Recently, during a bike ride in The Marolles district, we discovered a hidden spot in a 19th century warehouse that was used to trade wine and later textile. The building has been renovated entirely and nowadays it is a hotspot for startups, eco-sustainable firms, a nice restaurant and a very cool BIO market.
To counter the mass production and consumption of big, regular supermarkets we try to go once a week to a BIO market, which mostly offers local or seasonal products. A lot of small initiatives or market stands are emerging lately in Brussels but the BIO market of Les Tanneurs is the biggest I have ever been to so far.
Les Ateliers des Tanneurs offers a huge amount of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, fresh dried fruit and nuts, bio juices and other delicacies like pasta, olive oil etcetera. If you’re lucky, you can sit on the terrace after your grocery shopping spree and enjoy the heart of Les Marolles with a bio drink. Highly recommended!