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New green food kiosk opens at De Brouckère

21:03 11/02/2020

A new green and sustainable zero-waste food kiosk has opened on Brussels' Place de Brouckère, with a food and drinks menu based on local organic produce.

The City of Brussels has chosen Fermerie to operate the kiosk in the heart of the pedestrian zone, selling food bowls, soups, homemade desserts, coffee and local beverages to consume there or take away.

The menu is based on fruits and vegetables grown by urban farmers in Brussels and its surroundings - a concept they call naturbanisation.

"We are trying to bring nature back to the city centre," co-founder Carlos Villanueva told The Bulletin. "This is the first zero-waste takeaway kiosk in Brussels.

"The kiosk aims to become a green spot in the middle of the pedestrian zone. We will use this beautiful square to organise cultural, social and educational projects, such as workshops about bikes, food sustainability and zero-waste policies among others."

Villanueva added: "The menu changes every week, because we use unsold veggies and fruits."

The kiosk is part of a larger plan by Brussels city council to support small independent traders around the new pedestrian zone.

Fermerie is currently open Monday to Friday, 9.30-16.00. In spring and summer, it will stay open until 20.00.

Written by Richard Harris



In the pedestrian zone? Oh well... Tant pis as they say in French

Feb 12, 2020 00:48

This is a good idea to use perfectly good fruits & veg which would otherwise end up in a landfill. The only problem is the concrete jungle of the pedestrian zone from Place De Brouckère to Bourse. What happened to trees, plants and resting places?

Feb 12, 2020 04:12