Brussels in world top 10 for street food

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A list of the best cities in the world to have street food compiled by VirtualTourist.com has placed Brussels at number 9 behind world leaders Bangkok, Thailand. The top-10 spot for Brussels is due to the waffles and the double fried chips sold in the traditional “frietkot”.

VirtualTourist.com is a user-generated travel site that counts some 1.2 million members from over 200 countries across the world.

The top-3 of the cities with the best street food is Asian, with Singapore and Penang, Malaysia following in second and third place. Bangkok received good marks for its abundance of options, like Pad Thai, green papaya salads, mango sticky rice and chicken with green curry.

Brussels follows in 9th place and is the only West-European capital in the top-10. This is thanks to the Belgian chips sold in the “frietkot” (chip shop) and the Liège waffles that can be topped with whipped cream, chocolate, strawberries or a combination of these.

As for chips,  Frit’ Flagey and Maison Friterie Antoine are mentioned in particular.