Antwerp Beligium Food
A look at the lively food scene in the city, we offer 11 of the best restaurants in Brussels and 10 of the best restaurants in the Brussels area.
Known as Sinksenfoor, the Antwerp fair is one of the largest in Belgium with over 150 rides and attractions. Flemish-speaking Flanders and its capital also boast a thriving food scene with some of Europe's best restaurants and a lively cultural scene. As the world's top 50 restaurants prepare for their Antwerp ceremony, the eyes of this gastronomic world will be on the world's most prestigious food festival in the city.
Fries, waffles, mussels and chocolates are among the specialties of the region, but if you don't know where to look, traditional Belgian cuisine can be a little expensive. If you want to experience a sweet morning, try one of the many gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options in Antwerp, which you can also take home as a gift.
If you want to experience the top gastronomy of Antwerp, you should go to Het Zuid in the south of Antwerp. Take a trip to Bruges, the flat polders of the country, and try the specialized restaurant Siphon in Damme. Try one of their specialities, such as the Brouwerij, which will take you to the area around the beautiful Grand Place.
One of the must see parts of Antwerp, the Grand Place, is five minutes walk away, and the tour starts at the entrance to the city center, right in the heart of it all.
If you want to come up with something, my favourite waffles come from Belgium (or rather from Liege), from Dandoy's Tearoom. If you're looking for a nice place to eat lunch in Ghent, be sure to visit the Pain Compagnie, the cobbled area of De Wilde Zee, surrounded by the city's pantries. And if you want to try Brussels, you have to, because it is one of the best restaurants in the whole city and a great place to have lunch.
If traditional Belgian cuisine isn't exactly tempting to your taste buds, you can also recommend the Bia Mara Antwerp, tucked away in the corner of a square. In Antwerp, the speciality is the "Issbe," a symbol of the port city and a legend. Belgium Food Tours keeps the group size small, so it's easy to go to any Ant Werp restaurant that seems like a good fit for your group.
Belgian cuisine is very diverse, as it also reflects the cuisine of neighbouring France, Germany and the Netherlands. Typical Belgian cuisine is made with beef that simmers slowly in a Belgian beer until it has melted in the mouth. The beer used is typically a beer that has been used for centuries, often in the form of sauerkraut or sausages, and is used in beer.
Granted, this is nothing special, but it is a classic Belgian combination, which is now served mainly by restaurants known for their Belgian cuisine. Belgium is known for a number of different kinds of sausages, such as sauerkraut, sausage and mashed potatoes. Belgian fries to take your hands off of, and there are many different types of Belgian Fried Chicken that Belgium has been famous for since the late 19th century.
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Take a look at some of the best Belgian food that has helped put the country on the foodie map. Although this list of Belgian dishes is not the best if you don't know where to get all the dishes, I have tried to recommend a few places where at least one dish is really good.
As many people travel to Brussels, I concentrate on the food stalls in Brussels, although I have occasionally broadened the scope somewhat. Antwerp is no different, as you can shuttle from restaurant to restaurant and chocolatier in the city. The most impressive food I got in Antwelp was certainly the restaurant in the newly opened Franq Hotel, where I stayed, serving some of the best Belgian dishes.
Cornelis is an absolute gourmet and he showed me some of the best restaurants in Antwerp, so I am sure you will get a good taste of his food at the Franq Hotel. Antwelp has Michelin-inspired fries - Dutch chefs, but also Belgians, invented them. You get some of the worst fries in the world, from Belgium, with a little help from the good old fries.
Belgian fries, waffles and chocolates are unquestionably wickedly delicious, but it's not just about them, it's really about the chocolate you've learned to love. I encourage you in particular to try a variety of chocolate beers and to experience the Belgian way of eating and drinking properly. Because there's so much more to it than just the fried waffle and chocolate you'll love.