Address: Rue Neuve 23/29, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
While I was not a huge fan of Brussels the city, the sweets and desserts in Belgium did live up to the hype. Belgium is well known for its’ Belgian Chocolate (Godiva was started in Belgium) and Belgian Waffles.
I am normally not the biggest fan of sweets, but I figured I had to try them while I was in Brussels. I went to a couple of different Belgian Waffle places, but no place was close to Vitalgaufre. I think Vitalgaufre’s waffles were really good because they didn’t put too many toppings on them; for example, most of the other waffle places in Brussels put things like powdered sugar, liquid chocolate, fruits, etc. to make them more decorative looking. However, Vitalgaufre kept its recipe simple for the most part, with the most popular items being just a plain waffle with vanilla and sugar or a waffle with chocolate sticks on the inside.
Vitalgaufre’s waffles were not overly sweet, and the texture was a lot better compared to other shops (it was more crispy rather than soggy). Also, Vitalgaufre is really popular, so the waffles had pretty high turnover when I went there (there is one worker at the store who is just constantly making fresh waffles).
If you are interested, you should definitely take a look at Vitalgaufre’s website, as it has pictures of the types of waffles they offer, as well as their history and background. They have multiple shops throughout Belgium, so depending on where you stay, you can go to the most convenient location. While there may be be better waffle shops that I just did not find, Vitalgaufre was definitely the best I tried and the one I would recommend!
Vitalgaufre Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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