This one seemed almost too obvious to write about for me, coming from two peanut-butter-loving nations (the US and Netherlands) as I do, but Mr. VSiB pointed out to me that this vegan option is one that might not be on the radar of lots of people in Belgium, who didn’t grow up eating it.
Despite the name (containing variously “butter” or “cheese” depending on the language), peanut butter is pretty much always vegan, unless someone adds some weird ingredient to it. And not only is it vegan, it’s delicious! I’m completely addicted to the stuff. It’s a good source of protein and other goodies, so it’s a great food for a filling breakfast, spread on toast or mixed into oatmeal. It also can be used in a lot of recipes that call for tahini or other nut/seed butter. It’s great added to a stir fry sauce or for making gado gado. And nowadays, it’s pretty much available at any supermarket (although if you want the BIG economy-sized jars, you’ll have to cross the border to the Netherlands).
The jar pictured here is from the Delhaize, but I’ve bought it at the Colruyt and Albert Heijn as well. You can even get peanut butter at the health food store.