If you love discovering local food markets, there is a large choice of weekly markets in Brussels. Virtually every “commune” or municipality (there are 19 municipalities in Brussels!) has its own weekly market, from the multi ethnic one near “Gare de Midi” station to the trendy one in Place Flagey with its variety of street foods – not to mention the afternoon markets perfect for after-work strolling, like the one in Place Chatelain or Saint-Gilles.
The Boitsfort market takes place every Sunday morning in the residential suburb of Watermael-Boitsfort, which is quite off-centered, but if you want to spend a relaxed Sunday in a green area and be among locals, this is the market for you. I regularly go there on Sundays and I really enjoy it. Distributed around the elegant city hall, with little streets going up and down, country houses and vegetation all around, the market of Boitsfort gives you a real village feel!
You can reach the Boitsfort market by tram or bus. I sometimes go there by bike. As soon as I arrive, I usually stop at Laurent Gerbaud, a well-known chocolatier in Brussels that continues to sell chocolates at the market despite his success. After a delicious hot chocolate and a nice chat, I start my shopping. I usually get my organic vegetables and fruits for the week, some local cheese and even plants for my garden. At Boitsfort market there’s also plenty of street food, so just take your time and enjoy your walk!