What? We spent the past weekend in Antwerp to celebrate our second anniversary and knowing us, our visit to the following place will be of no surprise to you. We went to Hoeked Doughnuts, a place in the city known for its square shaped doughnuts. It’s a small shop, on the corner (hoek) of a street that looks very retro. Be prepared to take away your doughnuts, because there is almost no seating space, but damn it, those donuts are gooooooood. If not some of the best I’ve tried. My personal favourite by far is the Goodmorning New York (cinnamon sugar). I have a soft spot for cinnamon-y things, what can I say. But each flavour is particularly tasty in its own way.
When? Tuesday-Friday from 11.30 am till 6.30 pm, Saturdays from 10.30 am till 6.30 pm.
Where? Oudbaan 4, 2000 Antwerpen
Zoet calls itself the tastiest candy shop in Mechelen, and I have to agree! My girlfriend and I stumble across this too cute for words sweets shop on the hunt for cool clothing shops. What we found was better! Zoet is a bright and colourful candy shop that wants to go back to the roots of the little corner candy shop with glass jars and unique products. The sweets they sell are authentic and original. What’s even cooler is that they also have an online shop so you can spoil someone you love or miss or even yourself if you are craving something sweet, without having to venture out to Mechelen. (Would recommend though!) Seriously, I get happy just looking at their website.
Where? In Mechelen, at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat 108 or online
When? Mondays-Tuesdays from 11am till 5pm, Wednesdays – Saturdays from 11am till 6pm. Closed on Sundays. Online: always open!