Antwerpers take pride and have passion for food – true foodies at heart. In the Golden Age (16th century), all types of food, drink, herbs and spices from countries all over the world were transported through the Port. Even today, food is brought in from all corners of the globe, contributing to the city’s fascinating diversity.
Food knows no boundaries in the city with exotic and foreign being held in high esteem amongst locals. New trends are tested and refined on the adventurous food lovers of the city. Many a cuisine buzzword is used here - European, exotic, classic French transformed with a delicate Belgian touch is what to consider on the menu of Antwerp! The biggest concentration of restaurants is in the historic city centre and Antwerpen-Zuid.