Sometimes you don’t want to reveal your best kept secrets but then again.. we didn’t start this platform for no reason! We travel to Antwerp at least once a year (for work or pleasure) and we found some quirky lunch spots we want to share with you!
These are some of the best lunch spots in Antwerp (in our opinion that is).
1. Native, Muntstraat 8, 2000 Antwerp
This hidden pearl is by far our favourite lunch spot in Antwerp. This bistro serves fresh, original, and good quality food. It’s organic, locally produced with sustainable ingredients, this is Native! Vegan and organic food lovers will love this place! During the summer they open a very nice terrace.
2. Tinsel, Vlaamsekaai 40, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Some say that you can get the best breakfast in town here. Tinsel is located near the water where you will find tons of other restaurants. www.tinsel.be
3. De Broers van Julienne, Kasteelpleinstraat 45-47, 2000 Antwerp
When we need to grab a quick and healthy bite, we go here. In a side street of the Kammenstraat – with lots of boutiques – you will find this small cute little restaurant. You can take away the best quiches, soups, salads and other warm healthy dishes. Besides that, they sell oil, wine, coffee, juices and other delicatessen. They also offer catering and cook workshops.
3. Foodbar Cordoba, Napoleonkaai 1, 2000 Antwerp
Cordoba is situated in a dockside area called Het Eilandje (the little island). We love this area in Antwerp, this is where the locals come to eat breakfast and lunch. Don’t forget to stop by Cordoba, a lovely cozy place where you can easily stay for the whole day! Order the homemade ice tea with red fruit, the soup of the day with bread crumbs and their famous toast with hummus and grilled vegetables.
Offers a different menu each month and has a large terrace plus a cute patio downstairs. They change the menu each month and you only have a few choices which makes it easy if you’re picky. Besides, the food is always good and the wine flows richly. They open at noon and close at 2:30PM before opening back up for dinner at 6PM.
5. Crumbles & Beans, Lange Dijkstraat 16, 2060 Antwerp
This place, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and pastries in the afternoon, really surprised us. First of all the owners select their product with great care; bio croissants, fresh milk, wood roasted coffee beans van Antica Tostatura etc. Besides, the vibe is awesome – warm and comfortable – the restaurant looks great and the owners are so sweet, the food is cooked with love. Try their quiches and home made cakes!
Now you know where to find us! Do you want to know more about the city? Check out our complete Antwerp City Guide!