Thanks for joining us for this discussion about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Brussels. There are numerous dessert shops selling sweets around town and you will be learning about the top options as this blog progresses.
The best ice cream shops in your area will kick things off. Those that love vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights have numerous options to choose from.
Bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats will be up next. After that we will focus on donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.
Then we will pivot to healthy dessert options like Brussels gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Restaurants that are known for their must have desserts in your area will round us out.
A local dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it will be shared at the end. And the curious types can find all of our other posts on Europe at that link.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
The best Brussels ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:
- Gaston at Quai aux Briques 86
- Glacier Bargello at Place de la Liberté 5
- Australian Home Made Ice Cream at Rue Neuve 123
- Moochie at Melkmarkt 27
- Munch Me at Meir 78
There are over 50 different kinds of ice cream to choose from at Australian Home Made Ice Cream who is also adept at offering sorbets, waffles, and ice cream.
Munch Me Frozen Yogurt has many options for toppings including fresh hand-cut fruit, delectable chocolate, grains, crunchy almonds, biscuits, sweets, and sauce.
Bakeries In Your Area
Great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more are available at these great bakeries:
- Maison Dandoy at Rue de Rollebeek 50
- Le Paon D’or at Place du Jeu de Balle 27
- La Fleur du Pain at Place Eugène Flagey 24
- Aux Merveilleux de Fred at Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 7
- Pâtisserie Nicolas Arnaud at Rue Américaine 93
Cookies, speculoos, breads, cakes, and sweets are available at Maison Dandoy. Since 1980 Aux Merveilleux de Fred has been offering cramiques, merengues, merveilleux, cakes, waffles, and many other fresh baked treats.
Local Donut Shops
Stop by one of these donut shops on your way to work:
- Coco Donuts Sablon at Rue Sainte Anne 36
- Paul at Rue de l Enseignement 2a
Coco is a local donut shop that specializes in small quantities of handcrafted 24 hour raised brioche donuts for the ultimate artisanal experience. Many of the best bakeries from our initial list also have many donuts options like Aux Merveilleux de Fred.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
We highly recommend these cupcake shops around town:
- Lilicup at Rue du Page 65
- The Brussels Cakery at Langestraat 5
Since 2009, Lilicup has been the market leader in cupcakes in your area, many contain fillings. Earl Gray Tea, carrot, pumpkin, ginger cardamom, banana, spiced apple, funfetti, chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, orange, and many other flavors are some of the specialties at the Brussels Cakery.
Candy Stores Near You
Kids will love all the options at these local candy stores:
- Papabubble at Rue du Marché au Charbon Kolenmarkt 13
- C’est Bonbon at Bd Lambermont 1
Papabubble offers rock candy, lollipops, and vegan gums that are all created by hand and they even produce custom confectionery for your special occasion. C’est Bonbon is a great candy shop near you that sells bulk candy, packaged candies, and assembled pieces.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
When you want to buy homemade chocolate or fudge visit one of these shops:
- Godiva Grand Place at Grand Place 21/22
- La Belgique Gourmande at Galerie de la Reine 17
- Neuhaus at Rue au Beurre 46
- The Belgian Chocolate Makers at Rue Lebeau 11
Godiva Grand Place has been offering chocolates, truffles, tablets and bars, coffee, cookies, and sweets since 1926. Pearls, instruments, tablets, almonds, cuberdon, macarons, fruit jellies, marzipan, marshmallows, soft cakes, chocolates, and truffles are some of the most ordered items at La Belgique Gourmande.
Truffles, chocolates, beggars, chocolate bars, lollipops, figurines, sweet moments, and macarons are among the products available from Belgian Chocolate Makers.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries can provide some healthier options:
- Chambelland at Av. de l’Université 42
- Booboocakes at Chaussée de Wavre 267
Breads and pastries are available in a variety of flavors without gluten at Chambelland. Booboocakes is a cake delivery service in your area that makes gluten-free and lactose-free cakes without the use of eggs, refined sugar, or preservatives.
For a tasty yet healthy choice consider these smoothie shops:
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Must have desserts near you can also be found at these restaurants:
Kombucha, cuberdon, and others are some of the more popular desserts near you that are available at Savage. GUS is a cozy brasserie with a bar and sidewalk seating that serves Belgian and French cuisine from a set menu that includes some of the top local desserts like iced cappuccino, roasted fig, cheese plate, and more.
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Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Brussels
That is all we’ve got for now but visit us again because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if any shops have closed down or if we posted anything that is incorrect in the comments. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Brussels.