This friterie has a name that could just as well be applied to the whole of the country: Fritland (or ‘land of fries’). The venue in the shadow of the Bourse is full of Belgian pride too, with tricolor flags decorating the windows and a logo on which Manneken Pis is holding the traditional paper cone, again in black, yellow, and red. Fritland has earned a reputation for serving one of the best mitraillettes in town ever since 1987 – they add baked onions and sometimes even tiny chili peppers for a little extra oomph. The popular friterie stays open late, until 1 a.m., during weekdays.
Fritland, Rue Henri Maus 49, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 514 06 27