A traditional Belgian favorite, this fry stand is the oldest in Belgium. Large potatoes are cut into thick strips and fried to golden perfection, then served in a paper cone or even on a baguette with a hot dog. A dozen or so different sauces are the perfect accompaniment. The line is usually quite long for this popular frite stand, but the delicious and simple comfort food is more than worth it. Grab your order from Maison Antoine and head to one of the nearest bistros to enjoy with a nice cold brew and watch as the world passes you by.
This popular sandwich shop occupies a busy spot on Rue Dejoncker. Thérèse et Dominique offers a great range of freshly-made, hearty sandwiches that make for a great meal no matter what time of the day it is. The seriously stacked sandwiches employ the freshest, locally produced ingredients that render a sublime taste to the food. The prices are just right, the portions are generous and the service is quick; there isn't much to complain about this place.
If you love nothing more than some expertly prepared fish and chips, then Bia Mara is the place for you. The menu here features over fifty styles of fish and chips using different varieties like haddock and seabass. The fish can be spiced with different flavors including lemon and fennel, Cajun spices, and Jamaican Jerk spices. All dishes come with seaweed salted chips. The fish here is always super fresh, and the restaurant is committed to sustainability, with them using recycled oil and reusable and biodegradable products to serve their food.
Many of the poor folk living here the Marolles, Brussels' popular working-class neighborhood of old, couldn't heat water in their houses so this shop sold warm water, hence the name. Nowadays it is a charming eetcafé (eat-café), a great place for a cup of coffee, solid breakfast and weekend brunch. Nosh on freshly baked croissants, muesli, yogurt, and eggs, all served in heaping portions before setting out to discover the neighborhood flea markets.
If you're asking around Brussels for where to have the best breakfast, you will at some point inevitably be directed to La Clef d'Or. They open very early in the morning, so if your jet-lag has you up with the sun, you can definitely head to this restaurant in Les Marolles. Right in the Place du Jeu de Balle, visitors to La Clef d'Or can take advantage of the busy market that takes place in the mornings, then head over for a brunch filled with dishes like croque madames, steak tartare and omelette, of course accompanied by coffee or Belgian beer.
In a city where the local cuisine is heavy on butter, sauces and sugar, Meme Cafe is a welcome oasis. Meme Cafe serves up fresh and healthy organic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food. Herbivores and omnivores alike can enjoy the delicious dishes like sandwiches, frittatas, wraps, soups and more. They also have amazing healthy baked goods like the sugar-free muffins, vegan cookies and gluten-free cakes.
This small eatery is a hit among the locals. A popular breakfast and lunch spot, The Break Time serves delicious sandwiches and cold as well as hot platters. They make their own bread daily and only use natural ingredients. Their portions are generous and very affordable. Savor their sandwiches like the Matador, Super Chicken and Le Croquant. Other dishes includes the like of Croque Monsieur, Lasagne and Moussaka. They also deliver and cater.
Traditional French-Belgian cuisine at appropriate prices can be savoured here with more local inhabitants than EU representatives.
Standby is a popular place for sandwiches or a quick bite. Its vibrant ambiance is highlighted by graffiti, photos and paintings. Their innovative cuisine is inspired by various cooking styles which is reflected in their small plates, sandwiches and salads. Complement your meal with a cocktail or two.
Located near to Paleis voor Schone Kunsten (Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels), Musical Instruments Museum and Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park), this sandwich stop is a nice pit-stop. Ciabatta Mania has a trendy look to it that is appealing. They bake their bread fresh daily and make delicious sandwiches with generous fillings. Their menu also includes soups, salads, fruit juices, tea and coffee. Their prices are cheap, so please bring cash along as credit cards are not accepted.