We will start in De Hoogstraat. It is one of the stress that lead into the center of the city. From where I live, this is the way, into the city center. We have 2 African shops here, close to each other. Just before going in De Hoogstraat, you can find this African Asian shop. Here you can buy your chili peppers, kilo’s of rice, manioc, spicy sauces, etc.
Here is the mini-competition:
On the other side of the street, is a new candy shop! But they don’t have any vegan candies though,…:(
Snoep Goed, Hoogstraat 84, 2800 Mechelen. Open? Monday till Saturday from 10 AM till 5 PM. This candy shop has old-fashioned candy, bio or organic candy, sugar-free candy & special candy.
We are walking further in the road. Here on the right side, you have a really good butcher! 🙂 What a beautiful building too! Hoogstraat 25, 2800 Mechelen.
A bit further on the left side, you find a really good wine & spirit shop called Semprevino. Hoogstraat 2, 2800 Mechelen. This is a great wine, spirit shop. When I want to give a wine present or so to myself or friends, we go here & get great advice too. The wines are a bit more pricey then in the supermarket & but you will find great smaller top wines, champagnes, proseccos, etc. Little & larger drinkable jewels,..:) So it is worth it!
Now, we are moving to de Korenmarkt.
Moving along, we arrive at De Zoutwerf with a cool coffee & teashop, called Simon Lévelt. This is a Dutch chain of coffee-tea shops. They well more than 130 teas & a lot of coffees too. I love their coffee, coffee mugs, chocolates, syrups to put in my coffee, etc.
At the other side, you will see this lovely view:
Moving along, you come at De Yzerleen.
Moving along, you will see this:
Denies is a cool long large cookery shop! Denies, Yzerleen 27, 2800 Mechelen. They have been here since 1907,…that is 4 generations! They well something like this:
And something like this:
And beautiful English & French Christmas china:
I have a long wish list from this shop! 🙂
On the other side:
Can you see de Sint-Rombouts Toren? The Sint-Rumbolds Tower aka de Sint-Rombouts Toren? peeping? 🙂
At the end of this street, you have this glorious building.
When you see this picture, on the right hand side, you have 2 great patissiers, Vanderbeek & a bit further Savarin! Vanderbeek is known as the best patissier in Mechelen. Here are some tasty pictures.
Saturday, December the 6th, it is Sinterklaas! You all, outside Europe, don’t celebrate him. But I made these tasty speculaas biscuits a few years ago & you can read all about it here & you can make your own speculaas biscuits too: Sophie’s festive speculaas! :) Enjoy!
Then, you will arrive at my favorite chocolatier: Neuhaus!
Neuhaus is located close to De Grote Markt. Neuhaus is a famous Belgian chocolatier. Their chocolates are a bit more expensive then other Belgian chocolatiers. They are also Hofleverancier. That means that they deliver to The Belgian Royal family! So, if it is good to the Royal family , it is certainly good for us! 🙂 More yummy pictures:
Now, you are at De Grote Markt!
Now, a picture from the opposite side:
Now, this is the end of our guided tour through Mechelen. Soon, there will be a last part 3, of course! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the tour! 🙂 See you all soon,…
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