Food & drinks
Leuven is without a doubt the capital of beer. At the start of the last century, the city was home to no less than 30 breweries. You can still currently visit these breweries, located within the city itself or just on the periphery. Restaurants offer everything from traditional Belgian cuisine to the best vegetarian eats.
Bouts on your Plate
During a period of four months, you can taste contemporary interpretations of recipes from the 15th century
Every Sunday • The most convivial culinary market in the heart of Leuven
World cuisine in Leuven
With its 166 different nationalities, it’s only natural that Leuven has a wide range of international restaurants. Experience Leuven’s multicultural life and enjoy one of the city’s many world cuisines.
Beer in Leuven
The city is completely intertwined with beer: beer pubs and cosy restaurants, breweries you can visit, beer connoisseurs who’ll guide you through a unique beer tour etc. As a beer enthusiast, you will not be left thirsty in Leuven.
Treat yourself to some classic Belgian dishes in Leuven
Where can you find the stars of Belgian cuisine in Leuven? I have made a selection for you, each one close to Leuven’s top 10 attractions. An ideal combination for your city trip.
Sustainable dining in Leuven
Enjoy a delicious and fair meal in Leuven. Taste the most delicious home-made classics with locally grown ingredients. Yes, even the beer you have with it.
The city is home to around 100,000 students, which means Leuven has plenty of cheap eateries to chose from. This selection was made by a group of young people from Leuven and MIJNLEUVEN, the city’s label for young people. After all, nobody knows the city better than the locals! Leuven on a budget, here we go!
Starred restaurants in Leuven
It is entirely possible to dine at a starred restaurant in Leuven. No fewer than four restaurants in Leuven are the proud possessors of a Michelin star. Immerse yourself in culinary Leuven and discover top-class Belgian cuisine.
5 insider tips for beer lovers in Leuven
Where to start? This is a beer-loving city, can you tell? The pubs, the restaurants, the sights, the activities... Beer lovers definitely won’t go thirsty here!
Tips for beer lovers & foodies
Leuven is definitely Belgium’s beer capital, combining respect for tradition with an innovative mindset. The many old and new breweries, the great pubs and nice restaurants are all proof of this. So if you are a beer lover and a foodie, then this is the list you were looking for!
Coffee shops in Leuven you should visit
Cafe culture is a big deal in Leuven. If you’re wanting to feel like a local, we recommend visiting one (or multiple) coffee shops when you visit Leuven. Each cafe has its own unique charm and offers a cozy spot to relax and enjoy a pastry.
Kid Friendly Lunch Spots in Leuven
Leuven is a wonderful city for families to visit with plenty of things to do! To make things easier for you in planning your trip to the city, we’ve put together some places we think you and the family will love, especially if you’ve got little ones!
Chocolate shops in Leuven you should visit
When you visit Leuven, trying Belgian chocolate is a must do activity. Luckily, there are plenty of incredible chocolate shops in Leuven for you to choose from.
Experience the best ice cream shops in Leuven
Kick back, relax, and grab a refreshing treat from some of our favourite ice cream shops.