Whether you love oysters or consider them a slippery, overpriced mess, they remain a North Sea delicacy your taste buds must try at least once. From established seafood restaurants to outdoor kiosks and trendy markets, these Belgian oyster hotspots serve this gourmet shellfish at their best.
One of the best places for oysters in Belgium besides the seaside is Ghent. An artists’ hub well on its way to becoming Belgium’s premier foodie city as well, oysters are everywhere and the annual oyster market organized since 2008 by Brasserie Pakhuis no doubt has something to do with their soaring popularity. Their airy and beautifully renovated industrial warehouse plays host to rows of booths where you can sample a wide variety of oysters with a glass of champagne on the side. Ringing in the start of oyster season, ‘Oyster Sunday’ is the ideal stop for lunch with friends or to select the tastiest of the shellfish to try your hand preparing them at home. The next edition is set for Sunday, October 23rd from 11am to 3pm.
Oyster Sunday, Schuurkenstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium +32 9 223 55 55