I couldn’t start a blog about vegan food in Belgium without mentioning the most quintessentially Belgian of products, speculoos. Somewhat reminiscent of gingerbread, the cookies are crunchy and perfect with a cup of coffee, but where speculoos really comes into its own is in spread form. Looking like peanut butter, but tasting like cookies, it’s like fairy dust in a jar. It’s available as both smooth and crunchy. There are other brands of speculoos cookies and spread out there, but they’re not all vegan, so check the ingredients. Lotus brand speculoos is, as far as I know, consistently vegan. (Although not all of their products are.)
It’s available at most every supermarket where name brand products are sold. Oh, and if you get coffee at the Panos, they’ll often give you a little Lotus speculoos cookie to go!