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First Review by XspeedyX

Best vegan junk food I've had - Edit

I loved this place, especially because vegan junk food is so hard to come by and I am a trash panda so this hit the spot. The bitterballen were great and the fries portions huge, with a wide variety of vegan sauces. I don't like their burgers as much as the vegan snacks.

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-14

Pros: Great junk food, Vegan sauces, huge portions

Cons: serves dead animals

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Best frituur for vegans in Ghent - Edit

We get our weekly sinner's meal from here regularly and with an average of 16 euro's for two, a big variety of options for vegan snacks and burgers (always mention it) and quick service, this might be the best junk food joint around. We're always stuffed afterwards and we're glad that these guys are around. Be sure to plan ahead, because the queue stretches into the street from 6 to 8.
I've heard that they fry in palm oil, which is sad because of its origins. Unlike other reviewers I wouldn't stop going there, this place is the bomb. I might just ask if they'd be able to deliver as good a service with different frying oil. The fries are truly supreme, I'm guessing the use palm oil is a strategic decision to get the best of both worlds (great fries and vegan-friendly), but it's worth asking.

Pros: Price vs. quality on point, Quick service, Huge vegan variety

Cons: palm oil (see remarks)

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yummy - Edit

Loved having so many options as a vegan!

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Nice fast food - Edit

You you like fast food, a lot of fries with sauce and an hamburger, that is the place. Have a lot of vegan options for everything.

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Big and tasty! - Edit

Nice place, close to the center of Ghent. Large selection of vegan burgers and toppings. Friendly atmosphere. Be aware the chips portions are enormous, I have a huge appetite, but I am glad I opted for a small portion! On a Thursday you get 10% discount because it's veggie day in Ghent

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

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Tasty vegan fast food options - Edit

Large vegan menu, the crispy hawaii burger with pineapple is particularly delicious. This place is very busy!

Tip - order a small fries to share - it will probably still be too much food!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan fast food

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Best vegan fast food option in Belgium - Edit

Lots of veg*n options and everything is clearly marked.

!! Don't forget to ask for vegan bread when ordering burgers since you don't get it automatically.

Their vegan "beef" stew sauce (I think it says "vegetarische stoofvleessaus" on the menu) is delicious. Beef stew is a local specialty by the way. Fries come in huge portions so come hungry!

There are several secondary schools in the vicinity so it tends to get really crowded with students around lunchtime (12:00~13:00).

Pros: Vegan "beef" stew sauce (!), Lots of veg*n options, Fries come in huge portions

Cons: Also serves meat

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Tasty fast food - Edit

Always a treat to see vegan options marked on a menu, even if it was totally in Dutch. Went here for dinner while visiting Ghent -- tasty vegan burgers and fries (though there are better fries to be had). It was nice to be able to get Veganaise for our fries!

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Amazing vegan fast food! - Edit

I came here this week with a group of friends and was blown away by the range of vegan options available here, all clearly marked on the menu. I went for a vegan burger with tropical sauce and pineapple (the Crispy-Hawaii), although it took me a long time to choose with so many delicious-sounding options available, especially the hazelnut burger. My friends also had a number of different vegan and vegetarian options, and everyone really enjoyed it. The chip portion sizes were huge, so we ended up sharing one small portion of chips between two people. I would definitely come here again for another fast food vegan burger!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly, helpful staff, Tasty food

Cons: Not 100% veg

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Well worth your time - Edit

I like this place very very much. First and foremost, though the menu is entirely Dutch, they were one of the few places in Ghent that clearly identified all of their vegan options. You can actually find vegetarian "frites" places all over the city, and it is easy to find veggie burgers, but very few of these are vegan, and it iis only this restaurant that clearly identifies these with a star on the menu, which made purchases easier. I also loved that for all the vegan burgers (which were good, though hardly the "best" ever as a previous reviewer said - all veggie burgers in Belgium are commercially frozen burgers sold en masse, and tasty, though hardly "amazing") they come with special vegan tartare sauce (delicious) and on turkish pide bread. Yum! The fries were very good, though not the best I had in Belgium, and for god's sake, order the small. The portions are incredibly generous. A small here is the equivalent of an extra large elsewhere. Very reasonable pricing for what you get, which explains why there is often a line. I would definitely run back here. Get the Hawaii Burger, which, as you'd imagine, comes with grilled pineapple.

Pros: Great value, Menu clearly identified

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Petesternz 24 Jun 2012 - Please keep in mind that Happy Cow limits Vegetarian friendly restaurants to four cows - a policy I disagree with. Otherwise, I and the other reviewers would undoubtedly have given this deserving spot five.  

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Best vegan burgers ever!! - Edit

If you want cheap, tasty vege/ vegan fastfood then De Frietketel is your place! Although this places serves meat, the vege menu is much larger than the meaty one. There are around 20 different vege burgers/ snacks. So far I've tried only two burgers, and they were both really delicious, and the fries were great too (also a very generous portion!) Also, the vegan items are marked by an asterisk.

All in all I've tried a lot of vegan junk food and burgers, and I can say these burgers are the best/ most authentic I've tasted. Don't go to Frietketel however if you like 'healthy' tasting vege burgers. I think everything here is deep fried :)

Pros: YUM, CHEAP, Large vege menu

Cons: Not open on weekends

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Perfect take-out! - Edit

Normally when I travel to new and exciting cities, I don't like to eat at omni restaurants if there are veggie restaurants available. I made an exception for De Frietketel, however, and I'm glad I did.
The veggie options greatly outnumber the meat options. We ordered 3 burgers, a mountain of fries, and some meatballs. This was the perfect kind of food to take back to our comfy hotel room and eat in our pajamas.
The burgers were amazing. I loved the vegan tartar sauce. The fries were wonderful as well, and there were a TON of them. The only thing I wasn't wild about were the meatballs. They come with 2 different sauces and I chose stew sauce. Perhaps ketchup sauce would have been better.
I'll certainly miss this place now that I'm back home!

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Huge selection of veggie burgers! - Edit

The Frietketel is a great place to go for veggie burgers and fries. The portions of fries are all huge. They have a large selection of veggie burgers, although not all of them are vegan. Ask the staff which are vegan. My favorite is the Crispy Hawaii burger (ask for vegan sauce since the cocktail sauce isn't vegan). Most vegan burgers come with vegan tartar sauce. They make vegan burgers on special vegan bread, so make sure to tell them if you're vegan. They also have some non-burger items, like soyanuggets and stoofvlees (Belgian "beef" stew). I believe all the staff speak English, and they are very friendly. It can get very busy at times, so be prepared to wait.

Pros: Veggie Burgers, Fries , Great service

Cons: Sometimes crowded

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Please go there - Edit

you won't be sorry!
And your trip will be wasted without it.

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