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Belgium is world-famous for its exquisite chocolate. As a matter of fact, we think that there’s no better place for buying your chocolate than in the beautiful city of Bruges. If you’re thinking about what to bring from Belgium as a gift to your family and friends, think no more! Chocolate (and beer) is your go-to souvenir! And if you’re looking for the best chocolate shops in Bruges, here’s our (quite subjective) guide.
Chocolatier Dumon for a taste of tradition
If there’s one chocolate shop that perfectly captures the essence of Bruges, it is Chocolatier Dumon. This chocolate shop has the look and feel of a chalet. And when you come in, you find yourself overwhelmed with choice. This chocolate maker offers a wide variety of chocolates, including candies, bars, and figurines. All chocolate sold here is handmade by the family that runs the store, and only the best ingredients are used!
Chocolatier Dumon | Eiermarkt 6, Bruges
The Old Chocolate House for a sweet stop in Bruges
Not only is the Old Chocolate House a chocolate shop, it is also a tea room where you can taste the sweets directly. Their hot chocolate is simply delicious. Plus, you get to choose the type of chocolate from which you want yours to be made. The chocolate beans used by the Old Chocolate House come from all over the world. So after enjoying your drink, don’t forget to buy some sweet souvenirs for your family and friends or yourself later.
The Old Chocolate House | Mariastraat 1c, Bruges
The Chocolate Line for a touch of madness
If you are looking for chocolates that are out of ordinary, pop by the Chocolate Line. This shop offers many unusual items, such as chocolate lipstick (yes), chocolate pills and their famous red chocolate lips. Even their collection of chocolate bars is full of surprises, from bacon-infused Miss Piggy to wasabi-flavored Green Tokyo.
The Chocolate Line | Simon Stevinplein 19, Bruges