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A special Tuesday version of #FollowFriday as I’ve been hitting the food trucks and have another scheduled for this Friday. Check out past Food Truck reviews here.
Wafels & Dinges (follow them on Twitter) (full website, including menu, here) is venerated here in the New York food truck scene. As early as a year or two ago, most would laugh at such a suggestion, but the food truck industry is really big business and to be heralded as a breakthrough venture in the street food world of Manhattan is no small feat.
I hadn’t really kept an eye out for W&D, largely because I’m neither a sweets person, nor a breakfast person. But I do like my waffles, so when I temporarily moved home to my parents’ for three weeks while renovating my apartment (fulfilling the Greek prophesy for all 30 year old sons), I took note that the truck would be en route to the office on Tuesdays. I woke up this morning, called my paralegal who’s been working long hours and asked her if she wanted me to pick her up breakfast.
Oh what a breakfast it was. We both went with the liege wafel, the chewy, moist version of the Belgian waffle that is, for lack of a better term, the most ridiculous, melt-in-your-mouth experience one could possibly have with a bread-like food. Good gawd, that first bite was unexpected. Admittedly, I shouldn’t get too far ahead of myself, because the blueberry pancakes at Nashville’s Pancake Pantry are still slightly more nom-nom-nomalicious, but this was so unexpectedly excellent texture wise.
The flavor, I knew would be good, so I didn’t overdo it on the dinges (their word for toppings). I went for natural flavor of the liege wafel, topped only with their Belgian pearl sugar and a healthy dollop of sliced banana and strawberries. My colleague was a bit less faithful, topping hers with maple syrup and the pearl sugar.
The fruit was fresh, the sugar was light enough to not be too overwhelming (or give me a head rush). All in all, it was great. I wish I’d been able to stop and eat it there (their Tuesday parking spot on 52nd and Lexington is outside a Starbucks with outdoor seating) for freshness and the full experience of the outdoor waffle, but I’ll live as it was still delicious.
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