waffles, beer, + chocolate: antwerp, belgium

Yesterday I wrote about my favorite Dutch foods (stroopwafels and cookie butter included). So today, here’s a look at some of the delicacies I enjoyed on a recent trip to Antwerp, Belgium. The day trip into Belgium was one of the last trips I took in Europe this summer, so I knew from the start I wanted to savor it. Thankfully, Belgian chocolate, beer, and waffles made the savoring very easy.

Waffles with Cherries in Antwerp, Belgium #100DaysofMiaPrima Waffles in Antwer, Belgium #100DaysofMiaPrimaBelgian Waffles. 

Mas Museum in Antwerp, Belgium #100DaysofMiaPrimaView of the Mas Museum

Frites with Curry Sauce in Antwerp, Belgium #100DaysofMiaPrimaFrites with mayo, curry sauce, and onions. 

Coffee in Antwerp, Belgium #100DaysofMiaPrimaAntwerp, Belgium Street View #100DaysofMiaPrimaThe beautiful Belgian city of Antwerp.

Coffee in Antwerp, Belgium  #100DaysofMiaPrimaAntwerp, Belgium Coffee Shop #100DaysofMiaPrimaCoffee in the city.

Chocolate Hedgehog Candy in Antwerp, Belgium x#100DaysofMiaPrimaThe Belgian server: “It’s filled with alcohol. Is that okay”

Me: “Um, yes, totally.”

Server: “Because most people do not expect a hedgehog to be filled with alcohol.”

True enough.

Beer in Antwerp, Belgium #100DaysofMiaPrimaBelgian beer, of course.


Antwerp, Belgium Skyline #100DaysofMiaPrimaPanoramic views from the Mas Museum.


Antwerp, Belgium Candies #100DaysofMiaPrimaBelgian cuberdon. Sweet cones filled with gushy deliciousness. 

Antwerp, Belgium Bike Sign #100DaysofMiaPrimaMaybe cycling is just a way to burn off all the Belgian calorie goodness…

One day, I’ll be back in Belgium to enjoy theses delicious treats again. Until then, I’ll have to make due savoring the stroopwafels I brought back with me from Holland.

au revoir!

Sarah

This post is #87 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima

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When you think of the Dutch, what type of food comes to mind? Gouda probably. And maybe herring.

I’m admit it, The Netherlands isn’t my number one choice for cuisine, but the Dutch do have some really tasty dishes. Here are my favorites:

Dutch Cheese Sandwich #100DaysofMiaprimaDutch Cheese Sandwich w: Avocado #100DaysofMiaprima

Cheese sandwiches. But not just cheese sandwiches. Super delicious varieties with mayo, mustard, avocado, and more.

Dutch Coffee #100DaysofMiaPrima

Dutch coffee. Neither an espresso nor an Americano, Dutch coffee is somewhere perfectly in between. And it always comes with a cookies, so there’s that too.

Dutch Kibbeling #100DaysofMiaPrima

Kibbeling. Cheap and delicious.

Dutch Cookie Butter #100DaysofMiaPrima

Cookie butter. Obviously this is one of the best things to ever come out of the Netherlands. Add some hagelslag on top and your mind will be blown.

Dutch Puffed Pancakes #100DaysofMiaPrima

Poffertjes Tiny puffed pancakes. So yeah, they’re awesome.

Dutch Apple Pie #100DaysofMiaPrima

Apple pie tart. Why is this so much better than any apple pie I’ve eaten in America?!

Dutch Stroopwafel Cookies #100DaysofMiaPrima

No words can describe the majesty of the stroopwafel. (By the way, it’s not a real waffle…it’s 1000x better than that)

Yummy Dutch Gummies #100DaysofMiaprimaDutch Gummies #100daysofmiaprima

Gummies. So. Many. Gummies.

Dutch White Asparagus #100DaysofMiaprima

White asparagus. Okay, yes, it looks…weird. But trust me– it’s delicious!

Belgian Beer #100daysofmiaprima

Belgian beer. Okay, not it’s Dutch per se…but Belgium is so close that their beer in incredibly easy to come by in the Netherlands.

Frites with Curry Sauce in Antwerp, Belgium #100DaysofMiaPrima

Frites. Technically also Belgian. But these deliciously cheap fries (complete with Dutch mayo) are everywhere.

Do you have a Dutch favorite that I missed?

tot ziens!

Sarah

This post is #86 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima

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…enjoy as much pastries, coffee, and sweet things as you can!

I know I did. 🙂

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à bientôt!

Sarah

This post is #37 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

there is something about a place

there is something about a place

to gather

(maybe only with books and unused sugar packets)

windows open to spring breezes

or closed to icy chills

but always a coffee

(maybe a tea)

and silence for study

or the hiss of steam and clamor of old friends found

(maybe also a gasp when Elizabeth realizes Darcy’s truth)

from cities of steel

to snow

to harbours

to canals

there is (always) something about a place

for coffee

(maybe tea)

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Tot ziens!

Sarah

This post is #32 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

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Today I made a trip to Newburyport, Massachusetts, stopping at one of my favorite locales…and trying out a new one. And I wasn’t disappointed with either! My first stop was the Plum Island Coffee Roasters, a quaint cafe tucked away at the water’s edge of a marina. A bit tricky to find, the cafe was well worth the search with its delicious coffee (today’s roast was “port wine”) and harbor views.

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The next stop was Giuseppe‘s, my family’s go-to Italian restaurant. Giuseppe’s made a name for themselves with their delicious take out and have recently opened a sit-in restaurant as well. We picked up some arrabbiata sauce and a Mediterranean sandwiches (absolutely delicious!). Makes me very excited to head to Europe- and Italy- in just a week!

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Cheers,

Sarah

This post is #23 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

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I always enjoy visiting the charming New England town of Exeter, New Hampshire. Small but brimming with history, Exeter never ceases to delight me in some way. Today, I visited D Squared Java and enjoyed a made-to-order pour over coffee and a vegan gluten free cookie. D Squared proved to be a quality coffee house with an endearing atmosphere.


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Cheers!

Sarah

This post is #19 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

when i think of amsterdam

…I imagine:

Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

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Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

photo credit // manuel orero

Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

photo credit // theriverjordyn

Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

photo credit // afterdrk

stroop wafels amsterdam #100daysofmiaprima

photo credit // barbara nowak

For more Dutch-inspired style, follow my inspiration board here.

Only 12 days until I fly to Amsterdam!

Cheers,

Sarah

This post is #16 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

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