Where to Go for Chocolate Shopping in Brussels

A trip to Belgium would not be complete without tasting some of its chocolates. The country’s capital city of Brussels is a veritable treasure trove of the finest chocolates to find this side of the world. With chocolatiers who have elevated chocolate making into new heights for more than a hundred years, there is no better place than the city to indulge in these heavenly treats. Here are some of the best places to go chocolate hopping when in Brussels.

Location: Grand Place 22
Highlights: Godiva’s first store, known Belgian chocolate brand

Jean Galler
Location: Rue au Beurre 44
Highlights: Family-run chocolate shop, creative chocolates, bestsellers like the Black 85

Location: Rue au Beurre 34
Highlights: Fairly more affordable than some of the high-end brands in the area, top picks include the white chocolates

Location: 73 rue Royale, Brussels
Highlights: Chocolate brand that has been around since 1919, stylish interiors serve as a backdrop for indulgent chocolates like the dark-chocolate mousse with Earl Grey tea

Location: Galerie de la Reine, Galeries Royales Saint Humbert
Highlights: A brand that dates back to 1857, its first store opened in Belgium in 1912, touted to have invented the pralines; top picks like the caprice, tentations, and more.

Passion Chocolat
Location: 2/4 rue Bodenbroek, Grand Sablon
Highlights: Famous for its flavoured ganaches and creative takes on chocolate-making; some popular items include the 85% dark chocolate praline, biscuit pralines, and cherry cognac bombs

Pierre Marcolini
Pierre Marcolini
Location: 1 rue des Minimes, Place du Grand Sablon
Highlights: Chocolates made from beans bought directly from producers, famous for chocolates with intense flavor which makes sampling it a unique experience on its own

Location: 6-12-13 Place du Grand Sablon
Highlights: Given the distinction of Certified Royal Warrant Holder of Belgium in 1999, delightful and delicious chocolates that include the cannelle (cinnamon), carioca, crèmes fraîches (Fresh cream chocolates), paddock noir, passion (passionfruit dark chocolate ganache), poivre (black pepper), and truffe du jour

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