With over 170 nationalities, Antwerp is second to Amsterdam and leaves New York as third in line of the amount of different nationalities in one city. So there is no good reason to be eating Brussels sprouts or waffles everyday. On the contrary. In Antwerp’s diamond district you will find a lot of Jewish shops.
One of my favorite restaurants/takeaways is Hoffy’s. The three Hoffman brothers and their staff serve kosher, Yiddish food. I always take out, but they have plenty of room in the restaurant if you feel like having dinner there.
Even though I mostly have a clear idea about what I want to order, so does the staff and they will always try to convince me of a combination that they think would work better. They have a lovely cold pasta with cabbage salad. You pay the cold and warm vegetable dishes per pound, so you can decide for yourself when enough is really enough.
I’m also fond of the stuffed pepper with meat or Sephardic chicken. Unfortunately no cheesecake because of the kosher aspect. But no worries, I’ll find some on the way back home. Mmm!