Wafels & Dinges

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In the days of warmer NYC weather, I was wandering around the East Village with my friend Laura and her hubby Steve.  We were food-hopping, having stopped by an izakaya on St. Mark’s and for some pierogi and latkes at Veselka.   On the way back to the subway, we passed by the Wafels & Dinges truck, so OF COURSE we had to stop!  Wouldn’t you also stop for this shiny yellow truck?

You may recognize Wafels & Dinges from Bobby Flay’s Throwdown, where they showed Bobby who was waffle boss.  The menu prominently displays the wafel that won them that competition:

So OF COURSE I had to try it! People love their wafels & dinges so I had to wait a bit.  The good thing was that I got a fresh, hot wafel. Yes, they make them fresh in the truck!  Here are some balls of dough, patiently waiting to be made into yummy wafels:

Glub glub. I want to eat that.

So I waited patiently for my wafel, entertained by jars of Spekuloos.  (By the way, have you had spekuloos before? It is diviiine!  It tastes like creamy, cinamonny, gingerbready goodness.  I recently picked up some faboo spekuloos cookies in the Amsterdam airport.  Twice.  Anyone got a spekuloos cookie connection and want to hook me up?)

Aaaanyway, I finally get my hot little hands on my throwdown wafel and it. is. awesome!  The wafel is hot, chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and not-too-sweet.  The whipped cream is a light and easy complement to the rich, creamy spekuloos spread.  I almost went back for a second, but I showed restraint (after the Japanese food. And latke. And wafel. Yeah, that’s restraint).

Wafels & Dinges is an indulgent but affordable dessert, with freshly made fare and friendly owners.  If you see this sunny yellow truck around your neighborhood, definitely check them out.

Wafels & Dinges
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Locations also on the W&D website

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18 Comments

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    lobster
    January 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Love the wafels and dinges truck! I tried the spekuloos last time and it tasted like….spreadable Teddy Grahams 😀

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    Jessica
    January 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Okay, my breakfast smoothie has worn off. I need one of these.

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    Sandra
    January 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I am just eating cereals, and wish to have at least one of those..Looks so tempting!!!

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    lavenderpug
    January 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    i've never had it with the spekuloos before–i'll have to try that next time i'm lucky enough to come across a truck!

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    San Jose Love
    January 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I've had the pleasure of trying the liege waffles from this truck and it's truly amazing. I missed it for weeks after my NY vacation. and now I miss it some more…

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    Mo
    January 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    omg, just when I thought waffles couldn't get any better!
    Forget this banana I'm eating, I need a waffle and some spekuloos.

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    carol
    January 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove W&D!!! They're by my work every Friday and by my apartment every Sunday. Sad how I know that right? 🙂

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    Sugar
    January 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I might need to fly to NYC just to eat those right now!!! So hungry!

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    lexiscafe
    January 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Those look absolutely amazing. I need to make it to NYC just to eat. I remember watching that episode of Bobby Flay, looks delish.

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    Morgan
    January 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Looks. So. Good!

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    D. Marie
    January 19, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Oh my goodness…where was this truck when we were in NYC last weekend! I doubt they would be near Times Square though…too busy?! Yum!!

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    Katie
    January 20, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I have one word: YUM! I want one!

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    Kim
    January 20, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Oh yuuuummmmm! Delicious photos 🙂

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    Christina
    January 20, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Oh my gosh, I shouldn't have looked at this post while was hungry 🙂 Yum!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    January 20, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Waffles + cream = yum!

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    Marissa
    January 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    holy moly send some of that goodness to the Emerald City, Pls and Thank you 🙂 I have not seen waffles similar to images 1 & 6 since traveling to Belgium in 2000. I never thought I missed them until now, mmmmmmmmmm

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    Big Mouth Bride
    January 21, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Breakfast is my favorite meal – the idea of having a waffle at any time of day? Sign.me.up.

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    Dina
    January 31, 2011 at 3:15 am

    they look great. want to try them.

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