Friday, August 20, 2010

Belgian Food Truck: Wafels & Dinges

It's been tempting me for weeks: That bright, canary yellow food truck promising "Good Things Belgian" and appearing in places around the city where I'm sure to get a whiff of its wares. I had to try it before leaving New York, so when a quick Thursday call to their Waffle Hotline told me the truck was in the environs of my office building (Midtown) and that if I gave the truck operators the stink eye I could get a discount on my order, I made a beeline for Wafels & Dinges. Or, in English, Waffles & Thingamajigs.


Torn between the "brussels wafel" (light and crispy) and the "liège wafel" (soft and chewy) I opted instead for the special "throwdown wafel." A winner from the Food Network's "Throwdown with Bobby Flay," the throwdown wafel is a liège topped with speculoos spread and whipped cream.  Merci beaucoup.  With my $1 stink eye discount, that tray of sweet Belgian deliciousness was mine for only $5. And, sorry Belgium, it was better than any waffle I ever ate in Brussels.



If you go:

Wafel & Dinges
Everywhere, New York City
Truck Location Hotline: 1-866-429-7329
Twitter: @waffletruck

4 comments:

Zhu said...

I love gauffres ! I used to have them for goûter when I was a kid in France. I wish we had these trucks instead of the poutine trucks in Canada...

Melina said...

But do they sell amazing French Fries with hundreds of different topping options?? I think not! haha

Ted C is Me said...

Tanya: The thought of you giving anyone the stink eye makes me bend double with laughter...

Tanya said...

@Melina, No, they don't, but a frites shop in my quartier called Pommes Frites does! Watch for the review.

@Ted, Yeah...it's not one of my best talents. The guy in truck look confused until I explained to him what I was doing :-)