BEST CHEAP EATS IN BRUSSELS

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While Brussels is much more affordable than other European cities, eating out can prove to be quite expensive overall. That’s why I thought it would be a great idea to gather my favourite spots that are not only delicious but also wallet-friendly. From Belgium’s national street food to more exotic tastes, here’s where to fill up for less in the EU capital!

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 IL SAPORE DELLA DOLCE VITA

Have you ever tried an Italian piadina? It’s a thin flatbread similar to pitta bread from the Romagna region filled with sweet or savoury ingredients. Spot the mini yellow truck at the Chatelain market and treat yourself to these delicious and filling Italian specialties that will set you back only around 7€. On a warm day, make sure to pass by Nanouk for an ice pop too. > Read the full review here <

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 PASTELARIA GARCIA

This little Portuguese cafe serves delicious pasteis de nata but also light snacks with a local flare, such as bifanas (pork steak sandwiches), bolinhos de bacalhau (deep fried codfish cakes) and fish emapanadas. A cheap but yummy spot great for brunch or a light lunch> Read the full review here <

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 KEEP ON TOASTING

Keep on Toasting was one of the first food trucks roaming the streets of Brussels. Here you can find bio beverages and gourmet croques-monsieur made with organic spelt bread and high quality ingredients. A gourmet croque will make your tummy happy and cost you no more than 5€. > Read the full review here <

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 L’EPICERIE

A hidden gem known to those who skip the crowds on Avenue Louise and wander around the much calmer side streets, L’Epicerie serves homemade sandwiches and Thai dishes made by its welcoming owner. A cheap, calm and delicious spot which is only open for lunch. > Read the full review here <

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 FRIT FLAGEY

Fritkots are one of the cheapest and most typical Belgian spots in Brussels. My favourite place is Frit Flagey, where you can get a cone of crispy fries for a few euros and enjoy a happy meal either at one of the nearby cafes or at the beautiful Etangs d’Ixelles on a sunny day. > Read the full review here <

Have you tried any of these places? What are your favorite foodie spots that don’t break the bank in Brussels?

Sandy (@smarksthespots)

  • Tyler

    This was the BEST thing you could have posted right now!

  • Bart Van de Walle

    Both Nanouk and Sapore della Dolce Vita are also on the Thursday afternoon market on Parvis de St-Gilles, where you can find a very friendly Breton crêperie, too, and other great stuff. On Châtelain, don’t forget to pass by at Archy’s Sun, a small stall with great fajitas, empanadas with quinoa, and other things.

    • Noted! I have never tried Archy’s Sun but now it’s on my to-do list 🙂 Thanks for the tip!