I’m not a foodie. Being a vegetarian has made it even more difficult to become one. When I go overseas, I always look for vegetarian counterparts of the country's cuisine I'm traveling. In their absence I usually settle for a sub or sandwich. In the worst case scenario, I find an Indian restaurant to have a plate of idly or dosa. Of course I love idly and dosa. But I would rather have them in Chennai, where they taste the best.
But Ghent was different. Ghent is called the veggie capital of Belgium and not without reason. You will be surprised to find quite a number of vegan and vegetarian restaurants that offer more than ubiquitous menu like sandwiches and burgers. I never expected to find so many in Europe considering they are connoisseurs of food, especially meat.