Rue des Bouchers - vibrant food street of Brussels

 Crossing the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert complex, where Galerie de la Reine and Galerie du Roi meet is the Rue des Bouchers, a medieval street in the historic center of Brussels.

Rue des Bouchers is a food street with over a hundred restaurants here, it is sometimes referred to as the "belly of Brussels". In the past it was once called Butcher's Street. As the name suggests, the Rue des Bouchers was a butchery street in the Middle Ages. There were a lot of butcher and sausage makers working on the streets and due to poor sanitation during that time, the Rue des Bouchers was also one of the dirtiest streets in the city.

 

The busiest street of the Belgian capital - Rue des Bouchers food street in BrusselsThe busiest street of the Belgian capital

 

Rue des Bouchers food street in Brussels

Rue des Bouchers Food Street is a colorful pedestrian street, filled with colorful napkin-covered restaurant tables, menu boards, ice seafood stalls decorated with lots of fresh yellow lemons, as well as food suppliers. In the evening, the colors become more vibrant, with neon lights adding to the ambience. You will find dishes from almost every country here and if you suddenly fall in love with Hungarian bread or Spanish paella or Argentinian steak, you won't have any trouble finding your choice choose your own food here.

However, Brussels's famous food street does not have a good reputation as a food court and you will see a lot of warnings about the area as a 'tourist trap'. As you head down the cobblestone alley, the overall standard of food here isn't arguably great, unless you head to more prestigious or upscale places like Aux Armes de Bruxelles. However, coming here is still an enjoyable travel experience in Brussels .

 

A beautifully decorated vegetable and fruit stand in the Rue des Bouchers Food Street in BrusselsThe fruit and vegetable stand is beautifully decorated

 

This is the most cosmopolitan street in a city with a strong cosmopolitan atmosphere as it attracts the largest number of visitors. This is one of the pedestrian zones in "Ilot Sacré" and attracts tourists both for its unique atmosphere and the never-ending bustle (especially in the evening). Rue des Bouchers is well worth a visit as its ambiance is warm and friendly, and the street also bears a lot of its past, also worth noting.

 

Rue des Bouchers Food Street in Brussels, with tables sitting on both sidesThe street is narrow with tables sitting on either side

 

This food street has all the typical dishes of Belgium and Europe - Rue des Bouchers food street in BrusselsThis food street has all the typical Belgian and European dishes


Famous St-Hubert galleries including Galerie du Roi, Galerie de la Reine and Galerie des Princes dividing the Rue des Bouchers food street into two parts. In addition to being a true culinary corridor, with an abundance of restaurants, you can also explore the beautiful galleries and structures nearby. This quaint area of ​​Brussels is filled with eateries and architecture. You just need to walk around and you will surely have many pleasant surprises. Towards the end of the street, opposite 58, there is an arched walkway leading to a small plaza decorated with an interesting fountain. In summer you can experience the tranquility and freshness of the place (on weekdays, the square is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm. It can also come from 52 rue de la Montagne). Further down the street, at the end of Impasse de la Fidélité, the little fountain called "Jeanneke Pis" is reminiscent of the famous statue Manneken Pis ..

 

A restaurant in the Brussels food street - Rue des Bouchers food street in BrusselsA restaurant in the Brussels food street

 

Rue des Bouchers food street in Brussels is always crowded, especially on weekendsThe street is always crowded especially on weekends

 

Belgian cuisine has French, German and Scandinavian influences, but its most indigenous dishes are waterzooi, a stew usually made from chicken or seafood, ice cream and eggs; Boterhammen, bread slices spread with a variety of toppings and eaten with cutlery; and a hearty stew of beef called carbonnade. Such food is the kind found on thecramped, bustlingRue des Bouchers food street, where it is crowded with tourists.

 

The bustling crowds are part of the culture of the Rue des Bouchers Food Street in BrusselsThe bustling crowd is an integral part of the street

 

In addition to the Rue des Bouchers food street , there are a few other small streets like Petite Rue des Bouchers, where you'll find more restaurants. It might be a tourist area, but the Rue des Bouchers is worth a visit even if you don't want to dine here. There are plenty of bars and pubs in the area, such as the Delirium Café, right on the street at Impasse de la Fidélité 4a, which boasts 2,000 beers (inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records) and is very popular with young people and crowds drinking.

 

Rue des Bouchers food street in BrusselsHowever, this place is said to have many "tourist traps".

 

Take a knife on the Rue des Bouchers food streetTake a walk on the famous street food Rue des Bouchers

 

So visit this historic food street for once to experience the ambiance, but be wary of being drawn in by the lure of deliciously priced menus or side dishes. Especially at night, this is probably the most attractive area in Brussels .

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