The Belgians among you have grown to these round bites and maybe cherish grandma’s recipe as their heirloom. But Belgian or not, everybody enjoys a nice plate of meatballs! At BALLEKES, Florence and Thibaut honour their grannies’ recipes and offer a variety of meatballs with other Belgian specialties like Fries, Beer and Chocolate. They use local and organic ingredients when possible and work with local beer brewers such as Brussels Beer Project. So whether you’re feeling nostalgic of your childhood’s favorite dish or want to offer a real Belgian experience to a visiting friend, Ballekes is a great place to be. Basically, you follow these steps:

  1. Choose your ball type: veggie, chicken or beef&pork
  2. Choose your style: sauce in the pan, baguette or salad
  3. Pick your sides & extras: fries, sauces, croquettes…

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I have tried the 3 ball-varieties and have to say they’re all good. Juicy and tasty. The sauces are super nice too. Decadent and delicate at the same time. I particularly like the Brusseleir (tomato sauce) because it’s a classic and theirs is simple and perfect. I also have a soft spot for the trappist (trappist beer and chicons). And the fries… the fries are just the way I like them. Thick, crisp outside and soft inside. And if I can give you one last tip: try the truffle mayo (and be addicted forever).

To sum it up: at Ballekes, you get good and honest food for a reasonable price. Plus it’s a super cool Belgo-Belgian concept in a beautiful and bright space. So what are you waiting for? Come join the meatball revolution!

[ A surprise for you to come real soon… ]


Ballekes, Chaussée de Charleroi 174, 1060 Brussels, Open every day from 11.30-15h and 18-22h.

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