Specialty Shops in Brussels

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Gift & Specialty Shops in Brussels

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  • Myrini P
    3 contributions
    If you ever go to Brussels you must go to Planet Chocolat!
    Everything tastes amazing and the owner is the loveliest person you'll ever meet. He offered so many different chocolates to try and it was all mouth watering. He's really passionate about the ingredients he uses and how he combines the flavours, it was so interesting to hear!
    I suggest you ask him about his own creations, they were my favourite along with the orange ganache and honey praline!
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • Purvella11
    Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
    My favourite chocolatier in Brussels, love the dark chocolates here best, Staff was lovely and friendly.
    Written March 1, 2023
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  • Souris
    Columbus, OH389 contributions
    We loved the exquisite chocolates at Pierre Marcolini. Do not miss this place on your trip to Brussels.
    Written January 12, 2023
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China154,833 contributions
    Elisabeth is an independent chocolatier with 5-6 shops in the city centre of Brussels. You'll encounter their branches while browsing the streets around Grand Place. You can also find Elisabeth branches in Bruges, Antwerp and Paris as well.

    We have been happy with purchases from Elisabeth over the years. During our most recent visit to Brussels, we bought some delicious Zwevezeelse Florentine, crunchy biscuits covered with soft white chocolate. Dark chocolate orangettes were also very good. Candied orange strips had a bit of tart and tasted great with the dark chocolate. Have also enjoyed packages of nougat during past.

    Overall, have enjoyed our visits and chocolate purchases from Elisabeth chocolatier shops in Brussels in the past. Will almost certainly pass by again during future trips to the city.
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • Michel H
    Thornlands, Australia79 contributions
    At Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier I was fortunate to have a couple of hours learning about chocolate and learning to design and make my own chocolates. Laurent Gerbaud has strong principles on buying beans in a ethnically sustainable way.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China154,833 contributions
    Maison Dandoy is a Speculoos cookie specialist with a history that dates back to 1829. They have a handful of branches around Brussels including this place along Rue au Beurre near Grand Palace. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm daily.

    We stopped by during a recent visit to Brussels and picked up a bag of speculoos biscuits to enjoy in our hotel room. Enjoyed the plain, covered with dark chocolate and the pain d'amandes as well. These were all good to have with a cup of coffee back in our home.

    Have enjoyed Dandoy purchases during the past couple trips through Brussels. Will very likely stop here again during future visits to the city to enjoy their speculoos biscuits.
    Written March 2, 2023
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  • Dan K
    The Hague, The Netherlands7,199 contributions
    Popped in for a quick visit in the store at Av. Louis Gribaumont 20 in order to surprise my wife with, to date, still the best chocolates in the world! A must visit when you're in Brussels.
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • Phanie
    Houston, TX62 contributions
    Galler was recommended to us by a tour guide for their remarkable chocolates at a reasonable price.
    We ended up going to buy chocolates three of four days!
    The staff was extremely courteous and and proud of their chocolates.
    I highly recommend it.
    Written January 2, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,520 contributions
    De Biertempel is my favourite beer shop in this beer mad city ,on our recent trip to Brussels after enjoying a great trip to this beautiful city we dropped by De Biertempel were my twin brother Stephen and I stocked up on some great beers to bring back to our home town of Liverpool to top up our beer fridge ,we got some great hard to find beers plus a few old favourites ,we also got a few stylish glasses and purchased some really decorative beer mats ,staff in here are superb ,the way they have the beer shop set out is impressive ,the selection of beers in here is awesome ,you will find something you enjoy in here ,it's a beer shop that's most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Rue Du Marche Aux Herbes .
    Opening hours are;
    Monday to Sunday,10am till 7pm.
    Well worth checking out if you've an interest in great beers.
    Written June 18, 2022
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  • Alex David
    London, UK218 contributions
    Of all the chocolate shop chains in Brussels La Belgique Gourmande must be the best, the only one whose interiors resemble a set from 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'. I visited the shop in Rue de la Colline, just off the Grand Place, during the evening after dinner (the shop is open until 11pm). There were piles and piles of chocolate in baskets, chocolate sheets on counters, beautiful chocolate tin boxes shaped like houses, and an eye-watering selection of gourmet chocolates that you could buy individually by mixing and matching according to fancy. I had half-dozen dark and white chocolates filled with coffee, champagne, almond, coconut and other delights. And I can vouch for the fact that the quality of chocolate sold in Belgium is far higher than in many other countries. For one, they tasted richer and homemade.
    The staff were very friendly, asking if I needed anything as soon as I started browsing, but not pushy, and the prices were fair considering the food quality. I would definitively recommend the place to experience real Belgian chocolate if you are either in Brussels--where there are five shops--or Bruges--where there are three.
    Written January 21, 2020
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  • Athina Roum
    3 contributions
    Paradise on earth for eternal chocolate lovers! Necessary stop when you're in Brussels! During my 4day stay, i visited the shop every single day.
    The best staff ever, always there to explain, propose and help you in the friendliest and kindest way! How smiling people! All the products of the best quality! Don't miss the chance to taste as many kinds as you can or else you'll regret it! Extra tip: carry as much of these chocolates as you can back in your country!
    Greetings from Greece to the guy with the glasses who remembered to greet us every day, even from the street!
    Thanks a lot & I'm looking forward to visiting you again!
    (Meanwhile I'm going to order your products from the internet because i cant live without your chocolates anymore!!!!)
    Written April 6, 2022
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  • John S
    Doncaster, UK14 contributions
    We spent nearly all day here as you have full choice of meat/veg/electrical goods/mobile phones/kids toys and games/bikes/and clothes
    Written August 4, 2019
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  • City Tours Belgium
    Bruges, Belgium478 contributions
    What an interior! As a chocolate addict I loved it. I did choose this shop to buy chocolate because it wasn't just tasty but also beautiful.
    Written January 27, 2021
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  • Trainbleu
    Brussels, Belgium28,536 contributions
    We can’t believe bookshop Tropismes isn’t on all the lists of the world's most beautiful bookshops. Its location, a bit hidden in the mid-nineteenth century covered passage ‘Galerie des Princes’, is absolutely marvellous. The interior is in keeping with the surroundings. Lots of mirrors, gilded columns and ceilings and sculpted birds. The upstairs floor, where the children’s books are, offers nice perspectives. The books are mainly in French, but that shouldn’t be a reason not to have a look at this exquisite bookshop. Staff are excellent and offer good advice. We never leave empty-handed.
    Written December 26, 2019
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  • BByork
    York, UK12 contributions
    I have been a big Tintin fan all my life and this was something I was really looking forward to. The shop itself is really nice, very nostalgic and some great collections. However, one of the shop assistants was very rude. She clearly didn't seem to enjoy her work. When I asked her a question, her attitude was really rude, spoiled my Tintin experience. Anyway, the guy at the cash desk was nice and friendly.
    Written December 16, 2019
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