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Belgium's best eats: 4 foods not to miss

Belgium’s best eats: 4 foods not to miss

If you love food, you’ll sure love Belgium.

Belgium is basically a frugal foodies paradise. None of it is the slightest bit healthy, but surely your vacation is the opportune time to treat yourself in order to sample the local cuisines.

One of my favourite travel pastimes is sitting in a café or bar and watching the world go by, and Belgium is the perfect place to do this – even in winter you can sit beneath an outdoor heater or inside next to a large glass window while you enjoy some of the best eats the country has to offer.

Here are 4 tasty treats you absolutely must not miss on your visit to Belgium.


Belgian Waffles, Bruges

Waffles

I’m pretty certain that there is nobody in the world that doesn’t like waffles. Aside from the fact that I was trying to eat somewhat healthily while I was in Bruges, I just had to give these delectable local treats a try.

Belgian waffles are usually served topped with chocolate spread or cherries and whipped cream. There’s no need to head to a fancy restaurant – you can easily find them at street vendors or hole-in-the-wall cafés.

Belgian Chocolate, Bruges

Chocolate

I’m sure many of you have tried Belgian chocolate at some stage or another, and there’s a reason it’s so popular.

Chocolate is probably one of the most expensive foods you’ll find in Belgium, but that would be because it’s so damn delicious. It will usually be sold in the form of chocolate bark and sometimes with added flavours such as nuts or dried fruits.

Belgian Fries

Fries

Travel to Belgium and you will very quickly find out that there is ongoing dispute about whether fries originated in France or Belgium. The locals in both countries will claim it as their own!

Belgian fries are thick cut and double deep-fried for extra crispness. Most of the time they’ll be served in a cone and topped with mayonnaise. You can buy great fries from any street vendor.

Belgian Beer, Bruges

Beer

I know, I know, beer isn’t food – but Belgian beer is so heavy and delicious that it may as well be. The thick and creamy tastes are sure to leave you wanting more.

You can find a very large selection of brands and flavours and many bars. I recommend checking out The Beer Wall in Bruges (pictured above), or Delirium Cafe in Brussels which has over 2000 beers to choose from.

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