Chocolaterie Van Hoorebeke
Ghent has no shortage of options for retail therapy. Whether you are a fashionista looking for the latest clothing trends or a foodie in search of the perfect piece of Belgian chocolate, the city has something for everyone. Below are my top tips for the best shopping in Ghent.
Clothing and Home Goods Shopping in Ghent
A good starting point for the clothing-oriented is Veldstraat, Ghent’s main pedestrianized shopping street. It has all the high street shops you can imagine in one convenient location.
Not far from there is a lace shop called Kloskanthuis Home Linen. It sells everything from scarves and dresses to dish towels and tablecloths. The prices are surprisingly reasonable, too.
For home goods, Bubbles at Home is the perfect place to pick up soaps, scents, and pretty souvenirs in Ghent.
Food Shopping in Ghent
For foodies, Kaas Mekka is a famous cheese shop in the city center. There you can choose from over 300 hundred different kinds of cheese, from local Hinkelspel to Flemish Pas de Bleu goat’s cheese.
Also delicious are the cupcakes and pastries at Julie’s House in Ghent. The bakery has a beautiful counter offering everything from fresh fruit tarts to decadent chocolate cakes.
And speaking of chocolate, Chocolaterie Van Hoorebeke offers a range of pralines and other types of Belgian chocolate, all wrapped in beautiful vintage-inspired paper.
Then there is Yves Tierenteyn-Verlent, the renowned mustard shop in Ghent. People come from all over the world to purchase jars of the famous yellow condiment there.
Outside of the mustard shop are vendors selling cuberdons, the unique purple nose-shaped candies of Ghent. You can pick up a bag of them to snack on while you walk to your next shopping destination.
Markets in Ghent
Finally, don’t miss Ghent’s Sunday markets. They offer some of the best shopping in Ghent. From the live animal market to the pretty flower market, there is no shortage of things to buy there.