Well-known travel reporter about gastronomy in Antwerp: “Copenhagen may be number one, but Antwerp is not lagging far behind” | Antwerp
AntwerpThe well-known British travel reporter Marc Bibby Jackson came on a culinary trip to Antwerp. The man who opened all of the first and second place at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2021, in many ways it was host city Antwerp that came out on top.”
Travel journalist Marc Bibby Jackson, known for his romantic book ‘How to Cook a Spider’, wrote nothing but praise for Antwerp’s cuisine on his blog ‘Travel starts at 40’. He writes that the multiculturalism in the city only has advantages: “This gives the Flemish city a vibrancy that makes it one of the most popular cities in the world to live in. It is also what gives the city a fantastic and varied cuisine.”
Jackson tasted dim sums in Chinatown, oysters in Sail & Anchor and a pack of fries at Atelier Frites. However, Jackson had his reservations about the latter: “Perhaps the hype around the case outweighed the quality of the chips, which didn’t quite justify the price tag, so on my next visit I’ll probably stick to Frituur Nr. 1, at 1 Hoogstraat.”
Grain Market 13
The kosher bakers Goossens and Kleinblatt also receive a positive evaluation, and the gastronomic highlights are not forgotten: “Apparently 40% of European tourists think that the local cuisine is an important factor when deciding where to travel. Fortunately, I have the best of the local cuisine in Antwerp, as I dined in some of the world-class restaurants in the city: Veranda and Na Graanmarkt 13.”
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