When I moved to Tilburg, 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 used to be my favorite vegan lunchroom but unfortunately they’ve closed their doors for the public. The good news is that you can still order your catering or cakes at Eatonomy. So if you’re organizing a party, high-tea or wedding you can order your sandwiches or cakes with them. Everything that Eatonomy makes is plant based, gluten free and refined sugar free, so you’ll have a healthy party that satisfies every diet-wish or allergy.
In the summer of 2019 a new vegan restaurant will open in Tilburg, click here to read about Focus Foodbar.
Besides these three 100% vegan restaurants, Tilburg also has restaurants that are not entirely plant based but who have great vegan options.
Don’s Noodle Shop
Don’s Noodle Shop is a take-out and eat-in Asian food spot. They have a vegan version of almost all their dishes on the menu. They have vegan noodle soup with tofu and/or tempeh and a vegan mango salad with rice noodles and bean sprouts. They also have the rice paper noodles pictured above with tofu, rice noodles, red cabbage and carrot. My favorite vegan snack from Don’s Noodle shop is the tofu and tempeh bao buns. You get 2 per serving and I’m never sharing them.
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 and the Ristobar of Cinecitta.
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.
At Pizzabar Rijslust in the Willem II straat they have a vegan pizza on the menu. It’s topped with vegan pulled pork made from jackfruit and Jack Daniels bbq sauce, vegan cheddar cheese, red bell pepper and parsley.
The Holy Guacamole pizza with nachos and guacamole is also possible to me made vegan (they switch the mozzarella with the vegan cheddar cheese if you order the vegan version).
At Bagels&Beans they have a bagel with vegan cream cheese and a vegan bagel with hummus. They also have a vegan burger with tomato, mayonaise, ketchup, red onion and pickles.
At King of Italy, in the Reeshof neighborhood, they have vegan pizza’s, pasta’s, salads and soups.
Click here for all my favorite food spots in Tilburg.