Vegan in Ghent: my recommendations (part 1: Breakfast & Coffee)

Hi everyone! Not everyone knows this about me, but the past couple of months my eating habits have changed drastically, since I am switching from a vegetarian to a vegan diet. I have not eaten meat or fish for almost four years now, and could not imagine ever going back. When I was in England for my Erasmus, I forced myself to eat vegan whenever I had the opportunity, and realized that this was easier than I thought it would be. Many restaurants had vegan options and vegan grocery shopping was an easy task. I think I can say that England is definitely ahead of Belgium when it comes to vegan food, especially since it has become sort of a trend, with a lot of celebrities opting for a plant based diet and vegan youtubers making ‘What I eat in a day’-videos. When I had to return home, I feared that it would be very hard to stick with my good resolutions. I knew that compared to what I was used to in England, the range of vegan products in the supermarkets would be limited and that some traditional (read: old-fashioned) restaurants don’t have anything fully plant based on their menus. That’s why I decided to do a little research and try out some supermarkets I would not normally go to, in order to find out what they have to offer. I came to the conclusion that a lot has changed already and is still changing when it comes to plant based food. Apart from checking out the supermarkets, I went through the online menus of all the places I used to go to in my university town Ghent, to see what I would still be allowed to eat as a vegan.

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Hi everyone! This week was quite tiring since I had my first exam on Monday. Coming home from my dorm room in Ghent yesterday to find a package containing this phone case made me feel much better. This week, Case Company launched a new concept called ‘CityMarble‘: you can now have a map of your favourite city printed on your phone case! Of course I chose to have a map of Ghent printed on my IPhone, since Ghent has started to feel like home for me over the past two years that I have been studying and living there. Also, I thought it would be nice to have something familiar with me when I’m studying abroad next semester. What’s nice about this is that you can mark your favourite places in your city on your map. I wanted to do this, but I have so many favourite places in Ghent that it would be impossible to choose from, haha. Be sure to check out Case Company’s website! You can make your own personalized phone case (or find other phone and laptop cases, believe me, they are all so nice!) via this link.

To all of you who have exams, I wish you a lot of luck! We can do this. xoxo

#OOTD: Big blogger date, Ghent

Hi everyone! I feel like it has been ages since I wrote my last blog post. Due to exams I had no time at all to write or even take outift pictures. But now those two horrible months of studying are over, I finally have time to work out all the ideas I’ve got in my head.  Since the new semester started today, I’m back at my dorm room in Ghent which means it’s time to look for hotspots and go to cool events again. One of those hotspots is Madam Bakster. Madam Bakster is a guiltfree and vegan bakery that recently opened it’s first branch in Ghent. I was really excited when I heard about the opening so I was beyond happy when blogger Hanne from Hannewhale organized a big blogger date at Madam Bakster.

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