HAL 5 in Kessel-Lo is an old warehouse that now houses various food concepts and social organisations. Take a seat on the convivial terrace and order a pizza from Antico and a drink from the bar.
The number one address for Leuven’s student population. Affordable, tasty food, a gigantic terrace and a cute concept: the food is served in a lunch box just like those used by workers on a construction site.
Bar Florida is one of the latest hotspots along the river. The bar has a cool, trendy interior and a lovely terrace alongside the water. Try their scrumptious pitas and order an original beer.
Alfons Street Food
Alfons Smetsplein occupies a central location between the university’s various auditoriums. Students regularly stop by here to order something to eat from one of the food stalls on the square. Our favourite: Damasco’s Syrian specialities are a really good deal!
If you’re looking for some truly superb spaghetti, Viavia in Heverlee is your go-to restaurant. Their other dishes are also delicious and exotic, but a bit more expensive. Their cosy terrace is also a terrific plus point!
On the corner of Sint-Maartensdal you will find Alfalfa: a great little place that offers healthy snacks with an interesting twist. A must for lovers of falafel and halloumi.
Looking for an affordable vegetarian meal? You’ve come to the right place at Het Strand. Take a seat among the plants and make your selection from their 100% vegetarian menu.
This is one of the better fries stalls in Leuven, and one of the few still located in a genuine “barracks”. After all, you can’t possibly take a city trip in Belgium without ordering a serving of fries!
This deli and butcher’s shop is, without a doubt, the best sandwich shop in all of Leuven. Come on time because the queue can get pretty long around lunchtime! The friendly staff make it worth the wait.
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