The impressive PAKT site has gained another top-quality, unpretentious eatery. The team behind Standard aim to set a new standard for sourdough pizza and salad. To develop the perfect sourdough - a process that began two years ago - they travelled to Italy several times.
“We work with sourdough because it is easy to digest and does not contain sugar, which makes it healthier. Sourdough is made by natural fermentation. It takes time to make dough like ours, and most importantly it is absolutely delicious.” - Michel Roose, Standard
For the pizza toppings and salads, Standard only works with the very best produce. The herbs and vegetables come from literally right above your head and are organically grown on the roof of PAKT, in partnership with agrotechnologist and biotechnologist Bram Stessels from CSA De Volle Grond in Tielrode. In consultation with ‘Farmer Bram’, many less-familiar vegetables such as Swiss chard, kohlrabi and kale can also be grown. So instead of a set menu there is an exciting selection that changes regularly according to the season. The result is an honest, super-fresh seasonal menu. All this delicious fare is also available for takeaway and delivery. Download the first menu from the link at the bottom of this press release.
The extraordinary 'Coeur de PAKT tomato' takes pride of place: a special coeur de boeuf or beef tomato grown in the large greenhouse on the roof from seeds that the site owner Yusuf Yaman obtained long ago in Bulgaria. Coeur de PAKT tomatoes can weigh up to 1.4 kilos and have an incredible taste.
For its organic wines, antipasti, local meats and cheeses, Standard only works with the very best suppliers.
Every day at 5.00pm sharp, Standard welcomes people who have been working or shopping nearby for a Standard Aperitif (with free finger food)! Standard has a large, comfortable terrace in the inner courtyard of the PAKT site.
Standard would love to share its sourdough knowledge. It will be opening up its kitchen and wood-fired oven to host workshops at regular intervals
Standard’s no-nonsense approach is also reflected in the interior, designed by Petillon Ceuppens architects. Here, too, the aim was to create a quality ‘standard’ rather than a conceptual decor. The result is a simple but well-considered design that is faithful to the building’s history as an industrial warehouse. This is conveyed through the use of honest, sometimes slightly rough materials such as concrete and factory tiles, complemented with solid oak tables and benches. Petillon Ceuppens architects went all-out to design an interior that creates an accessible, relaxed atmosphere. Nothing more and nothing less than that: quite simply, they set the ‘standard’.
By the way, the green paint used for the windows is officially called ‘Lamorinière Green’, after the Antwerp painter Frans Lamorinière.
What is PAKT?
A hotspot and melting pot for entrepreneurs and urban farmers who feed the heart of Antwerp with creativity and culinary experiments. In the renovated warehouses at PAKT, creative people and sustainable Antwerp businesses work hand in hand: at companies, in workshops, through experiences and co-working, etc. It is a vibrant ecosystem in inspiring spaces that exude creativity.
Other PAKT businesses include Crossfit Antwerp sports club, technology company Bagaar, coffee roasting house and bar Caffenation, Dieter Vander Velpen Architects, Kasserole food concept, and ULLA Models modelling agency.
Discover the largest shared roof garden in Belgium, with chicken beehives and grass carp.
1800 m2 roof garden - 200 m2 greenhouse - 150 m2 hay and straw bale gardens - 6 chickens - 30 fruit trees - 360 fish. Inspiring guided tours - workshops from seed to tomato - lectures by local and international speakers
Regine beerplein 1, bus 001
+32 3 230 13 41
KITCHEN OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday, from 12:00 noon to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday, from 5.00pm to 10.00pm