Tasty Treat: Belgium Waffles Wonderful!

Tasty Treat: Belgium Waffles Wonderful!

In May 2013 we traveled to Brussels, Belgium – besides the amazing scenery one of the yummy things in Brussels are the Waffles.  On every street corner as you walk there is someone selling Belgium Waffles.  There is no need to go to an expensive restaurant to try waffles, some of the best waffles are served by street vendors and sell for as low as $3.00.

They are hard to resist and you get to choose your favorite toppings to go on top of them.  I decided to have the banana and Nutella topping.  How could I got wrong, it was yummy.

How cool is it, Waffles in Brussels are a casual snack and hard to resist, when they are everywhere you walk.  While you walking in the streets you see people carrying their waffles and eating them.

The Brussels waffle is different from the North American waffle it is based on a batter raised with yeast — as opposed to most North American waffle or pancake batters, which are raised with baking powder.

One of my favorite Waffle stands was right next to the Manneken Pis in Brussels.  Now if you don’t know what the Manneken Pis is, it is a famous statue on the corner of Rue de l’Etuve and Rue des Grands Carmes in Brussels which was made in 1619 by Brussels sculptor, Hieronimus Duquesnoy.

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The problem is although many people flock to see the statue it is not the original, it is a copy that was made in 1965.  Because the statue has been stolen many times they keep the original at the Maison du Roi/Broodhuis on the Grand Place.

So if you are traveling to Brussels visit the Manneken Pis and grab a scrumptious waffle!

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15 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Annemarie June 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    WOW, that looks yummy – who does not love Nutella? :-)

  2. Allie June 12, 2013 at 1:36 am - Reply

    These look delicious

  3. Pamela June 12, 2013 at 5:32 am - Reply

    These look like the nicest treat ever!

  4. Chris June 12, 2013 at 6:37 am - Reply

    I can just feel the calories just by looking it, but think it would be oh so worth it!

  5. MakeHerUp June 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Oh man those looks amazing! I would like to start at one waffle shop and then just waddle to the rest until I have tried them all.

  6. MakeHerUp June 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Yum those look amazing! I would love to start at one shop then waddle my way around town until I had tried them all!

  7. DD June 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    That would be something I would eat in the morning so that I wouldn’t feel so guilty.

  8. BusyBee June 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Ah man, now I have to go and make these for dinner :-)

  9. maurice June 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    omg those thick belgium waffles – i always have them when i’m over in belgium… so freakin delicious with a lot of sugar. yummm.

  10. cathy June 15, 2013 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Now I am craving waffles!!

  11. jody June 16, 2013 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Belgian waffles are nice inexpensive treat!

  12. Dawn June 18, 2013 at 8:10 am - Reply

    This look crazy delicious!

  13. Ali June 22, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    OMG- I need one of those ASAP!!!

  14. Peter Graeme July 17, 2013 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Talk about getting hungry! They really look amazing ;)

  15. MK February 16, 2014 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Oh I love some waffle action, you can put so many different toppings on, my personal favorite is ice cream!

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