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Dandoy cookies!!! - Brussels

Dandoy cookies!!!

Dandoy: Pain grècque, speculoos... yummmmiieee! Speculoos Review

Not so far from the Grote Markt and on the route towards Manneke Pis, you will walk pass the shop with many different cookes.
The name of the shop is Dandoy and you just have to go inside to see how many different cookies they have!
If it is open and there is not too much people inside, I usually hop in and by myself those tiny almond speculoos cookies.
They are so yummie tasteful!


What to buy: All kinds of cookes! so many choices.

Address: Boterstraat 31 Rue au Beurre - 1000 Bruxelles

Phone: +32 (0)2 . 511.03.26

Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 27, 2006
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Thai supermaket in Brussels - Brussels

Thai supermaket in Brussels

Thai Supermarket: China town in Brussels

Between the Rue de la Vierge noire and the Anspachlaan you have a small street called Rue St Catherine. This street is the Chinatown of Brussels I think.
You may not only find Chinese shops and restaurants here, there is also space for other Asian shops. The Thai Supermarket is here at number 7.


What to buy: You can buy anything that you expect to find in a supermarket; from food to household stuff.

What to pay: These kind of supermarkets are usually low priced

Address: 7 Rue St. Catherine, 1000 Brussels

Directions: Between Zwarte Lievevrouwstraat and Boulevard Anspach

Other Contact: fax.: +32/(0)2-. 502.74.24

Phone: +32(0)2-502.40.32

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2006
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exotic shopping in Brussels - Brussels

exotic shopping in Brussels

Meditarenian and North African food: Tropical and exotic Food & Beer Stores Review

If you walk the off the beaten path tour and you dare to leave the city centre behind you, you might find more exotic places in Brussels then you expected to.
When during Summertime Norali took me to Bruxelles-les-bains festival, we had to walk from the Fishmarket, over the Place Saint Catherine to the Quais of the canal.
Here we spotted many foreign storage houses and shops.
We stopped to buy some fruit for lunch.
The koreander and minth smell were so seducive and the big baskets with olives just were begging "take us with you" but we could not carry such big amount.

On this picture you can see a man watering his koreander so it would keep fresh despite the warm Summer temperature.

Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 23, 2004
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Chinese pharmacist in Brussels - Brussels

Chinese pharmacist in Brussels

"Centre medical chinois Big Song": China town in Brussels

At the Rue St Catherine there is a new “shop” opened from 2004 on.
Well I don’t know if you can say it is a shop?
It is a pharmacist but you also can go there to have massage, or anything else that has something to do with Asian medical treatments.
It had a painted sign on the front reading:
“Colloque medical chinoise de la Belgique”
“Universite medicale chinoise de la Belgique”
“Centre Wu-Shu chinoise de la Belgique”

The windows were covered with articles (in Chinese) and anatomical drawings and sketches of body and body parts (feet).

As my Chinese is at level Zero I could not find out what there was written.
So I think I maybe should classify this shop as “healthy shop”?


What to buy: Health related things, spices, treathment, education, alternative medical care.

Address: Rue St Catherine

Directions: Between Place Sainte Catherine and Anspachlaan

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2004
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Chocolat store at "Sinterklaas" time :) - Brussels

Chocolat store at "Sinterklaas" time :)

Chocolates: When chocolate starts to get shapes. Chocolates Review

When chocolate starts to get shapes of little figures.

Eastern and Saint Nicolas are those moments when you can buy chocolate in all kinds of shapes and figures. The windows of the shops are packed and decorated. The decoration can even be made out of chocolate!
They all whisper from behind the glass “Come inside and buy me. Eat me!”.
Ah sometimes they are so beautiful it is hard to put your teeth in it!

On this picture it is the occasion of Saint Nicolas, a Saint that is told to like kids and bring them presents.


What to buy: Chocolates of course!

Theme: Gifts

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 2, 2004
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Metro station vendor - Brussels

Metro station vendor

A vendor at the metro hall: A weird place for a shop?

Maybe a weird place to find a “shop” but in the loooooooong hall of the metro at central station this vendor is selling his stuff every day. Well at least each time I passed there.
It sure brings more “life” into the gray/yellowish long tunnel.
I often wonder if he does sell anything? It seems like people mostly just walk by.
Nevertheless it is colourful and nice to have him here!


What to buy: I think you only can buy the exposed cloths, I think you can use them as decoration or plaid? maybe as curtain or sjawl?

What to pay: I go check next time `-)

Address: Metro hall Central Station

Directions: Follow the sign from within the Central Station building towards the metro.

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 2, 2004
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Market at Place Jourdan - Brussels

Market at Place Jourdan

Place Jourdan/Jourdanplein: What about bying some food at the market?

Near Parc Leopold/Leopold Park you have Place Jourdan.
In the morning of the 30th November 2003 we passed it on our way to the Parc du Cinquantenaire not far away from here.
Of course we could not resists the scents of the olives, the cheese, and the food mmmmmmmmmmm!
So if you are hungry you still can get yourself an appetizer here, or just shop for food to take with you at home.


What to buy: I should buy food.

What to pay: Markets are usual places where you can buy at cheap prices

Address: Place Jourdan/Jourdanplein

Directions: Near Parc Leopold

Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 2, 2004
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TinTin - Kuifke - Brussels

TinTin - Kuifke

TinTin shop: Items for cartoon (strips) lovers

This shop in the Spoormakersstraat has anything to offer that is related to the albums of Tin Tin.
If you don't want to buy anything, then still window shopping can be amusing :)


What to buy: All items related to the albums of Tin Tin

Address: Spoormakersstraat / rue des Eperonniers Brussel

Directions: At 5 minutes from Grote Markt

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 1, 2004
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Antique shop at the Rue Haute Brussels - Brussels

Antique shop at the Rue Haute Brussels

Antiques and other stuff: Easy going shopping at the Hoogstraat Antiques & Flea Markets Review

The Hoogstraat (Rue Haute) in the Marollen area (downtown) is a small but very popular street where you can find shops of different kinds of interests, going from antiques to small house hold equipment to grocery...
This is the real Brussels!

Theme: Antiques

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 31, 2004
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Neuhaus chocolats - Brussels

Neuhaus chocolats

Chocolates: Neuhaus at the Royal Gallerie Chocolates Review

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Theme: Food and Drink

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  • Written Oct 29, 2004
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