Buffet restaurant with small à la carte. Self-service by weight - your plate goes on the scale; you take what you like as much as you like and pay for just that. Has shakes and ice cream. Also information centre for ecology. Day meals served 12:00pm-2:30pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm. Reported fully vegan August 2021. Open Tue-Sat 12:00-21:00, Sun 11:00-15:00.

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52 Reviews

First Review by philipwi


Points +58

20 Jun 2023

Decent food, but at what cost?

Payment is by weight and the price for a fairly basic buffet lunch turned out to be very high.



Points +1204

17 May 2023

Overall decent food

I’ve been here many times, and overall the food is quite nice, although I wasn’t a huge fan the first times but it’s improved since then. I always get food from the buffet, it’s nice that it changes often.

Pros: Location (next to train station), Different options


Points +24

Non Veg
26 Feb 2023

Hier komen we nog terug!

Wij hebben lekker gegeten. Alles wat we kozen was goed. Het deed ons deugd.

Pros: Volledig vegan warm én koud buffetje, Gezellig, Niet duur


Points +85

07 Jan 2023

Choose your own vegan plate from a buffet !

Always good food. Never boring. Good balanced and lovely flavours. Cold and hot. Pay what you eat!

Pros: Yummy, Buffet, 100%vegan

Cons: Sometimes noisy when full


Points +58

28 Oct 2022

Nice staff and nice vegan food

Recommend!!! Esp. Lunchtime with the warm food


Points +63

09 Oct 2022

Good pie and coffee

We only went here for pie and a coffee, but it was good! There were three 'cakes of the day' which were banana - coconut, brownie and a cherry cake. The latte was good and they also have a large variation in cold drinks.

Pros: All vegan and biological, A lot of places to sit, also outside, Quiet


Points +34

06 Sep 2022

Lekker 😉

Eenvoudig en mooi ingericht. Veel variatie in gerechtjes. We kozen voor de formule waarbij het bord gewogen wordt. Ik gebruikte de helft van mijn bord voor sla en rauwe groentjes met de lekkere dressing en de pittenmengeling als topping. De andere helft voor de lasagne met paddenstoelen en tofu (op zich al 5 sterren waard) en de pakora van rode biet (5 sterren is te weinig!). Mijn dochter proefde ook de chili sin carne en vond deze nog lekkerder dan de lasagne. Het was aangenaam weer dus konden gezellig buiten eten en we hebben het dessert meegenomen voor achteraf.
Ik hoor dat het bij momenten druk kan zijn maar wij waren er op dinsdag rond 13u en konden gelijk ons bordje vullen.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-06

Pros: Buffetvorm, dus veel variatie , Smakelijke gerechten, Verrassende smaken

Cons: Geen


Points +167

02 Jun 2022

Great place, bunch of options

Always something different. You pay for what you get and the prices are good. The food is usually great, and you choose what you take and how much. There's a lot of seating with a cozy/clean interior and a nice terrace.


Points +661

26 May 2022

Very nice, little confusing for the first time

I love a good vegan buffet. It's so nice to be able to eat everything. To have choice 💚.
We both took the plate with the golden edge, so we made a lovely evening of it. Very nice date. As a dessert we took the 2 pies that where available.

It's just a bit sad that it's not mentioned that you need to order inside that means that one goes to the buffet (long wait) and the other one has to stay outside. Next time we would use a different approach.

Nobody came to clear the glasses and cups of the people before us. So they stood the whole time on our table.

Pros: All vegan , Cheap, Nice dessert and drinks

Cons: Confusing... , Nobody cleared the table


Points +155

20 May 2022

Tasty, simple cooked meals

Very tasty cooked meals and stews if you’re tired of frituurs. A plate full of food ended out about 12.50 EUR for me, so the prices are also good depending on how much you put on your plate.


Points +4015

13 Mar 2022

Not really our favourite restaurant

This is a typical "healthy buffet, pay by weight" kind of place and these are usually a hit and miss for us. Unfortunately, this one was more of a miss. The food was very, very bland and some of it too greasy. I couldn't finish my meal because I simply did not like it. However, this might just be our personal taste or maybe it was just a bad day - there are so many good reviews for this place.
Apart from that, the atmosphere was ok and staff were friendly. The location is quite good as well, it was close to our hotel and there are some nice shops around, which is why we chose this restaurant initially.

Pros: Good location, Good sized buffet

Cons: We did not like the food


Points +311

24 Nov 2021

My favorite restaurant in Ghent

I love the concept, super easy for both a relaxed night out or a quick lunch, since there's no waiting time at the buffet. The food is great and there's always a nice variety in dishes. Friendly staff and convenient location. Definitely warmly recommended!

Pros: Fully vegan, Great location


Points +1042

20 Nov 2021

Super kind staff & good pasta!

The pesto rosso pasta we got was soooo good and the staff was so kind. Nice atmosphere with beautiful art on the walls.

Pros: Good food , Wonderful atmosphere , Kind staff


Points +474

10 Nov 2021

Redelijk goed

We hebben er een pasta gegeten. De saus was niet slecht maar de kinderporties waren echt heel klein voor een dure prijs. Ik heb al veel betere vegan restaurants gehad.

Pros: Goede spaghettisaus, Vriendelijke bediening

Cons: Duur voor wat je krijgt , Echt heel kleine kinderporties


Points +63

25 Oct 2021

Gezellig en lekker

Leuk ingericht restaurant. Gezellige sfeer. Ik heb het buffet gekozen. Alle gerechtjes waren veganistisch, dus ik heb met een gerust hart mijn bordje goed kunnen volscheppen 😊 Nadien wordt het gewogen, dus je betaald (een zeer democratische prijs) per gewicht. Het was heel lekker, zowel koud als warm buffet.

Pros: Heel vriendelijk personeel, Groot terras, Betaald per gewicht


Points +44

16 Oct 2021

Zeer lekker én gezond

Altijd enorm lekker eten, leuk concept en vriendelijk personeel!


Points +31

15 Oct 2021

Love it

Fill your plate and pay by weight.
Variated choice. Fresh and tasty.
Friendly personel.
Even my 88 year old grandma likes to go there!
Normally toilet is upstairs, but she could go downstairs, very much appreciated this friendly gesture.


Points +101

Mostly Veg
21 Sep 2021

Lekker vegan

Leuk concept met lekker vegan eten

Pros: Buffet, Keuze voor vaste gerechten, Leuke drankkaart


Points +45

11 Aug 2021

Yummie food & nice terrace & friendly staff

Superdelicious food, large choice of salads and warm dishes. Vegan cakes and icecream. Nice choice of beers and homemade lemonades. Friendly staff.

Pros: Lots of delicious food, nice terrace to sit outsid


Points +591

25 Jan 2021

Delicious food

Ordered take out several times and it was really good.
Different take out menu every week

Pros: Delicious, Big portions


Points +219

27 Jan 2020

Lekker gezond

Veganistisch buffet, per gram te betalen. Geen overdreven groot buffet maar wel super lekker!
Ook kan je een paar andere gerechtjes bestellen, zoals bv spaghetti.
Als je er in de buurt bent, zeker eens langs gaan!

Pros: Per gram te betalen

Cons: Geen


Points +457

07 Aug 2019

Nice concept, good food, work in process

Lekker GEC offers a very small ‘a la carte’ menu with pasta and fries. Except for the cheese, all is vegan. Next to the menu, there is a buffet you can choose from and you will pay per gram.

The place is a display of some kind of social economy.

As the place is recently Renovated, a learning process takes place when it comes to service. It can take a while to pay or to be able to order just a drink. But the atmosphere and culture of the place makes it all up.

Nice to eat, great to enjoy.

Pros: Almost all vegan offer, Nice to experiment with different kinds of food, Amazing taste of food!

Cons: Not that cheap, It can take a while if you only order drinks, At the bar only service


Points +402

01 Jun 2019


Located next to Oxfam, this is one of those places that serves fair trade beverages and coffee, which is nice. The food is within Belgian average, meaning that half will be good, a quarter almost good weren't it for the odd flavor that's in your mouth in the end and the other quarter bad. Prices are also within the average.

Pros: Nice outdoors tables


Points +106

30 Mar 2019

Vegan buffet restaurant paid by weight

After 18:00 they offer a warm vegan buffet and you pay by weight. Before they have salads and soup (at least it was like that todau) Since recently also offers breakfast. Food is delicious and it is nice that you can look in the kitchen. Friendly staff. Sometimes crowded reservation for groups recommend.

Pros: Only pay as much as you want to eat

Cons: Can be expensive if you load your plate too much;)


Points +3963

01 Mar 2019

Perfect vegan buffet for on the go

When you are transferring in Gent-St-Pieters, this is your best option for a quick delicious vegan meal!

I have been going to Lekker gec for years and literlly saw it transform but the delicious buffet and heart in the right place stayed the same.
They just reopened after a major makeover, this time. The kitchen is now really open which gives it a nice feel. They are still working on the finishing decorative touches but I am sure they will turn it into something beautiful
Eventhough I must admit that I preferred the recycles decorations with washing basket tables and wine bottle lamps back in the day.

The food was delicious, as always and even manages to surprise me such as a belgian andive tempura I had this time.

The staff was really friendly and welcoming but take into acvount that this social restaurants does it best to also employ people that normally don't get a job easily, such as refugees. So you might not be able to communicate with everyone in Dutch. Also, it is not uncommon to share your table with other visitors. Try to be a social customer in this social restaurant ;)

Pros: You pay forward a coffee or a meal, for someone in need, You can pay by weight according to your apetite


Points +289

12 Sep 2018


Lekker Gec is just outside the most touristy part of Ghent. Everything can be made vegan, though they will add cheese or other dairy if you ask. I only tried two items, and they were both alright.

Pros: Large portion sizes

Cons: Small menu selection


Points +15

18 Aug 2018

Nice place, good food!

Very nice place, good people and atmosphere. Would go again to this restaurant immediately if I’m in Gent!

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