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Where to eat Vegan and Gluten Free Food in Ostend

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Where to eat Vegan and Gluten Free Food in Ostend

We have visitors from all over the world visiting Ostend every year. Many have specific dietary requirements such as celiac diets or plant-based diets and we want everyone to feel satisfied with plenty of dining options. While there may not be restaurants dedicated to each dietary choice, there are options in almost all restaurants to cater to everyone so your entire group and dine comfortably. Book your stay in Leopold Hotel Ostend and enjoy a foodie trip to Ostend this year.

Vegan Food in Ostend

Mamacita Ostend

If you’re looking for excellent quality takeaway food to enjoy by the beach, Mamacita is ideal. Their Mexican-inspired menu has excellent vegan options, authentic flavours and it’s obvious the amount of love and hard work that goes into their food. They have a dedicated veggie and vegan menu, showing their commitment to plant-based diets, while still catering to meat eaters so no one misses out. The owners and servers are friendly and helpful, and they’ll happily customise a dish to suit your needs. It’s ideal to grab something quick and easy to enjoy while you admire the view or to take back to your car or hotel room.

Expo & Kafie

Breakfast, brunch and brunch; the three main food groups, right? Expo & Kafie have an extensive menu with plenty of vegan options for all meals. They serve delicious granola, toast, pancakes, fresh fruit and more, all prepared freshly in-house every day. It’s a small but cosy restaurant with friendly, helpful staff who are happy to recommend tasty food to suit your dietary requirements. They even offer vegan and veggie-friendly breakfast packages for just €25pp which includes a main, a sweet treat and a hot or cold drink. It’s close to the seafront if you fancy a takeaway and a walk to admire the view.

CultuurCafé @ De Grote Post

If you want a little of everything for dinner, CultuurCafé @ De Grote Post is a good option. As well as many vegan or modifiable dishes, their dishes are created around seasonal products, a short chain concept, supply from local producers and as many organic products as possible. During the summer months, they open the rooftop café for some of the best views and open-air dining in Ostend. They do group dining and parties well and can customise their menus to your taste. A trip to CultuurCafé @ De Grote Post is a must for vegan foodies.

Gluten-Free Food in Ostend

De Foyer

A highly rated restaurant in Ostend with magnificent views, we are delighted to see the range of celiac-friendly options on the menu in De Foyer. Their stylish interior is relaxed and comfortable while being completely photo-perfect. The kitchen bases its menu on fresh, natural products, locally sourced where possible. There is an extensive, reasonably priced wine list and the sea view is one of the best in Ostend. They do not have a dedicated gluten-free menu but their experienced staff and chef can advise and modify your meal to suit your needs.

Jilles Beer & Burgers

Sometimes nothing will do but a juicy, delicious burger. For over 10 years, Jilles Beer & Burgers has been providing the community with delicious beef and bread combos, highly rated all around. For an additional cost, you can order your meal gluten-free with lots of options to choose from. Their tasty fries and sweet potato fries are gluten-free as standard and if you are unsure, the team here are happy to advise. It’s advised to book a table in advance as it can get busy especially the outdoor dining in the warm summer months.

De Kleine Garnaal

It would not be a trip to our beautiful seaside town without trying some of our world-famous seafood. A cosy and welcoming restaurant close to the Amandine, De Kleine Garnaal has a wide selection of menu items, mostly containing seafood. At a glance, many of the items are gluten-free as standard but you can customise a dish to suit your need after a chat with your server.  Their shrimp and mussels come highly recommended.

No matter what your diet, all are welcome to dine in Ostend. Our team at Leopold Hotel would be happy to recommend some excellent restaurants to you to suit your needs. Book your stay on our website to enjoy our best available rates.

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Sarah Corcorcan

With a keen interest in travelling and writing, our blog writer Sarah explores as often as possible, finding new and exciting places to write about. From popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of beautiful places so you can get the best out of your visit. Having visited Belgium numerous times, she has a special affection for its heritage, coastline and friendly locals.

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