Not only a fish shop, La Mer du Nord – Noordzee – is a true Belgian institution in Brussels for anyone who wants to enjoy seafood at reasonable prices. Looking for a place to have a glass of wine and eat some fresh fish? This is the one for you. The concept is simple: order at the counter, give your name, grab a table across the street and enjoy your meal. Make sure to give the Belgian shrimp croquettes a try.
Forget about other sushi chains, Makisu gives you the opportunity to create your own maki with fresh products. After having chosen your style of maki, pick a protein, like fish (salmon, tuna) or chicken, then add some veggies and top it off with your choice of sauce. If you aren’t feeling particularly creative, simply pick some of the already-prepared maki sold by the eight piece pack. For only 2.50 Euros, feel free to add to your menu a miso soup or some fresh edamame. With more than 30 ingredients, maki combinations are infinite at Makisu.
Makisu, Rue de Flandre, 6, Brussels, Belgium, +32 02 513 81 31
Not far from the canal, Chicago Café is another reason to come hang out in Saint-Catherine. This hip canteen with its vintage and industrial look proposes different types of meals from the morning to the end of the day, like breakfast, burgers, quesadillas, pasta or the daily special. You can also opt for the Sunday brunch in a friendly atmosphere. There’s a kid’s corner if you come with your family.
Chicago Café, Rue de Flandre, 45, Brussels, Belgium, +32 02 502 18 41