Eating Around Antwerp, Belgium

The people of Antwerp revel in their food and drink with good reason, not least their exquisite chocolates (one of the best shops is Günter Watte on Steenhouwersvest) Belgian waffles and hearty Flemish fare like waterzooi and carbonnade stews. At lunch people nosh on a smos sandwich, whose name means a “mess,” the expected outcome of eating multilayers of bread and garnishes.

Everywhere there are “bruine (brown) cafés,” whose name may refer to the brownish color they acquire after decades or centuries in existence. One of the most famous is Den Engel at Grote Market, dating to the 15th century. Café Kulminator lists more than 700 beers in inventory. And if you’re a gin drinker, pace yourself at De Vagant, which stocks 300 kinds. Read More via Forbes.

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