A Taste Of The Decadent Life: Top 10 Food Tours In Brussels, Belgium - Updated 2024

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Melanie
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Belgium is known as one of Europe’s food capitals, and with good reason. It offers a variety of food, ranging from fine dining experiences to street food to desserts. In fact, it is even the country of origin of French fries, despite its name, although this is known as frites in the country. Take your palate on a tour and try out the best of what its capital, Brussels, offers to visitors.

1. Brussels: Express Walking Tour with Food Tastings (from USD 96.52)

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This walking tour is a gastronomic experience that allows you to savor some of the best-known flavors offered by Brussels. Aside from its well-known offerings such as mussels, frites, waffles, beer, and chocolates, you also get to sample other dishes from the city, such as the beef stew and waterzooi.

Your stomach will not only be the one feasting during this tour. Your mind and your eyes will as well, as the activity is inclusive of sightseeing of the known landmarks of the city, with the guide providing more information about the history of each attraction. The tour runs for 3.5 hours. Guides can speak English and French.

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Brussels: Walking Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

Duration: 4.0 hour

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2. Brussels Food and Beer Walking Tour with Mussels and Chocolate (from USD 98.0)

This tour essentially puts together the various types of food and drink that Brussels is known for. During the three-hour activity, guests will be able to explore a variety of cafés, taverns, and restaurants so they can try out the city’s cuisine, including its mussels, chocolates, beer, and waffles. However, food is not the only thing they will be able to taste here. They will also be able to learn more about the city, as the guide will also bring them around the Grand Place and the Manneken Pis statue.

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Brussels Food and Beer Walking Tour with Mussels and Chocolate

Duration: 4 hours

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3. Brussels Night Walking Tour: Gourmet Belgian Food (from USD 92.53)

Don’t worry about not being able to explore the city of Brussels if you’re busy during the daytime. This activity allows you to explore popular attractions within Brussels, as well as known food establishments, at night. You will get the chance to try out some of the dishes that the city is known for, from its shrimps and mussels, to its beer and waffles.

You will also be able to find out more information about the rich history of Brussels, from the food to the town itself. The tour runs for approximately three hours. A maximum of 20 people can be accommodated per group.

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Brussels Culinary Evening tour

4. Beer and Chocolate Tour (from USD 99.0)

If your palate wants to focus on beer and chocolate, there’s also a tour that will satisfy this. The first part of the tour will involve visits to different chocolate shops, where you will try a variety of samples, ranging from traditional flavors to more unique offerings, including those that contain tea, saffron, and chili. The second half of the tour will then see visits to pubs and taverns around the Grand Place, where you can taste different varieties of beer unique to Belgium, paired with some local cheese and cured meat.

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Hungry Mary's Famous Beer and Chocolate Tour in Brussels

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

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Brussels Tour Guide

Asefeh Ghadiri

Asefeh Ghadiri

Hello there! I'm Asefeh, a local host in Brussels. I absolutely love this city - it's the second international city in the world and the capital of Europe! It's a melting pot of different cultures and languages, making it special. I especially enjoy walking in the historical parts of it and discovering new places. I'm always excited to meet new people and show them around. I have been living with an architect (my partner) for over 10 years, so I know the most important buildings in the city. And, of course, I know the best places to eat the most delicious and unique foods Brussels offers! Hope to see you here, soon!

5. Belgian Food and French Wine-Tasting Tour in Brussels (from 152.32 USD)

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If you want something a little more sophisticated than beer, then this might be the tour for you. This four-hour-long activity is a six-phase activity where you will not just be able to try the different vintages, but also discover which types of food go best with which wines. Throughout the course of the meal, the guide provides more information about the history of European winemaking. Cap the day with three different types of chocolate.

Belgian Food and French Wine-Tasting Tour in Brussels

Price: from 152.32 USD

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6. Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop (from USD 76.0)

Belgium is arguably most known for its chocolates. In this tour, you will not only be able to find out why this is so, you will also be able to get first-hand knowledge on why this is the case, from sampling sweet delicacies such as pralines and truffles to actually learning how to make your own, with the guidance of a chocolate expert. The tour runs for approximately four hours.

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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour with Workshop, Tastings

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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7. Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour (from USD 43.0)

If you are content with trying out some of the best chocolates that Brussels can offer, this might be the tour for you. This activity will see you visiting six chocolatiers within the city. In each stop, you can try out some of the creations of the chocolate makers, with the guide providing more information about each sample, as well as the story of each store.

The tour runs for approximately 2.5 hours. Guests can avail of discounts from each store should they wish to take home the variants they liked.

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Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour

Duration: 2 hours

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8. Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour (from USD 74.83)

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This is the perfect experience for those who want to learn how to prepare their own chocolate creations. This four-hour tour is inclusive of a 45-minute long workshop where you can learn more about how to prepare authentic Belgian pralines. Also included in the tour is chocolate tastings from exclusive chocolate stores in Brussels, including the oldest in the city.

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Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 3.5 hour

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9. Choco-Story Brussels Museum Entrance (from USD 15.18)

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Make sure to not miss out on this if your love for chocolate is such that you want to find out more about its history, as well as how cocoa beans are transformed into sweet delicacies. Aside from information about chocolate, you can also observe a demonstration of how pralines are made by a master chocolatier. You can also try some of the sweet creations in Choco-Story during your visit.

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Choco-Story Brussels: Chocolate Museum Entrance with Tasting

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10. Brussels Culinary Evening Tour (from USD 101.0)

This is another evening tour for those who have a packed schedule during the day. Aside from exploring the attractions of Brussels, tourists can also explore some of the best of Belgian cuisine for their dinner. The tour can accommodate a maximum of 15 people at a time.

Brussels Culinary Evening Tour

Price: from 97.35 USD

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Brussels Culinary Evening Tour

Duration: 3 hours

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Brussels: A foodie’s playground

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A trip to Brussels is worth it for foodies, given the wide variety of specialties offered in the country. Indulge your tastebuds by visiting this city and enjoying its gastronomic offerings.

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