this dish is gluten free! The nachos are topped with home made pico de gallo, kidney beans, avocado and raw vegetables. Or you can go for the Rainbow Salad (pictured), it’s a good choice for either lunch or dinner. It’s a colorful meal-size salad with a variety of vegetables, chickpeas, dates and nuts served with a roasted bell pepper dressing.
Doesn’t this vegan cheesecake look divine? The ‘cheesecake’ is from Van Planten (‘from plants’), a 100% vegan patisserie from Ella. She sells her vegan pastries at Velerlei, a conceptstore in the Nieuwlandstraat. At Velerlei you’ll find several secondhand shops, an ecological hairdresser, couscous bar Olives and Spices and a coffee bar. At the coffee stand you can buy the vegan sweets from Van Planten. This ‘no cheesecake’ is made with cashews and soya with a raspberry layer. But she has different vegan cakes on offer each week, like caramel shortbread or carrot cake. All plant based!
Eatonomy is a vegan lunchroom located on the second floor of WAAR (a sustainable gift shop) in the city center (Juliana van Stolbergstraat). Everything on the menu of Eatonomy is plant based, gluten free and refined sugar free. They’ve got several vegan Buddha Bowls. The menu changes regularly, but the one pictured above is with millet, green peas, red bell pepper, leek, fermented pickles and avocado. What I recommend is going for the Combi Lunch because you get good value for money! You get a small soup of the day and you get to choose your own Buddha Bowl. After your buddha bowl you can choose one of the many cakes on display to finish off your lunch. You can also book a vegan high-tea at Eatonomy.
Besides these three 100% vegan restaurants, Tilburg also has restaurants that are not entirely plant based but who have great vegan options.
Sorry not Sorry
Sorry not Sorry, the first Sorry is scratched out because you don’t have to feel guilty when you eat here! They have many healthy, vegetarian and even some vegan options for lunch or dinner at Sorry not Sorry. They have two smoothie bowls that can be made veganL an acai bowl and a pitaya bowl (pictured). They also have vegan options for the less adventurous who rather stick to a sandwich or wrap with hummus and avocado and if you don’t feel like going to the Voltstraat, you can also have everything delivered.
Dutch Weed Burger
I’m a huge fan of the Dutch Weed Burger, a vegan hamburger made with seaweed.It even won my best veggie burger of Amsterdam competition! They have their own restaurant in Amsterdam but they sell the vegan burgers in restaurants across the country. In Tilburg you have 3 options to taste the Dutch Weed Burger; at Studio, the Ristobar of Cinecitta and Bagels&Beans. At the latter they also have a bagel with vegan cream cheese and a vegan bagel with hummus.
Waanzinnig is a restaurant where you can get a 2 or 3 course dinner. They have many vegetarian and several vegan options on the menu. The menu changes regularly but you can always check it beforehand on their website. At the moment they have vegan starters like pumpkin soup, falafel or the mediterranean quinoa salad pictured above. They have a vegan curry as a main dish and they vegetarian burger can also be made vegan upon request.
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