Welcome to Ghent, the veggie capital of Europe! Ghent earns that title by having more vegetarian restaurants per capita than any other city. Ghent is also the home of “Donderdag Veggiedag,” which translates to Veggie Thursdays, a means of encouraging less meat consumption by going vegetarian one day a week.
Ghent has a huge selection of choices when it comes to cosy places to enjoy a great coffee. But what if you’re looking for a place to work for the day? What if you’re an independent, but are tired of staring at the same four walls of your home office?
Looking for the perfect ingredient to spice up your meal or make it taste just like it did back home? Sometimes the supermarkets just don’t have what you need, but with our guide to spice shops and specialty food stores in Ghent, perhaps you’ll find what you’ve been missing -
We’ve all been there - friends and family are coming to visit (...again) and you need to find somewhere impressive (but traditional) to take them for dinner. Somewhere that will say all of this on a plate: I know how to avoid Ghent's tourist traps, I know what the most typical dishes
When I first arrived in Ghent (from London where you can pick a country and there’ll be a restaurant for it), I had a sudden fear that my international dining days were behind me. I got by with a little help from some friends and discovered that Ghent also has
If you're new to Ghent then you'll want to get stuck into some of the delicious local cuisine with a night out in a typical Belgian restaurant. Getting your lips around some of the words on the menu might be easier said than done. And - like anywhere in the
The time is right - in case you haven't noticed, Belgium is experiencing the hottest summer on record. Finally, it is as hot as in Italy and we can properly enjoy a few scoops of ice cream to cool down after a full day of hard work. If you are
Returning home for a visit and need to take gifts? Got friends to stay who want local produce as souvenirs? Beer and chocolates are the obvious choices, but you can also get them all over Belgium. Here’s our guide to 5 uniquely Ghentian products that you can buy, what their
Sometimes you can get a bit bored by all the tourist highlights in a city. Sure, the Gravensteen and St. Bavo's Cathedral are nice. But let's dig a bit deeper and explore the places only locals know about. Our friends from Spotted by Locals made a 24-hours guide to the city,
If you’ve spent at least one summer (or even just a sunny weekend) in Ghent you’ll know that the Gentenaars love nothing more than a drink on a terrace. Terrasseizoen is something of a sport here, and isn’t complete without a plate of kaasblokjes (cheese cubes), local Tierenteyn mustard and