Liu Lin

taiwanese inspired vegan street-food

20 rue haute, 1000 Bruxelles
02 455 08 30 – site web
from monday to friday, from 11:30 to 2:30pm and from 5pm to 9pm
from saturday to sunday, from 12 to 3pm, and from 5pm to 9pm
mains: 13,50€ – 15,50€

All the way down the Sablon, on that tiny piece of street connecting to the Crosly Bowling, a new canteen just opened: Liu Lin. One is called Liu, the other Lin. What both the two sister have in common with the restaurant, apart from their name, is a 100% vegan way of life. On the menu though, things are not that obvious. Fried calamari rings, shrimp tempuras or “crunchy chicky” seem quite common items when browsing through the list of dishes. You have the right to be confused.

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Tero Villa Empain

small plates to share

67 avenue Franklin roosevelt, 1050 Ixelles
+32 471 64 53 05 – site web
from tuesday to sunday, from 12 to 2:30pm
pop up until August 24th
small plates to share : de 9€ à 16€

Since Tero opened on chaussée de Charleroi, we’ve had multiple occasions to go back and test the food again, both in Ixelles and Bièrges. Each time, we thought they had it all figured out: great sharing plates concept – everything we love and need -, a menu mostly based on seasonal vegetable, and fresh, healthy and delicious recipes – the type that can have you order the full menu without feeling guilty (well it’s only just easier).

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Tortue

wine bar & deli

34 rue Edith Cavell, 1180 Uccle
0473 18 03 48 – SITE WEB
bottles: from 22€ in
bottle to take away: 10€ less
nibbles: 4€ – 12,50€

Tortue, like « Tortuga island », once considered as the ultimate destination by pirates. « Perruche » (parakeet in English), because the team like the word just as much as Tortue, and therefore decided to use it in the logo, and anywhere else they could. But what the team is really looking for, are the best wines across the globe – a bit like pirates in their never ending search for Tortuga, hence the name.

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Robinet

local bar

136 boulevard de waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles
SITE WEB
from monday to friday from 8am to 11pm
saturday and sunday from 10am to 11pm
lunch: 4,50€ – 11€

It’s the latest venue by Fréderic Nicolay, this serial bar-opener whom we already know too well. Once again, he striked where we most needed him, in an area often abandoned by our millenials, stuck between Le Parvis de Saint-Gilles and the Marolles, stealing its spotlight more often than not. Only a few years back, Porte de Hal had almost nothing to make us do the journey. It’s changed in the past few years, with the opening of Chouconut, Holy Smoke, Boulengier, the Crab Club (by the same author), or design wise, La Maison Bruxelloise. Robinet joins the set, with a “small” and cosy bar, the type where you can just walk in at any time of the day.

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