Can’t make it to Europe this summer? No worries! Whenever I start getting the munchies for European treats I head over to Saus, a Belgian inspired eatery right here in Boston. Located just outside of Faneuil Hall, Saus is a welcomed relief in an area better known for tourist traps restaurants than local, independent shops. Founded by a pair of local university students Saus specializes in made-from-scratch Belgian staples like pommes frites, waffles, and extensive craft beer.
The space is tiny but don’t be shy! Order at the counter, grab a craft beer, and fill into the communal booth near the window. Saus does what Belgium does best – frites. Hand-cut daily, the fries come in petite, regular or big cones with your choice of special sauce. With a mission statement that includes their “belief in the power of the condiment” you can’t go wrong with any of their 15 unique dips like curry ketchup, wasabi samurai or BBQ mustard. Feeling crazy? Make it a poutine (gravy covered) or add a fried egg! If you want something more substantial definitely try the frik, a typical pork sausage sandwich.
Whatever you do though, save room for dessert! Their fresh, warm waffles come plain or with drizzles of toppings like hazelnut, sliced bananas, and whipped cream. Enjoy Brussels at a fraction of the price, right here in Boston.