We tested the waffles from Maison Dandoy 😋🥰🧇

We tested the waffles from Maison Dandoy 😋🥰🧇
Waffles from Dandoy (c) Photo Pierre Halleux

Updated June 13, 2024 by pierre

If you are looking for a culinary experience combining tradition and delight, look no further than the delicious Brussels waffles at House Dandoy. This pastry emblematic of the Belgian capital is a true paradise for foodies. For decades, Maison Dandoy has been delighting the taste buds of Brussels residents and visitors from all over the world with its deliciously soft waffles. Did you know that the Dandoy house is slightly older than Belgium? This is why you absolutely have to go there!

Discover the history of these traditional Belgian waffles and let yourself be seduced by the magic that lies behind each bite.

Maison Dandoy: a foodie’s paradise in Brussels 🏰

Let’s dive into Brussels’ sweet past! 🕰✨ Imagine, it was in 1829, in the picturesque rue du Marché aux Herbes, which Jean-Baptiste Dandoy inaugurated its very first store in Brussels. Then, in 1858, as if to pay homage to his sweet delights, a twist of fate led him rue au Beurre. And guess what? This emblematic boutique still shines there today! A taste adventure that lasts and has spanned the ages. 🍪🗺

Today Maison Dandoy is an institution when it comes to waffles. This family pastry shop perpetuates Belgian tradition and know-how by preparing waffles of exceptional quality. As you walk through the doors of Maison Dandoy, you will immediately be seduced by the captivating smell of freshly prepared waffles. The interior of this bakery and pastry shop is a real time travelWith its wooden walls, its cperiod fittings and display cases filled with sweets. You can taste your waffles on site, accompanied by a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea, or take them away to enjoy later. Either way, a visit to Maison Dandoy is a must for all foodies passing through Brussels.

Don’t miss our article on the Magnificent Royal Galleries Saint Hubert, where Dandoy is located.

Waffle from Chez Maison Dandoy (c) Photo Pierre Halleux
Waffle from Chez Maison Dandoy (c) Photo Pierre Halleux

Waffles: a traditional Belgian delicacy 🇧🇪

Waffles are a true symbol of Belgium, and more particularly of Brussels. These sweet delights, with their rectangular shape and small squares, are a must-have in Belgian gastronomy. The recipe for Brussels waffles is ancestral, passed down from generation to generation. They are prepared with a light and airy dough, which gives them a soft and crispy texture at the same time. Brussels waffles can be enjoyed plain, sprinkled with icing sugar, or garnished with whipped cream, fresh fruit or melted chocolate. Whatever way you prefer them, Brussels waffles at Maison Dandoy are a true delight for the taste buds.

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A secret recipe: deliciously soft waffles 😍

The recipe for Brussels waffles at Maison Dandoy has been a well-kept secret for generations. However, some elements of this secret recipe have been revealed over time. The basic ingredients include flour, sugar, eggs, milk, yeast, butter and a touch of vanilla. What makes Maison Dandoy waffles so special is their delicate cooking on specially designed cast iron plates. This results in a light and airy texture, with a crispy crust. The waffles are then served while still warm, for maximum enjoyment. One bite of these soft waffles and you will be transported to seventh heaven of indulgence-

🧇 Maison Dandoy is featured in our article Where to Eat the Best Waffles in Brussels

A waffle from Dandoy in the Royal Gallery (c) Pierre Halleux
A waffle from Dandoy in the Royal Gallery (c) Pierre Halleux

Waffles, but originally biscuits!

🎁 Looking for a sweet souvenir to bring back to your country? Maison Dandoy is probably the solution. The cookies are delicious and typical. Opt for a metal collector's box. Speculoos, a Belgian delicacy par excellence, are crunchy biscuits with brown sugar and spices. At Maison Dandoy, the speculoos recipe has been passed down from great-great-great-grandfather. They are still made the old-fashioned way, with real butter, brown sugar and handmade wooden molds. As crispy as they are irresistible, they have the power to instantly soothe your heart and brighten your day! So, what are you waiting for? 🍪😊

Biscuits from Dandoy (c) Pierre Halleux

Where to find the Dandoy house?

📍 Address

📞 Telephone: +32 2 5402702

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Galleries Saint-Hubert and Gaufre de Dandoy (c) Pierre Halleux
Galleries Saint-Hubert and Gaufre de Dandoy (c) Pierre Halleux


Let yourself be seduced by the magic of Brussels waffles at Maison Dandoy. Whether you are a resident of the Belgian capital or a traveler passing through, a visit to this iconic pastry shop is an experience not to be missed. Discover the history of these traditional Belgian waffles, immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Maison Dandoy and savor every bite of these deliciously fluffy waffles. Whether you enjoy them plain, sprinkled with icing sugar or garnished with your favorite ingredients, Brussels waffles at Maison Dandoy will leave you with unforgettable memories. So, let yourself be tempted by this sweet temptation and enjoy!


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