Food: Pack’n Joy & The Barn


Food: We review two Brussels food stops – Pack’n Joy and The Barn

Pack’n Joy: Pack’n Joy is a Belgian brand offering 100% natural, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. The dishes offered are 100% organic in season and cooked with local products.

Slow cooking and raw sauces in order to preserve a maximum of naturally occurring nutrients and vitamins. The recipes are created by a nutritionist chef to ensure a balanced diet. In keeping with the concept, packaging is 100% natural, biodegradable and recyclable.

The good news is that Pack’n Joy is expanding its offer with a new range of prepared dishes, available in stores next to their salads. The range contains new seasonal recipes with comforting and gourmet dishes, always varied and qualitative: Crazy Potato, Pumpkinutto, Crunchy and Coussouk.

Since October, evening meals are available in all Delitraiteur stores and from Rob in Woluwé, Foodies Market in Waterloo, The Place to Bio in Tervuren, Bio Concept in Ixelles, Biostory in Waterloo and Genval as well Ibis Châtelain.

The Barn: In the words of Quentin Labrique and Julien de Brouwer, the men who built The Barn: “We are two young entrepreneurs, surrounded by a team of enthusiasts, and together we started this great adventure! After working several years in the field of sport, the furious desire to undertake our own project and make a difference took over. Therefore, we decided to bring together our skills and our energy to embark on a human and sustainable project. In May 2017, supported by a team of 10 people, we opened The Barn. Today, the relationships with our partners and employees are getting stronger and our team is constantly growing.”

Basically, Barn cuts out the middle man. The produce comes directly from the farms and other producers so that not only is it very fresh but it cuts extra transport and packaging. We go down to the one in Etterbeek regularly, especially on Sunday when the farm chickens are turning on the spit.

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