What to eat in Brussels? 2024

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Pommes Frites

American soldiers were introduced to the fried potatoes in Belgium during WWI and the soldiers nicknamed these fried potatoes as French fries. Because everyone in Belgium were speaking French. The Belgian frites are almost always served with a sauce.

Vol Au Vent

Vol Au Vent is real Flemish classic dish. It is a puff pastry. It is filled with a combination of chicken, mushrooms sause, and small meatballs, served with either mashed potatoes or fries.


Mussels is a classic dish of Belgian cuisine. It is prepared with shallots, herbs and vine sauce and served in a large steaming pot with fries.

Boulet à la liégeoise

Boulet à la liégeoise is a very popular dish served all over Belgium. This dish consists of one or two big meatballs made from pork and veal or pork and beef minced meat, bread crumbs, onions and parsley. Meatballs is served with sweet and sour sauce and fries. Sauce is made from onions, vinegar, brown sugar, Liège syrup and Corinthian raisins.

Carbonade Flamande

Carbonade flamande is a traditional Belgian beef stew. It is similar to the French Beef Bourguignon but cooked with beer instead of red wine. It is seasoned with thyme, bay leaves and mustard and generally served with fries.

Brussels Waffle

Brussels Waffles are prepared with an egg-white-leavened or yeast-leavened batter, traditionally an ale yeast. They are lighter, crisper and have larger pockets compared to other European waffle varieties. In Belgium, most waffles are served warm by street vendors and they are topped with powder sugar, whipped cream, soft fruit or chocolate sauce.


Waterzooi is a stew dish from Belgium and originating in Flanders. The stew is made of chicken or fish. Also it consists of carrot, onion, celery, leek, potato and herbs.


This is a popular dish in Belgium. Stoemp consists of pureed or mashed potatoes and other root vegetables, and can also include cream, bacon, onion or shallot, herbs, and spices.

Belgian Chocolate

Chocolate plays an important part in the Belgian economy. The Pralines were invented in Belgium in 1912. Also Belgium owns the world’s biggest chocolate factory.

Belgian Beer

Belgian beers are primarily ales with a heavy emphasis on malts and a lot of fruity yeast flavors. In 2016, UNESCO inscribed Belgian beer culture on their list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.