5 Cheap Eats in Brussels

Budget-Friendly in the Belgian Capital

brussels map
James Martin

Brussels can be tough on the wallet. But even in touristy, central areas, budget eateries flourish. Here are some notable cheap eats in the city:

frites. And they know how to make fries like no other. In the heart of (touristy) Brussels, you'll find this excellent
frietkot, or fries stand, that serves fries in all shapes. Try the mayo, not ketchup, as it is the choice condiment in Belgium.
Noordzee / Mer du Nord
Chaochow City
Mr. Falafel
Msemen at a food stall

Brussels has a sizable North African population, and you have to look no further than the bustling Gare du Midi market to see the proof. Follow the comforting smell of cooking oil and mint tea, and you'll find a popular stall serving Msemen, or stuffed Moroccan crepe. A huge portion goes for €2.50.

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