“But in Ghent people are more environment conscious,” I heard a native say when I thought out aloud. This is the reason why places like Komkomertijd, an exclusive vegan buffet restaurant, are thriving. The restaurant is packed on most weekends and is pretty popular. Here for 16 Euro you get to experience an exhaustive spread of dishes from vegan starters to dessert not to mention even drinks are vegan. But vegan beer is bitter than usual, which I do not care for.My dinner companion, who has been living in Ghent for six years, said, “Many have gone organic and large number of people here are turning vegans. This is one of the reasons for burgeoning vegetarian restaurants here.” The city even has ‘Veggie day’ to stress the importance of vegetarian food.