My favorite places to eat in Ghent

Hi guys! Today I am going to talk to you about my favorite places to eat in Ghent. Not only for lunch but also for dinner!

LUNCH

For lunch I really like to go to :

Le Pain Quotidien :

This is a very nice place to get a quick and healthy bite in Ghent. There are two of these restaurants in Ghent and they are both located in the heart of the city. I really like to go there to enjoy some fresh and homemade lemonade and I can really enjoy some Lebanese Mezze for lunch. “Le Pain Quotidien” has a nice atmosphere and it doesn’t have anything unhealthy on the menu.

BAVET

I just love this place. It’s very close to my appartement and it has the best pasta in Ghent (in my opinion). My friends always tell me that I go to bavet too much but I don’t care because it is delicious. I ALWAYS take the Bavet Special with extra sauce ( a Large) and an Ice Tea. I go there so much that the people who work there are starting to know who I am. I think they already know what I am going to order but they keep asking me just to be sure. “Bavet” is a very nice concept. You can only choose between 5 kinds of sauces, 4 or 5 extra toppings and 2 kinds op pasta/cheese. And that is all I need. It isn’t expensive at all and it’s very close to the movie theatre. (you can also go eat there for dinner!).

EMMY’S EATS AND SWEETS

This lunch spot is just amazing. Every time I go to this place I order the same kind of lunch. They have these things calles “Flaguettes”. It is a round kind of bread with something delicious in the middle (for example : mozzarella, oil and vinegar, pesto, Parma ham, etc etc). They put everything on the bread and then they put the bread in a toaster oven for a few minutes et voila. It’s soooo goood!! I really really love this place and it’s also very close to my appartement. It’s in the student district and it has this very cosy vibe. You should definitely try this one out when you visit Ghent!

DINNER

Me and my boyfriend really like to go out for dinner sometimes and we have a few spots that we just adore.

HASTA MANANA

This is seriously the best TAPAS BAR in Ghent. It has a very nice interior and the music is always on point. The food is just amazing. You can order all kinds of tapas. Most of the time I order : patatas bravas, nachos con carne, albondigas, chicken wings, calamares, … (and I am forgetting some things 😀 ). I am not a big fan of the cocktails (me as an experienced cocktail drinker know what I am talking about haha 😉 ) and I think they are a bit overpriced but I go there for the food, not the drinks!

HIMALAYA

THE BEST CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA IN GHENT. IT’S GREAT. IT’S AMAZING. IT’S JUST ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

Just order the Chicken Tikka Masala with basmati rice and garlic nan. No more words are needed. (I can’t speak for any other dishes because I always order the same thing here haha).

PATRICK FOLEY’S IRISH PUB

The best BURGERS in Ghent. The guacamole burger is fantastic and the fries are delicious. The owners are actual irish people and that gives the restaurant an amazing vibe. It’s in the heart of Ghent and I really recommend this to everybody! It’s soooo good. (SLIME SLIME)

YAMMI YAMMI

This place is just YAMMI YAMMI. (lol)

The sushi in this place is amazing. The concept is that you can order 5 rounds and you can choose 5 dishes per round. It’s a kind of all you can eat/buffet concept and you can enjoy their delicious food for 3 hours on. In the evening you can not only order sushi dishes but also other japanese specialties. It’s new in Ghent and also situated in the student district. me, my boyfriend and our best friends went there about a month ago and it was one of the most fun nights I had in while. You should definitely go here and discover all of the different kinds of sushi! You will not be disappointed!

So! These are my favorite places to eat in Ghent! I hope you guys liked my post!

If you have any suggestions for me (places to enjoy some fooood in Ghent), Tell me in the comments

Love

Laura

 

 

Best coffee shops in Ghent.

Hi guys

Since it is getting colder outside, I thought it would be nice to write a blog about what I think are the best coffee shops in Ghent!

Let the countdown begin

4. Cafe Labath 

This coffee shop is my number 4 on the list. This coffee shop is on a nice location, close to the shopping street. It is a very cosy coffee shop with a nice red and white wall. I like the lemonades there the most but the coffees are very nice too. The only thing I miss is some nice lounge music and a little more cosiness. But overall this coffee shop is definitely worth your visit.

3. Wasbar

I really like this one. You can do your laundry here while drinking a delicious coffee. This coffee shop has a very nice atmosphere and the coffees not only look delicious, they are delicious! There are 2 Wasbar coffee shops in Ghent. Their pastries are also very delicious. Also here I would love some more cosiness. Because of the laundry machines and blue/white colors I don’t get the warm feeling I would like to get when drinking my coffee. But the coffee is amazing!!

2. OR espresso bar

I love this one. It is close to my appartement and the coffee is amazing. Also the orange juice and lemonades are worth a try. I always feel like a professional blogger when I enter this coffee shop. This coffee shop is filled with hipsters drinking their coffee while typing on their apple macbooks. I love being surrounded by productive people! The atmosphere is amazing, the music is perfect for a coffee shop and I really love coming here.

1.  Take Five espressobar

This is my number one! First of all, I would like to say that I love the logo of this coffee shop. It is very original! The coffee … I just love the coffee here. You guys might already know that I love Cafe Mocha. This is the combination of coffee, milk and chocolate. There are not many coffee shops in Belgium with this specific coffee on the menu. But here, you can add chocolate to your latte or cappuccino and it is ALMOST a perfect mocha and it is delicious. You can add chocolate to your coffee in a lot of coffee shops, but in this specific place it tastes the best! The music in this coffee shop is perfect, the cosiness is on point and whenever I come here I never want to leave. This coffee shop is very new, but it already is a bombshell!

I hope you guys enjoyed my post! These are the coffee shops I enjoy the most! Which ones do you guys love the most in your hometown? Tell me in the comments below!

XOXO

Laura (Licious)