Traditional Belgian cuisine, like many other traditional cuisines, is not exactly vegan friendly. Meat, cheese, and mayonnaise are prominently featured in most savory dishes; while cream, butter, and eggs are incorporated into most sweets and pastries. This is likely due to the German and French influence on Belgian cuisine. Of course, it’s not difficult these days to replace these common animal ingredients with plant-based ones, so vegans can also enjoy delicious Belgian creations. Check out these awesome vegan versions of classic Belgian foods.
6 Belgian-Inspired Plant-Based Recipes
#1. BELGIAN VEGAN SWEET POTATO STOEMP WITH SAUSAGES
Stoemp is a Belgian dish that consists of pureed potatoes and vegetables. It is usually served alongside meat, but some versions of Stoemp may be unintentionally vegan if they don’t contain eggs and/or cream. This vegan version uses sweet potatoes and Tofurky sausages. Get the recipe here.
#2. Carbonade flamande
#3. HOMEMADE SPECULOOS (BISCOFF) COOKIES
#4. BANANA AND PEARL SUGAR BELGIAN WAFFLES
Of course, we’d be remiss not to include the most famous Belgian food, the Belgian waffle. Get the recipe here.
#5. Caramelized Banana & Belgian Pearl Sugar Pancakes
Don’t have a waffle iron? Try these Belgian pancakes instead. Get the recipe here.
#6. Vegan Boterham 4 Ways
Just like here in America, the Belgians love putting stuff on toast, or as they call it, boterham. Check out this Belgian food bloggers favorite vegan boterham. Get the recipes here.