A few weeks ago I found out about this place called ‘De Sladerij’through my fellow blogger and fit friend On a Healthy Adventure. Finally!! A place where we can eat healthy! When you live in one of the big cities in Belgium like Antwerp, Gent, Brussels, etc … You do find a healthy restaurant of lunch spot at every corner. But here in Limburg, the province where I live, it kinda sucks. Like really bad. Since Hasselt is 15 minutes away from my home, I didn’t hesitate for a minute to go and check this beauty out! Here’s my report.De Sladerij is a new salad bar situated in the city center of Hasselt. They define themselves as a non-nonsense lunch bar where you can put together your own unique and healthy salads.
Behind the counter are two amazingly sweet ladies that love to give you more information about their work method. Even if you are no salad lover, they can make something you will adore. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or a fish and meat lover … It doesn’t matter because they cover all the food loving groups
My first reaction when I entered was: how does this work? Haha the good ol’ panicking me was going mad! Ok good thing my boyfriend was with me and the ladies saw I was kinda looking and searching for help. It’s actually very simple so let me give you a heads up before you go.
- Choose a base. Mostly it’s lettuce but from day to day you can add bulgur, rice, pasta or wheat germ.
- Add veggies and or fruits. It will give your salads more body and a good dose of vitamins.
- Choose an animal product. Ham, feta cheese, grilled chicken or a boiled egg. They got new things every day! And if you are vegan, you can choose another vegetable.
- Add in legumes or grains for more fiber.
- Topping & dressing. The finishing touch to your own designed salad. All of the dressings are homemade.
On the little chalk boards you can find their recommandations consisting out of a luxury salad or salad of the day. In the morning you can opt for a yogurt with homemade granola and fresh seasonal fruits or some pumpkin bread with healthy toppings.
You can stop by during the day for one of the salads, made by yourself or one of the chalk boards. Pick out your favorite ingredients for your salad or change some of the ingredients from the ‘pre-made’ ones. All of the salads are made freshly on the spot and topped with one of their homemade dressings. You can buy those dressings and take them to your home, how amazing is that?
I’ve been there twice already and I can definitely say this is one of my favorite spots for lunch in Hasselt. The first time I made my own salad, now I took the plunge and opted for a luxury salad. Three kinds of salad, spinach, red onion, grilled yellow pepper, green beans, kale chips and chorizo topped with sesame seeds and ginger-orange dressing. All of the salads are served with one of their homemade (yes I know, they own the word homemade) yogurt or Geuze (beer) rolls.
For an extra €2 you can add a small soup.
I love this place! It breaths health and the interior is … see for yourself.
Make sure to check out ‘De Sladerij’ when you’re out and about in Hasselt!
Enjoy your meal babes.
Address: havermarkt 39, 3500 Hasselt
Opening hours: 8.30 am – 5 pm. Closed Sunday
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org // 011.962685