Where to Get the Best Belgian Chocolate in Brussels

Chocolate is all about the senses
Chocolate is all about the senses | © Frederic Blondeel
Hanna Clarys

When you find yourself in a city that has more chocolate factories than any other on earth, any chocolate aficionado visiting Brussels can quickly achieve a state of blissful nirvana. But choose carefully. The temptation of the creamy chocolate fountains in the city centre candy stores are to be avoided – instead, follow our enlightened guide to the best chocolate in Brussels.

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Maison Pierre Marcolini

Dessert Shop, Dessert

Maison Pierre Marcolini
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Arguably the greatest chocolatier of them all is Pierre Marcolini. Nothing less than a legend in Belgium, this master chocolatier is the only one who selects the unprocessed cocoa beans personally and roasts them himself. From the Ivory Coast to Cuba, in Marcolini’s boutique at Sablon, you can find beautiful chocolate originating from all around the world, with intense dark flavours, all wrapped artistically like jewels.

Passion Chocolat

Dessert Shop, Dessert

Pink Truffle Chocolates
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Chocolate is all about the senses. It should shine like satin, its aroma should fill the air and each taste should bring the taster deep pleasure. The core of Passion Chocolat, founded by Massimo Ori, is the passion for the artisan way of making chocolate. No preservatives, extracts or concentrates are to be found here – everything is pure and perfectly balanced. The 85 percent dark chocolate explodes in the mouth without any bitter taste, and the biscuit pralines, composed of a secret mix of nuts and caramel, leave an unforgettable impression. At Passion Chocolat, chocolate is adventure.

Galler Chocolatier

Dessert Shop, Dessert

Belgium, West Flanders, Bruges, shop for chocolate Chocolatier Galler
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A baker’s son who opened his first chocolate store when he was 21, Jean Galler is now known for his stunning combination of flavours. White chocolate with marzipan and pistachio, raspberry truffles and pralines stuffed with almond-paste and orange – Galler is nothing less than a chocolate-making genius. The chocolate store also stocks a beautiful range of gift boxes, and sells delicious macarons.

Frederic Blondeel

Dessert Shop, Dessert

Chocolates at Frederic Blondeel chocolatier shop, Brussels, Belgium. January 2018 | usage worldwide
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The Frederic Blondeel Chocolate Factory and Shop is probably the cosiest to spend an afternoon drinking the most delicious hot chocolate ever. The interior is modern yet warm, and has a pleasant atmosphere. Visitors can find passionfruit pralines and chocolate truffles filled with an unusual stuffing of blackcurrant cloves here, as well as the very popular Frederic Blondeel treat, artisanal ice cream.
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