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In Wallonia, food is the second best thing to a hug. It warms our heart, our soul and sharing terroir treats brings us such joy. It will add a sparkle to your parties too. It’s all about exquisite flavours, authenticity and excellence… Grab a plate!

Make sure to join a guided visit of our of small producer’s : they usually have a sales counter on site.

 If you live in Brussels or plan to visit the capital, do stop by the VISITWallonia, close to the Grand’Place: a fantastic opportunity to get your fill of food specialities from the south of Belgium.

And here are recipe ideas to add a twist to them!

A taste of Wallonia

Snails: an addictive Walloon delight

Did you know? This tiny (but fleshy) gastropod is particularly rich in oligo-elements… A welcome bonus! Try it cooked in a small casserole, with parsley butter, fried or in puff pastry. Get yours from:

Heavenly duck

Magret, confit, rillette, raviole, boudin, pâté and, of course, foie gras… Isn’t duck heavenly? Why not visit some of the producers and stock up? Here are a few addresses well worth a detour:

Fantastic meat

Ostrich, game, tasty charcuterie to go with a raclette… So much to choose from!

Fish delicacies

Walloon rivers hide a wealth of fish, trout being the signature of the region. Here are some of our favourite addresses, should you wish to try it:

Mustard, saffron and saffron mustard

Some of our producers specialise in sauces, condiments and spices, one of theme being saffron, also called “red gold”. Just what you need to add a wow effect to a dish…

Say cheese

Our gazing pastures produce a rich, tasty milk, which we then turn into splendid cheeses. We have nothing to envy France!

Divine chocolate

Belgium is renowned for its chocolatiers and their exquisite creations. Ideal Christmas presents, don’t you think?

Chocolatiers recently rewarded by Gault & Millau

  • 2024 : Thibaut Legast in Braîne-le-Comte can boast award-winning chocolates – e-shop.
  • 2022 : Pierre Plas and his chocolate truffles, candied chestnuts in Bastogne - sale on site
  • 2021 : Benoît Nihant and its haute couture chocolates in Awans – e-shop
  • 2020 : Ariqua Denis, a young but passionate chocolatier in Andenne – e-shop
  • 2019 : Sigoji for the quality of its chocolates in Ciney and Rochefort - e-shop

Other cacao bean experts we recommend:

This only gives you a gimpse! Discover more amazing Walloon producers on this site and on the following websites: APAQ-W, Trinquons local or Je cuisine local.

More tips for foodies

  A map of gourmet visits in Wallonia

Come and meet 40 producers and artisans: 

taste beers, wines, chocolates, cold meats, cheeses, snails... and add them to your festive menus.


 Visiting Brussels?

The VISITWallonia, a stone's throw from the Grand'Place, is the perfect place to stock up on gifts.

Here await gourmet baskets, decorative and beauty gifts inspired by the south of Belgium.


Find more inspiration...

© WBT - David Samyn

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