Rue Haute has a new vintage shop. Before you think ‘oh well, yet another one’, this one has a pretty cool concept. Instead of buying items at a set price, this one sells clothes by weight. At 15 euro per kilo, to be precise.
Skievelat near Sablon is a popular place for a bite to eat and a drink. It comes with small tables, but a large menu featuring their tasty and famous burger. Approved!
Curiosity shops are popping up in Brussels. There’s La Meute in Ixelles for instance, and now the city centre has it own shop of wonders too. In the old, renovated fire brigade on Place du Jeu de Balle, House of Wunders stores all sorts of mineral fossils, coral, fossilised wood etc.
Sucx. The king of Candy. Ok, the name is rather silly, but the sweeties they sell are great. Grab a bag, choose your favourites and scoop up as many as you want.
Butchers. Now that’s a category not often featured on the blog. My local one is Frank, and during the summer month’s Maison Lanssens is the place to be for BBQ stock-ups. But there’s one in the European district with an outstanding reputation too: Jack O’Shea.
I like chocolate. The darker the better. No creamy fillings or special flavours for me. Although, I have one weakness: orange peel covered with dark chocolate. And chocolate maker Laurent Gerbaud is a master in combining fruits with chocolate.
I can’t believe this shop wasn’t on the blog yet. It’s been one of my favourite shops to browse for as long as I can remember: silver rings, necklaces, lamps and more. Courrier Sud always smells of incense sticks too, so once inside, you can easily forget you’re in the centre of Brussels.
Hidden halfway down Rue de Namur, you’ll find home interior shop Laura Ashley. So English and flower-y, it hurts. But I love it. And secretly wish I could have a cup of tea in their comfy sofas.
I quite like kids shops, because they sell the funniest things. Pépin La Lune (near Sablon) is no exception. At this concept store you’ll find clothes, toys, furniture and deco items.
I love Lebanese food. Humus, falafel, lemon infused chicken … all to be eaten with tasty flat bread. Al Barmaki behind Grand Place is a great restaurant to discover Lebanese cuisine. It’s also the first Lebanese restaurant in Belgium.