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Where is the best place to buy chocolate? (Local one)

By Local June 14, 2017
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Where is the best place to buy chocolate? (Local one)

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Laurent gerbaud, wittamer, passion chocolat or Marcolini but please NO leonidas, Godiva, Neuhaus it’s bullshit
Traveller January 28, 2020
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Neuhaus is one of the finest brands of chocolate in the world. Still in belgian hands and being made in Belgium. Chocolate production is subject to food legislation so pls don't let yourself be fooled by a moron saying they are using raw milk or anything... it is simply illegal to do so...
Peter Local February 3, 2020
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No self respecting Belgian would EVER bring Godiva or Leonidas to another Belgian person's house ... let's get THAT out of the way ... the best chocolatier's are small and pretty guarded secrets so no tourists go to mob the store.. and they are NOT is Brussels or Antwerp ... but ... in Leuven or smaller cities where they can make chocolate under the radar with (oh my... unpasteurised and un-homogenised milk. Trust me .. it makes a difference that you can take and not forget !! ) Having said that ... you are allowed to go to Pierre Marcolini ( of course ... that's just a well marketed and well packaged, still, high quality chocolate, .... but .... ) Frederic Blondel is great ( small family business) accessible and my favourite is Laurent Gerbeaud !!! ... you can thank me later !
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Traveller December 18, 2019
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Hey! For me it's defenitely Neuhaus. There are several shops in the City. Dont forget Dandoy for the biscuits ;-) enjoy!
O
Local June 17, 2017
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Hi! I find it depends on who you want to buy them for and how much you want to spend. For some fancy chocolates and the best in my opinion, you have Pierre Marcolini. Mary is also a good and more classic option, apparently those are the ones the royal family eat! Neuhaus and Leonidas are still good and are cheaper options, I usually take these when I need to gift a bigger box of chocolates.
Local June 15, 2017
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Without a doubt: Pierre Marcolini! (Zavelplein)
Local June 15, 2017
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It all depends on how much money you want to spend (but in my opinion chocolate is worth every penny 😀)
"Cheap" : Leonidas and Godiva (Not my faves but they are not disgusting by any means)
Normal priced : The Chocolate Line (very original and authentic, lots of different flavours)
Expensive : Neuhaus (original belgian chocolate brand)
Very expensive : Pierre Marcolini (belgian chef, he sells a lot of different pralines, macarons and pastries) and Patrick Roger (french chef)
If you need to try only one I would eiter say Neuhaus because it's the most belgian choclate place you can find or the Chocolat Line because of it variety. If you have the time go to Pierre Marcolini as well his pastries are to die for.
Enjoy xx
P
Local June 15, 2017
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It all depends on how much money you want to spend (but in my opinion chocolate is worth every penny 😀)
"Cheap" : Leonidas and Godiva (Not my faves but they are not disgusting by any means)
Normal priced : The Chocolate Line (very original and authentic, lots of different flavours)
Expensive : Neuhaus (original belgian chocolate brand)
Very expensive : Pierre Marcolini (belgian chef, he sells a lot of different pralines, macarons and pastries) and Patrick Roger (french chef)
If you need to try only one I would eiter say Neuhaus because it's the most belgian choclate place you can find or the Chocolat Line because of it variety. If you have the time go to Pierre Marcolini as well his pastries are to die for.
Enjoy xx
P
Local June 15, 2017
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Brussels is the city of chocolaty wonders!! You have the infamous Godiva, the traditional Neuhaus, the classy Marcollini & the less expensive Leonidas as the major chocolate chain brands filling Brussels' streets wherever u go. Godiva & Neuhaus even have their own outlet stores that you can check on their websites. There are a dozen other less known brands like Galler, who make pretty decent chocolate. Just hit the city center's "grand place" when you arrive & you will be dazzled by the variety of chocolate makers.
Traveller June 15, 2017
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