Our latest Brussels dining article looks at BON and From Comptoir
A new craft has landed in the Schumann galaxy. BON states its mission as: “Our goal is to be an alternative to traditional fast-foods by offering quality, balanced, tasty and affordable products.” All their products are freshly made on a daily basis, using the best quality of ingredients, “filled with love and passion”. A modern, fresh place where you can eat inside or on the terrace facing the Berlaymont building or takeaway. If the weather is clement enough you head for a picnic in Parc du Cinquantenaire, which is two shakes of a lamb’s tale away. There’s a wonderful choice before your eyes and the helpful can help guide you along the way. From the beginning they have always been about their juices so don’t leave without trying. There are eight BONs dotted around Brussels. Right now, the August boxes are available, including the Wild Box and the Veggie Lunch Box.
“Cheese, Gromit!” as Wallace is keen on saying to his clever mutt. Well, if your a fan of cheese you’ll love From Comptoir. They explain: “We passionately select matured cheeses that we really like. We want to highlight the producers and refiners with whom we collaborate. Our local roots are important. We choose with care directly from the Belgian producers the cheeses that we mature in our own cellars.” These include French and European cheeses selected from several refiners whom they particularly appreciate and which are linked to their history. Their choices are dictated by a desire to offer customers raw milk cheeses from almost the entire selection. At From Comptoir they are committed to taking the greatest care of all the cheeses they harvest to offer them to their customers with the best timing. You can buy: cheeses (of course), yogurt, butter, cold meats, eggs, bread, wine, beer, juices, iced tea. and for special occasions aperitif platters, party trays or even a cheese centre-piece.