A Portrait of Bruges in 9 Chocolates

Belgium is best known for two things: beer and chocolate.  We found that Bruges was definitely a mecca for those with a sweet tooth.  Here are nine places that we tried and recommend for getting your chocolate fix on a Belgian holiday.

1. The Chocolate Line

The Chocolate Line is known for it's unorthodox mix of flavors (cannabis chocolate anyone?).  We stuck with slightly more conservative flavors including Thai Lemongrass and cardamon.
The Chocolate Line in Bruges

2. Dumon

Cafe Dumon is a handy spot to stop for a coffee and to admire the seasonal chocolates.  The espresso comes with a small piece of chocolate but we chose to indulge with an additional praline.  
Chocolates at Dumon in Bruges

3. Depla

Depla featured all sorts of decadent single-origin chocolate ganache.  The truffles simply melted in our mouths.
Chocolates at Depla in Bruges

4. Sukerbuyc

Sukerbuyc is a bit of a fussier place (no photos allowed inside!) but totally worth visiting.  You essentially suss out what you want in the window, go inside to get the manager's attention, and then go back outside to point to what you want.  Cuberdon flavored swans were my favorite.
Sukerbuyc Chocolatier in Bruges

5. Dumon Take 2

We soon discovered that Dumon has multiple locations in Bruges.  We went into their smaller outlet further from the centre of town.  The counters were literally overflowing with chocolate and the Chocolat movie poster totally made me smile.
Dumon Chocolatier in Bruges

6. De Fruyt - Thys

De Fruyt - Thys is a local bakery and sweet shop not far from the canal that rings Bruges.  A variety of mini-chocolate eclairs greeted us in addition to the usual selection of truffles.
De Fruyt - Thys - Chocolate Treats in Bruges

7. Pur Chocolat

Pur Chocolat was located in a lovely white-washed step-gabled house.  The proprietor was incredibly friendly and the shop was open past the advertised closing time.  It's places like this that reinforce why Bruges as a whole is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pur Chocolat Shop in Bruges

8. Tsiokoreeto

I like Tsiokoreeto because the shop was clearly catering to the Japanese tourists that frequent Bruges.  One thing we learned when we studied Japanese in anticipation of our trip to Japan is that many Japanese words are taken from English and the Romanized spelling is typically derived from the English version but tweaked to make it easier for Japanese to pronounce:  Tsiokoreeto = Chocolate
Tsiokoreeto in Bruges

9. Representative Touristy Chocolate Shop

Bruges also featured a ton of chocolate shops with imaginative displays in the windows.  They clearly target the tourists in town, tempting people to come inside and admire everyday things crafted from chocolate.  I particularly liked this shop which featured Duvel beer turned chocolate.  I have no idea what this place was called.  It's simply representative of the many Belgian chocolate shops in Bruges with more mass appeal.

What are some of your favorite chocolate shops in Bruges.  We'd love to have an excuse to go back and sample more delicious treats.


#DrJSabbatical Adriatics Africa Americas Ann Arbor Argentina Asia Asia Pacific AUNZ Australia Austria Baltics Barcelona Belfast Belgium Berlin Best of Beyond Dublin Big Island Bologna Boston Brazil Bruges Brussels Bucharest Budapest Buffalo California Cambodia Canary Islands Canterbury Cape Town Cardiff Central Europe Chile China Christmas Market Commute Chronicles Copenhagen Cork Costa Brava Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dresden Dublin Dublin_Archive Dusseldorf Eastern Europe Edinburgh El Calafate England Eruption Essen Estonia Europe Europe_Archive Evora Faro Faversham Featured Financial District Finland Fisherman's Wharf Flanders Florida Food France Frankfurt Fringe Festival Galway Gdansk Georgian Dublin Germany Girona Granada Greece Greece and Cyprus Guest Posts Guiness Storehouse Hamburg Hangzhou Hanoi Hawaii HCMC Helsinki Ho Chi Minh City Hobart Hoi An Honolulu Hungary Hurling Hyderabad Iceland India Ireland Ireland_Archive IRELAND_REMIX Italy Itinerary Jackson Square Japan Kaunas Kilkenny Kiluaea Kona Krakow Kuala Lumpur Kyoto Languedoc Lanzarote Las Fallas Latvia Leinster Leipzig Liechtenstein Lima Limerick Lisbon Lithuania Liverpool Ljubljana Lloret de Mar London Los Angeles Louisiana Lucerne Machu Picchu Madeira Malaga Malaysia Mallorca Malta Marrakech Marrakesh Marseille Massachusetts Med Mendoza Menton Miami Modena Monaco Monte Carlo Montenegro Montpellier Morocco Muenster Munich Munster NA_Archive Naples Netherlands New Orleans New Year 2011 New Years Eve 2010 New York New Zealand Nice Nob Hill Noe Valley Nordics Norrkoping North America North Beach Northern Ireland Nuremberg Oahu Oakland Ollantaytambo On The Road Osaka Outer Sunset Palafrugell Palma Paris Parma Patagonia Pennsylvania Perth Peru Philadelphia Pingyao Piran Pittsburgh Poland Porto Portugal Potrero Hill Prague Puerto Natales Punta Arenas Queensland Recent Regensburg Reykjavik Riga Rio de Janeiro Rochester Romania Rotterdam Rovinj Rugby Russia Russian Hill San Francisco San Sebastian Santiago Scandinavia Scotland Seattle Segovia Seoul Seville SF - Further Afield SF_Archive Sicily Siem Reap Singapore Sligo Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South America South Beach South Korea Spain SPWC St. Petersburg Stockholm Strasbourg Street Performance Stuttgart Sweden Switzerland Sydney Tallinn Tasmania TBEX Telegraph Hill Temple Bar Texas Thailand Thames Festival The Mission ThisIsAthens Tipperary Tokyo Torres del Paine Transylvania Trieste Uganda UK Union Square United States Uruguay Valencia Valparaiso Vienna Vietnam Vilnius Volcano Waikiki Wales Walking Warsaw Washington Waterford Western Australia Westfield Where's Wally? Whitsundays Wicklow World Record Wroclaw WWI Xi'an Zurich
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: A Portrait of Bruges in 9 Chocolates
A Portrait of Bruges in 9 Chocolates
Where to find chocolate in Bruges, Belgium
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy