Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant that serves dishes from around the world using organic ingredients. Offers many vegetarian options, some of which are vegan or can be turned vegan. Staff will be happy to assist. Vegans could get quinoa salad with falafel, curry, hummus with pita bread, vegan spaghetti (ask without cheese) and pita falafel (sauce might not be vegan, inform beforehand.). Open Mon-Sun 08:30-23:00.

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20 Reviews

First Review by TrudiBruges


Points +38

10 Sep 2023

Onze go to plek in Oostende

Altijd lekker vers niet te duur plantaardig eten in de Post.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-28

Pros: Groot aanbod vegan opties en vegan wijn, Vegan duidelijk aangegeven , Lekker en vers



Points +44

12 Aug 2023

Great Vegan Tartare

The vegan tartare was great. Quit expensive but really gods experience.


Points +17421

13 Jul 2023

Several nice vegan options standardly available + also dessert

---- Update July 2023.
Lunch was good. Had a dessert at the rooftop terrace (serves mainly the same dishes). Vegan chocolate mousse. Nice, but very dense.
Service is a bit hit and miss at De Grote Post. Sometimes swift. Sometimes loooooong wait.

---------Update beginning 2023
Have visited twice beginning of 2023. Had the steak tartaar and the beet burger. Twice not really my cup of tea. And rather expensive.
Very friendly service though. Nice setting. Nice decor. And fully accessible (with accessible toilet).

Update Aug 2021 - It had been several years since I visited and was happy to see they now offer vegan dishes standardly on the menu (and labeled as such). And even a vegan dessert (panacota) Yeah!

There were also some suggestion written on a chalkboard, a veggie curry and noodles with tofu. We inquired whether they were vegan (no milk, no eggs?) and the waiter said they were, and we ordered those. A couple of minutes later he came back to inform us they contain fish sauce, so not vegan (and not veggie neither!).
So always good to double check!

So we ordered the pasta with cream sauce (18€), and the falafel (20€). Didn't have to wait long for our food. Swift service, also for the drinks.
Both nice dishes, the pasta was very spicy. The falafels were nice.
Original varied dishes. Nice to see some other vegan dishes offered than the 'burgers and sweet potato fries' which are becoming rather ubiquituous.
A bit on the expensive side, but I gues the location plays into this.

Nice interior. I remember when this was the post office and I stood in line to buy stamps ...

Bonus for being fully accessible (acces via entrance at the side - elevator) accessible toilet.

changed from 3 to 4 stars.

Review from 2014:
This is from a visit a couple of yrs ago, but since there is no other review...
There was at the time nothing standardly vegan available on the menu, but they were very accomodating and made no problem to go check with kitchen staff.

Quinoa salad was nice, although not so culinairy fancy.

Very nice interior. When it gets crowded it can be a long wait though.


Updated from previous review on 2023-03-23

Pros: fully accessible, several vegan options


Points +479

25 Jun 2023

Nice vegan options, not cheap

When visiting Oostende, we have had lunch over here on several occasions. While they had limited vegan options years back, they have a lot of choice now, and they do their best to be creative as well. This time I had the bataat with lentil curry and salad, and my partner had the beet burger with fries. Both were okay, but expensive for what you get (24 euro each). Especially the bataat dish, which had only a bit of lentil curry (I would call it a sauce instead of curry, and the spinach salad could have been more creative: add tomatoes, radishes and so on. The 'curry' / sauce was not plenty enough.
For dessert I had the vegan chocolate mousse, which I have had before and like a lot. It's a bit of the harder type, but we like it. It's 8 euro, so not cheap either.
I had a 'fresh' grapefruit juice for 6 euro, which is not entirely fresh (made beforehand as it comes in a small bottle), and a pity that it has no fibers left, only juice.
Waiters and waitresses are professional and friendly.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-27

Pros: A lot of vegan options, Vegan desserts as well, Nice atmosphere, professional service

Cons: A bit too expensive for what you get


Points +25

13 Feb 2023

Several very good vegan meals

Very nice burger and desserts. Hot chocolate with plant based milk.

Pros: Quality and quantity.


Points +288

05 Jan 2023

The best in Ostend

The best place we visited in Ostend. It's so nice to find vegan options in such a great place. Starter dish dessert, you can eat entirely vegan here. The service is super professional, you feel welcome. This place is so cool, you won’t regret !


Points +47

22 Nov 2022

Very good vegan options!

A lot of very good vegan and vegetarian options!


Points +82

04 May 2022

Good food but expensive

Several vegan options on the menu. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, location is nice. Had the vegan falafel which was good though not incredible considering the price (20€). Coffee is 3€. Overall good experience, but too expensive for me.

Pros: Several vegan options, Good food, Location

Cons: Expensive


Points +19

23 Apr 2022

Nourriture végétarienne (option vegan) de qualité

Cinq options végétariennes dans un menu riche, suggestion du jour selon les saisons, équipe multilingue


Points +2531

17 Apr 2022

Weinig vegan, wel lekker + vegan wijn!

Standaard is er 1 iets vegan op het menu. Als je geluk hebt, zijn er meerdere opties. Ik ben er al verschillende keren geweest en telkens is het erg lekker. Daarnaast is er ook vegan wijn, het staat duidelijk aangegeven op het suggestiebord.

Updated from previous review on 2020-08-14


Points +23

14 Mar 2022

Lekker gegeten

Lekker vegan gegeten, klantvriendelijk personeel

Pros: Veganistische opties , Vriendelijk personeel , Lekker eten

Cons: Geen


Points +39

22 Jan 2022

Go go go !

Plusieurs propositions vegan ou végétarien. On a très bien mangé. Nous sommes arrivés avec notre chien et tout de suite, ils sont allés chercher de l'eau. Serveuse très sympa. On a passé un chouette moment en plus l'endroit est très beau.installe dans une vieille poste PTT avec un style rétro et sorte de"grandeur" de la poste. Bref à découvrir

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-22

Pros: Beau choix, Chien bien accueilli, Très bon et personnel sympa et détendu


Points +430

19 Dec 2021


Heel lekker gegeten. Heel vriendelijk persoon. Meerdere vegan opties. Goeie locatie. Lekker bier


Points +81

04 Dec 2021

Great !

A great experience ! We had a large choice of vegan options for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Very tasty, fresh ingredients and we spend a nice moment there :)


Points +185

15 Oct 2021

Nice place

The place is quite, stylish and easy to find. Dogs are welcome.
I just don’t give 4 stars because I really think thr place is expensive but the seitaj tacos that I had were perfect.

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-15

Pros: Quite a few vegan options, Seitan tacos are very delicious 👌🏾

Cons: Expensive, 12€ for a caipirinha in a small glass


Points +45

15 Sep 2021

Small quantity, high prices

I've been there two days ago. It's a nice and stylish place with friendly service. I found two vegan dishes on the menu. Pasta with green vegetable and a vegan Pad Thai, so I decided for the Pad Thai. The portion was very small, almost only pasta (rice noodles), some vegetable and almost no spices at all - for 17 Euros. A little bottle of Ice Tea - 3,80 Euro and a very tasteless vegan Panna Cotta for 6 Euros. I wouldn't dine here again.

Pros: Nice place, Friendly service, Clean

Cons: High Prices, Small portions, Spiceless food


Points +13

23 Jun 2021

Favoriete plek om te eten in Oostende

Niet volledig veganistisch maar ze hebben enorm veel vegan en veggie opties! Onze go-to plaats om een apero of diner te eten!

Pros: Veel vegan opties, Prijs is aanvaardbaar


Points +140

05 Jul 2020

Limited vegan options

I don't know if they limited the menu because of corona, but there was only 1 vegan option (vegan pad thai) and 3 vegetarian options which could perhaps be made vegan. The veggie taco's tasted very good, but more vegan options would be great. They have a few homemade lemonades which I think is lovely.

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff, Home made lemonades

Cons: Limited vegan options, Pricy , No airconditioning


Points +24

02 Mar 2020

Fijne keuze voor vegans

Er waren verschillende vegan opties die duidelijk waren aangegeven.
Het was er erg druk en het personeel rushte van de ene tafel naar de andere. Echt gezellig zou ik dit niet noemen, maar wij zullen hier zeker nog terugkomen. Het was zeer lekker!

Pros: Veel vegan opties

Cons: Kan erg druk zijn


Points +239

20 Jan 2019

Voldoende vegan opties

Scrambled tofu was niet voorradig, dus soep genomen. Nadien rijstpap met kokosmelk, was allemaal lekker!

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