Top 3 Food Dishes Tourists Must Try in Brussels, Belgium


Most tourists pick out Brussels, Belgium, as their destination due to the city’s amazing architecture and rich history. However, if you are heading there, sampling the local cuisine should also be a big part of your trip. This is especially the case with the following food dishes that everyone visiting Brussels should try.


Moules-frites is widely considered the national dish of Belgium. Mussels are cooked until open and then drenched in a delicious sauce made with butter, garlic, white wine, and a few other ingredients. Cooked mussels are then paired with ‘frites’ aka fries and mayonnaise. Sometimes, mussels and fries are served on the same plate, and sometimes, they get served separately.

Flemish Stew

Flemish stew, known in Belgium as Carbonnades flamandes, is a hearty stew that will give you enough energy to wander Brussels for hours. It is cooked with beer and includes beef or pork alongside all sorts of other ingredients like bread, onions, and herbs and spices. This versatile dish can be made in a number of ways, and almost every establishment has its own distinct recipe.

Brussels Waffle

If you are in the mood for dessert, then it should be waffles all the way.  Belgium is often credited as the country where the first waffles ever were made, so you know they will be amazing. Brussels waffles are different than your usual waffles for being lighter and crispier while having a hint of vanilla. Also, like all Belgian waffles, it is larger and has deeper pockets, which allows it to handle more toppings.


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