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When most people think about Belgium, waffles are almost always on their mind. And in Belgium there are lots of opportunities to have waffles. We couldn’t resist. We had a lot of waffles.

Belgium is also famous for their chocolate, and while we talked a lot about trying some great Belgian chocolate, we never came around to it. Well, we’ll save that for next time!

We were only in Belgium briefly, but here’s a selection of what we ate (that were worth photographing). Writing this post really made me hungry for one of those delicious waffles… Enjoy!

ITALIAN PIZZAS IN ESSEN

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When we crossed the Belgian border and arrived in Essen, we were really hungry. It was Sunday, everything was closed and we couldn’t find anywhere to eat.

Suddenly, our noses picked up on most delicious smell: pizza! Real, italian pizza. As we came closer, we heard the tunes of ‘O Sole Mio. When we finally found the restaurant, the happiest Italian man met us in the door.

We sat down, ordered a large San Pellegrino and two pizzas. The guy only spoke Italian and the pizzas were as good as in Italy. What a pearl we’d found! Yummy.

LIÈGE WAFFLES IN ANTWERPEN

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There were endless stands with waffles in Antwerpen and we couldn’t just walk by without trying one. When we found a place that had delicious looking and cheap waffles we couldn’t resist.

Liège waffles are pretty caramelized on the outside, very sweet and delicious to bite into. I had mine plain while Jonas went for the chocolate coated waffle. We both had ice cream on top and it was sooo delicious!

BRUSSELS WAFFLES IN … BRUSSELS

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We walked by a charming café in Brussels who used the dirty trick of showing how delicious their waffles were. They had made lots of different waffles and put them in the window, right where everyone walked by.

With delicious waffles like this do I have to say that the café was full?

When somebody left their table we rushed over to take it. We ordered two Brussels waffles (which are more soft and not so caramelized as the liège waffel – and also bigger, win!) with whipped cream and strawberries.

They weren’t greedy with neither cream nor strawberries and we where overwhelmed! They were sooo good.

BACON AND CHEESE WAFFLE IN BRUSSELS

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Around lunch time in Brussels, we walked by something called The Waffle Factory who had these delicious looking lunch waffles with different kinds of fillings.

We had just enjoyed a yummy Brussels waffle each as you can see above, but we couldn’t resist trying a lunch waffle. We decided to share their Compagnarde waffle consisting of bacon, mozerella, tomato and basil – all inside a waffle!

It tasted somewhat like a toast, but we really loved the idea of putting meat and cheese in a waffle! It was delicious.

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Have you ever been to Belgium and tried out their waffles?

8 Comments on Eating Belgium: Waffles, Waffles, And More Waffles

  1. Laura // Afterglobe
    September 5, 2013 at 10:25 am (4 years ago)

    Jeg kunne dufte pizzaerne på den anden side af skærmen. Og smage vaflerne! Faktisk fik vi vafler i tirsdags på min fødselsdag – de er altså fantastiske, de vafler (selvom Belgien sikkert laver dem bedre!).

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    • Celia Schow
      September 5, 2013 at 10:55 am (4 years ago)

      Uh, ja, jeg blev virkelig også sulten af at lave indlægget, haha! Mmm, det var gode pizzaer! Og fantastiske vafler! Forsinket tillykke med fødselsdagen. :) De laver dem godt i Belgien, ja, det kan jeg anbefale :D

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  2. Baysen
    September 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Jeg boede i Belgien i et lille års tid, og nåede ligefrem at få for meget af vafler! For belgierne er det jo en hverdagssnack. Og så boede jeg lige udenfor Liege – jeg er ikke fan af Liege-vafler, som jeg synes er tunge, klistrede og klamme. Til gengæld elsker jeg Bruxelles-vafler – både med og uden tilbehør ;-)
    Tusind tak for jeres Belgien-indlæg, tror Belgien (særligt Bruxelles) og jeg trænger til en reunion! Savner det dejlige og alt for oversete land!

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    • Celia Schow
      September 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm (4 years ago)

      For meget?? Af vafler? Whaaat. ;) Jeg ved sgu ikke, hvilken jeg var mest til. Jeg kan godt følge dig i, at Liege vafler bliver for meget i længden. ;) De er ret tunge. Men det var nu en ok frokost. :P
      Jaaa – go back! Belgien var et dejligt land. Vi skal helt sikkert tilbage en anden gang, gerne med mere tid. :)

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    • Celia Schow
      September 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm (4 years ago)

      Tusind tak, Julie! Ja, den var også bedst – men også klart dyrest! Og så lå den godt nok tungt i maven med al den flødeskum… haha! :)

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  3. Jan
    September 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Them bacon waffles at the Brussels Waffle Factory were pretty good – tnx for the tip!

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    • Celia Schow
      September 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm (4 years ago)

      Yesss, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s such a delicious lunch! :)

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