Chocolate Shops Tour (Self Guided), Brussels

Belgium is considered one of the best producers of chocolate. Its capital, Brussels, offers you the opportunity to taste more than 2000 different types of chocolate. There is a plethora of chocolate shops in Brussels which offer chocolates of all shapes, sizes and colors imaginable. Go ahead and take a look at Brussels most visited chocolate shops in this tour.
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Chocolate Shops Tour Map

Guide Name: Chocolate Shops Tour
Guide Location: Belgium » Brussels (See other walking tours in Brussels)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Author: audrey
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Mary Chocolatier

1) Mary Chocolatier

Mary Chocolatier produces world famous, handmade, delicious chocolates since 1919. This chocolate shop offers more than 70 types of 100% natural delightful pralines and the variety of fillings will amaze you. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00.
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Neuhaus Chocolatier

2) Neuhaus Chocolatier

Neuhaus is a manufacturer of luxurious Belgian chocolates, delicious biscuits and artisanal ice cream. The company was founded in Brussels in 1857 by Jean Neuhaus, a Swiss immigrant, who opened a first store in the Galeries St.-Hubert. In 1912, his grandson, Jean Neuhaus II, invented the chocolate bonbon or 'praline'. Three years later, the 'ballotin' was invented to avoid that the pralines were crushed together. Today, Neuhaus is more popular than ever and has over 1000 selling points in 40 countries. All Neuhaus delicacies are still made in Vlezenbeek, near Brussels, and are exported worldwide. In 2000, the company has been named Accredited Supplier to the Belgian Crown. It is open Monday through Sunday 10:00 to 22:00.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Planete Chocolat

3) Planete Chocolat

This is a unique place that shouldn’t be missed. First, it is a shop where you can buy a delicious handmade Belgian chocolate but that is not all. Here you can see, for yourself, the entire process of chocolate production and you can taste the chocolate that is prepared right before your eyes. Also you can discover the history of the chocolate, which is presented in the museum located on the premises. The shop is open Monday through Saturday: 10:30-18:30; Sunday: 11:00-18:30.
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Le Petit Julien

4) Le Petit Julien

Le petit Julien, also known as Manneken Pis, is a chocolate shop located in a 17th century building, right across the road, from the famous Brussels landmark – the Manneken Pis. Here you can find a great variety of delicious chocolate, including in the shape of Manneken Pis.
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Leonidas

5) Leonidas (must see)

Leonidas Confiserie SA is a chocolate producer with an international presence, based in Belgium. The company's focus is pralines (chocolate shells with soft fillings, called Belgian Chocolate in English-speaking countries); it also sells marzipan, solid chocolates, and other confections. The company is named after its Greek founder, Leonidas Kestekides, a confectioner who moved from Anatolia to the United States in the late 1800s. The logo used on Leonidas chocolates shows an effigy of the Greek warrior Leonidas, King of Sparta. Leonidas has over 1400 retail outlets all over the world.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9am-6:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Irsi Chocolatier

6) Irsi Chocolatier

Irsi Chocolatier was founded in 1926 and since then has become one of the best in Brussels. The products that you can buy in this shop are a result of a perfect combination of natural chocolate with delicious crème and praline with tasty marzipan. Perfect shapes, perfect fillings and delightful taste guarantee you a true gourmand’s satisfaction. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 19:00.

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