After what was honestly way to long, it was time to visit one of my best friends in Ghent last weekend. In this post I’ll share my favourite eats & views in Ghent.
Eating in Ghent
I love food okay. Eating is one of my favourite things to do when travelling. Or when not travelling. You get the point.
Best Breakfast: My favourite breakfast was actually brunch. We sat outside on the terrace at Le Pain Quotidien at the Korenmarkt. The sun was shining and brunch was extravagant. I’m really looking forward to London next week, where another visit to Le Pain is certainly on the menu.
Best Lunch: Best lunch was at Gust, hands down. For anyone that doesn’t know, I really dig breakfast foods. So although I ordered scrambled eggs (and maybe banana bread for desert, who knows?) this was the best lunch in a while. The light, modern space and diverse crowd added to a great meal. The coffee was also delicious, which is a massive bonus in my book.
Best Dinner: Honestly, I couldn’t say. There’s a lot of great eateries in Ghent. Check out some menus and eat wherever strikes your fancy. I can recommend straying a few streets beyond where every other tourist walks and eats. The burgers at Uncle Babe’s were amazing, there are also plenty of great restaurants and cafes in that general area.
Local Specialties: If you haven’t been to Belgium before, there are a few things you should definitely try. Obviously you deserve some Belgian chocolates and a waffle. Throughout the town centre you will also see all sorts of carts with cone-shaped candies, most are purple but I have seen them in blue and pink as well. They are literally called “Ghents Noses” and have been around for centuries. If you like savoury foods better, head to a snackbar for some fries. Most of these foods can be found anywhere throughout the city, they are obviously more expensive in the centre and busy tourist areas.
Anyone that follows me on Instagram has probably seen some of my pictures. However, if you ever visit Ghent, keep your eyes open. There are amazing sights hiding around every corner. If you love gothic buildings and how they contrast with more modern architecture Ghent will be a feast for your eyes.
Since I’m the biggest idiot alive, I forgot to bring my camera. Oops. Therefor, I made do with my smartphone, which was far from ideal. However I still managed to take some decent shots. Either way, it’s an incredibly photogenic city! Next time I visit, my camera will be the first thing I’ll pack.
Have you ever been to Ghent and tasted any of the local specialties? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!