It took a while but here is one of the highlights of my trip to Antwerp/Belgium. What you probably don't know is that as a child I grew up in Belgium so I'm quite familiar with the city. But I always went there with my mom, so it felt totally different for me to go there with friends in a positive way.
I had lunch at a place called 'Lombardia', my friend C. recommended the place, I quote : You f#cking go to there..you'll love it!!. and off I went... First impression, from the outside you wouldn't find it the most appealing place step in as it's kinda scruffy looking, but let me tell you..the food is f#cking A-MAZING!!
The interior is just so 'different' and very chaotic BUT therefore very much their own signature and I really think that's the charm of Lombardia.. and I mean.. in the end.. you want to get rid of your hunger in a good way.. and I really think this is the place to be! Their speciality is the 'Ginger Love' drink, it's an all natural Ginger-Lemon tea which will give you all the energy you're looking for (to do some more shopping..). They're super famous because of this drink! We also had some delicious juices but I totally forgot to make pictures of them, but when you order a juice they evemn ask you if you like some maca powder or spirulina in it! MMMMMMmmm so good!
I'm guessing you're curious what I chose from the HUGE menu they have?! Well I had the magic mushroom salad and both my friends had the vegan burger. Believe me..everything was so damn tasty! they even served some glutenfree chips with a spicy ricemilke based dip! Mmmm love it! What I think what makes this place unique is that they only work with organic products and the whole menu is divided in categories like 'Vegan', 'Glutenfree', 'Lactosefree' and 'Healthy food. The portions are HUGE, when I saw my plate coming I thought.. I'm never gonna finish it..but hey.. when it's good..it's good..so I finished it all!
I had a nice chat with the owner Alain, and he told me his mother started Lombardia but she left our beautiful planet years ago and he decided to take over the place.. Thanks for keeping up the good work Alain, this place is enough reason for me to travel to Antwerp. I seriously could eat here mornings, afternoons and evenings! I'm NOT kidding! So if you're ever in Antwerp this is a MUST-GO to for sure!
address: Lombardenvest 78
Antwerp - Belgium
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