Antwerp folk love eating and drinking, and like to take the time to do so. In the summer, café terraces and culinary events therefore set the mood. But it’s not just in the summer months that Antwerp reveals its tastiest side: fries and beer – both often praised as the best in the world – are an integral part of Belgian gastronomy at all times of year. The many local specialities are evidence of the city’s rich culinary tradition, foremost among them being Antwerpse Handjes, Bolleke beer and the liqueur Elixir d’Anvers. As you would expect from a world port, these regional treats are complemented by an extensive multicultural cuisine.