Lokaal

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 9 reviews )
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Brabantdam 100, Ghent, Belgium, 9000

Little tea house and veggie restaurant, established in late-2014. Makes salads, soups, sandwiches. Large front windows let in natural sunlight and create a pleasant atmosphere. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, European

9 Reviews

First Review by WimWille

cool vibe - Edit

Nice place.
I ate a vegan "gratin" (no cheese or substitute for it) with seitan, sweet potatoes, salad... Healthy and delicious. However, I felt like I paid a bit much for the quantity (10 €, portion as relatively small).
Friendly service. I was told the place was completely vegan... (does this page need an update?)





Updated from previous review on 2017-12-09

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Not our cup of tea, very cheap though - Edit

This is from a visit in 2015.

Sandwich with brussels sprouts and hazelnut cream, 6€ was nice, but rather small portion.

Gratin with carrots, parsnip, red beet, 6€ was a huge portion. But soaked in wine and monotone.

We were here on a very cold Winter day, and just couldn't get warm inside. Very uncomfy chairs. Sanitair in need of renovation (I was afraid ending up with the water tap in my hands).

Selection of teas availble, but we just wanted to leave.
The place was just not our cup of tea.
But it is very cheap!

https://brugesvegan.com/2015/02/14/our-lunch-at-vegetarian-resto-lokaal-ghent/

Pros: very cheap

Cons: comfort, dish soaked in wine

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Super cozy - Edit

Solid home-cooking, mostly vegan as well. Out of 5 choices there was only 1 that was not vegan. The place has a very interesting decor. The owner spins vinyl records and has a great taste in music. Rock on man :)

Pros: ambiance, vegan food

Cons: none

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Food made with love and attention - Edit

I had a quiche with salad and it was delicious. I'm not one to be enthusiastic about a salad usually but this was beautiful, varied and tasty. We also had tea in really cool teapots with a button to flush the tea away from the leaves when finished brewing. This is the first cafe I've ever been in with a turntable. Enjoyed the chilled out tunes on a quiet afternoon with a sleeping toddler.

Pros: Fresh and lovingly prepared food

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great lunch place - Edit

Prices are really reasonable, a lot of vegan options available. Super healthy and delicious even if it's not super fancy. Perfect for locals on their lunch break I would say :)

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Like home ? - Edit

Good food with local ingredients. Menu is daily différent. Small but cosy place. Go there!

Pros: Yummy, Good prices, Local

Cons: Small

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Healthy Vegan meal - Edit

First time there, and left happy. Limited menu, but interesting choices, and obviously fresh ingredients used. Went for the gratin which was an interesting mix of vegetables and rice with soft flavors. Like a good home-cooked meal but with those extra touches you usually don't get around to adding at home.

Dish size/portion is satisfying. Not too small, not too big ( healthy)

Very friendly service. Prices surprisingly low,

I like that they had an active facebook page, allowed us to have a look into the place beforehand. ( https://www.facebook.com/LokaalGent/?fref=nf )

Pros: Healthy, Price, Chill place.

Cons: Small interior, limited seats available -> may wan

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Lovely vegetarian (but mostly vegan) spot - Edit

Went here with two friends and was pleasantly surprised by this fairly recent addition to the vegetarian scene in Ghent. All ingredients are locally produced, before they're creatively turned into a selection of different dishes. It speaks for Lokaal, I think, such vastly different dishes are created with the same selection of ingredients - a quiche, soup, salad, gratin,... The (vegan!) cocoa-apple cake was delicious, too.

The atmosphere of the place is lovely, with plants and original light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, and music from a record player next to the kitchen. I noticed they take reservations, which might come in useful as there aren't too many tables. The owner was very friendly and accommodating, too. When my friend mentioned she is allergic to nuts, he was happy to cater to her and made sure her dish did not come into contact with any nuts whatsoever.


Portion sizes were fairly small but very decently priced. I'd say it's the perfect place for a healthy, delicious and ethical lunch. I'll definitely come back to try some of their tea!

Pros: Cosy interior, Locally produced food, Inexpensive

Cons: Fairly small portion sizes, Not so many tables

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Tasty fresh organic food in unique location - Edit

Lokaal is located in a tiny spot at the beginning of 'The Glass Street', better known as the red light district. The area is a mix of hip and fancy shops/restaurants with shabby spots, always lively.
The little restaurant is decorated with self-made and second hand stuff, very cozy.
The owner spins vinyl records.
There's a lot of attention given to sustainability.

The food is fresh and tasty, with local ingrediënts from Gent. The menu doensn't offer that much choice but each item changes regularly. The prices are really cheap.

No Lipton here, but lovely cups of fresh herbal tea. I recommend the Serenité.

Pros: Very cheap, Great atmosphere and unique location, Tasty food

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