Eating and drinking
Do you enjoy eating out but have certain dietary requirements? Looking for a stylish restaurant with a step-free entrance? Want to find out which cafés and restaurants along our coast are suitable for wheelchairs? ... Here are some tasty, accessible tips. (Watch this introduction in International Sign Language)
Here are some tools to help you get started:
Wheelchair-friendly dining on the coastLooking for a place to eat or drink that’s suitable for wheelchairs on the Flemish coast? With these brochures produced by Westkans vzw you can find a place in each coastal town that meets your needs and requirements. You can see the key dimensions and scores of each establishment, along with a close-up of the adapted toilet facilities.
The ‘AccesSEAble’ app makes searching for accessible places on the coast even easier. With an adapted search profile, only those places that meet your accessibility criteria appear.
Download the ‘AccesSEAble’ app.
More info about this Westkans vzw project.
Restaurants and cafés ‘on wheels’With the handy On Wheels app you can search for restaurants and cafés in Flanders that are accessible to you based on your personal profile. The app takes you straight to an interactive map on which you can see the chosen locations in the city of your choice. What you see is determined by your personal settings: the width of your wheelchair and the maximum step height you can cope with.
Accessible dining in Brussels
Want to know which Brussels restaurants and cafés are wheelchair friendly? The tips on the website www.brusselvoorallen.be are based on international standards and the associated symbols. You’ll find information about the accessibility of shopping centres, as well as restaurants, cafés, accommodation, etc.
Search for accessible places in Brussels.
Flanders Kitchen Rebels
Flanders is great for foodies and that’s partly down to the Flanders Kitchen Rebels. Flanders Kitchen Rebels brings together 58 top chefs under 35 who are wild about Flanders’ fine food and pure ingredients. Foodies with restricted mobility, a food allergy or diabetes can dine with no worries at one of these top young chefs’ restaurants. In the brochure and on the website you’ll find information about the restaurant’s suitability for wheelchairs as well as possibilities for adapted menus.
Book an accessible table at one of our top young chefs’ restaurants.
Want to find out more about Flanders’ new generation of top chefs? Check out the Flanders Kitchen Rebels webpage or Facebook page.
Gault&Millau for diabetics
Diabetics can now eat in the restaurants of Flanders’ best chefs with no worries. In conjunction with Gault&Millau, Zucsu lists over 150 places to eat that cater for people with diabetes. Based on a points system, the guide shows what efforts each restaurant has made on behalf of people with diabetes.
More info: www.gaultmillau.be > Verkennen > Shop > Zucsu Gault&Millau Diabetes Gids.
2 x gluten free in Antwerp
If you’re planning a day out in Antwerp, make sure you try the gluten-free products at Eugène artisan bakery! You’ll not only find tasty gluten-free bread and allergen-free pastries, tarts, rolls and cakes, but also beers and a wide range of gluten-free meat products. Almost all products are also free of cows’ milk and vegan. You need to send your order three days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can enjoy a relaxing coffee and a gluten-free treat in the cafe area.
The chef at the Lombardia restaurant spoils all of his guests, including those who are allergic to gluten. From rolls to soup and pasta, dishes of the day and desserts: this chef can serve up everything gluten free. Even if you want a refreshing drink of gluten-free beer, you’ve come to the right place.