Sorry Switzerland, but the best chocolates in the world are in Belgium. The best known ones are of course Neuhaus and Godiva, but there are some unbelievable chocolate artisans in Brussels. Three are found in the lovely elegant neighborhood of Sablon on the hill about the Central Station: Pierre Marcolini, Wittamer, and Laurent Gerbaud. The first two are shops. Marcolini's chocolates are delicious but his salespeople are unfriendly and no photos are allowed. At Wittamer the salespeople are very helpful and the chocolates scrumptious. There is a tearoom next door too; it's a place to be seen in this fashionable neighborhood. A block beyond uphill is Laurent Gerbaud. He is omnipresent, charming, and gladly gives suggestions. His shop has a cafe incorporated and you can watch him and his team make chocolates. His ginger, fig, and dried apricot chocolates not to mention his truffles are to-die-for.