Yesterday, I went on a trip through my neighbourhood to show you a few of my favourite culinary shops, lovely places, lovely streets, etc. Recently, we bought a new digital camera. What an improvement!! I had to use it, didn’t I?
I will tell you that street names are bilingual here in Brussels, in Dutch & in French. But because I am Dutch, I will give you the Dutch street names.
1.My favourite culinary shop is InternationalHome of Cooking, Leopoldstraat 3, 1000 Brussel.
Open? Monday till Friday from 10 am til 18 pm. Saturday from 10 am till 18.30 pm.
I have a wish list for this shop!
Here is their website: Home of Cooking. Just click on the link! Click on all the pictures to see them in large!
My dream cookery shop!
This is a shop definitely for foodies! They sell all sorts of foodie treats, like: various sort of chopping knives, in all sorts & sizes, like Zwilling, Wüsthof & Dok. They have 2 large floors with top shape cooking & baking materials.
Lovely sharp knives!
I buy all of my beautiful silicon flower baking mats, silicon baking material, all of my cookie cutters and muffins pans over here. I also bought my pasta machine here.
They also have a variety of chopping boards, various pots & pans, like copper pots. They also sell the larger stuff like Kitchen Aids, Magimixers, stylish Italian coffee machines,…
They sell a selection of cookery books. The shop sells a variety of food stuff to decorate cakes, like icings in all colours, fondants, sprinkles & colourful festive edible glitter,…
They also sell Boretti & Smeg stoves,…
My favourite brand of silicon baking: Silikomart!
They sell all kindsof icings for cakes, tarts, etc
Pasta machines, various pots & pans, good china
2. La Maison du Miel, Zuidstraat 121, 1000 Brussel. They also have a second shop at Grasmarkt 11, 1000 Brussel.
This is a grand honey shop. You can find all products edible & non edible made of honey. The shop in the Zuidstraat, dates back to 1887.
They sell all kinds of honey, like lavender honey, acacia honey, thyme honey, buckwheat honey,…. They also sell honey sweets aka honey candy, pollen & Royal Jelly aka Koninginnegelei. You can also buy honey biscuits, honey wine, honey soaps,…
You can even by locally produced honey, from bees from Brussels!!!
La Maison du Miel!
All kinds & types of honey & honey-related products
3. You also can find a lot of the best chocolatiers in Brussels in the Sint-Hubertus Galerijen, the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. They are connected with the Koninginne Galerij ( Galerie de la Reine ).
You also can find a lot of the best chocolatiers in Brussels in here.
It is near the Central Station ( Brussel Centraal ) & near The Grasmarkt. I think the best are Corné Port-Royal& Neuhaus. Just click on the links to find out more. Corné is here since 1932.
Neuhaus was created by Jean Neuhaus, a man from Switserland who came to Brussels & created the 1st Neuhaus shop in 1857.
Yummy chocolate treats!
A full box of real divine chocolates!
Tasty sweet treats!
4. Bakkerij Charli, Bakery Charli, Sint-Katelijnestraat 34, 1000 Brussel
Open? Tuesday till Saturday: from 7.30am till 7 pm
and Sunday from 7.30 am till 1.30 pm.
Bakery Charli is nick named after the baker Charli. He is really called Charles Reboulet.
He has worked with Paul Bocuse in Lyon. After a whole lot of years working in international cuisines, he made a stop in Brussels. We, people of Brussels, are glad that he did that!
This is one of the finest “real bakers ” in Brussels. Here, you can buy all different kinds of breads, pastries, fine tarts & filled sandwiches, all made fresh in this bakery & baked here too. The quality is excellent!
You can savour the delicious filled pastries, tarts & tartlets over here in the shop & enjoy with a good brewed coffee or take the sandwich home with you. Large tarts prices vary from 10 euro till 18 euros.
There aren’t that many sitting places but they are nearly all the time occupied.
I took my sandwich home with me, because I live in the neighbourhood.
I chose a lovely filled fresh baguette, crunchy & chewy,…filled with ricotta, thinly sliced smoked salmon & fresh garden cress. It cost me 4.40 euro. It was ooh so tasty. Recently, they raised their prices with 10 to 20 euro cent.
This is the baker: Charli!
A divine sandwich from Baker Charli’s!
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