Amid the moules frite, croquettes au crevettes, magret de canard, and fantastic beer, Brussels is full of many charming chocolate shops. One of my favorite parts about visiting a shop is the complimentary bon bon almost always offered.
Sometimes it comes while you're browsing; sometimes, it's not until after you make your purchases. They'll ask, "degustation?" and your answer should be an enthusiastic, "oui, merci!"
With so much chocolate on hand in Brussels, I always look out for interesting combinations with nuts. Here are nine that caught my eye »
Since many of the shops lack large flashy signs, I've included some glimpses of their beautiful but often understated exteriors to help you find them when chocolate hunting in Brussels.
Map: 9 Nutty Sweets in Brussels
About the author: Lee Zalben was a PB&J-loving kid that grew up to be the founder and president of Peanut Butter & Co., which began as a Greenwich Village sandwich shop serving nothing but peanut butter sandwiches and expanded to include the now-famous line of all natural flavored peanut butter. Lee is a graduate of Vassar College and enjoys traveling the world in search of interesting foods made with peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds. When he's not working, eating, flying or writing, he enjoys scuba diving and training elephants.