[New York City] Awarded “Best Belgian Waffle in NYC”, “Most Popular Food Truck”, “25 Most Fantastic Food Trucks”, Winner of the “NYC Vendy Awards” (this is like the Oscar of street foods) and “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on the Food Network…
Wah, wah, wah, a trip to NYC seems not complete without trying Wafels and Dinges.
Wafels and Dinges started as a food truck, selling Belgian, Brussels and Liege waffles.
Dinges (Guess how you pronounce that?) is a Flemish slang word that means ‘whatchumacallit’, or just about anything and everything goes.
My tour guide who is a supposedly NYC food truck expert called it ‘din-gurs’. (Should be right).
Most would go for their signature Brussels Wafle (USD$6) which is light and crispy. Or you can try the Liege which is soft and chewy, or mini ones called ‘Wafelini’. (This is NYC, they call it anything they want.)
The first topping of the dinges is free, additional ones are at USD$1 each, and a scoop of ice cream at USD$2.
Choose from the favourite spekuloos spread (they really mean ‘speculoos’), dulce de leche (candy milk), Belgian chocolate fudge, Vermont maple syrup, walnuts, banana, Nutella, strawberry or spekuloos crumble.
It could be the weather, and the places that I was in. I tried Wafels and Dinges in Herald Square and Central Park, and it was amazeballs.
Eat them immediately after buying. Don’t wait.
Hot nutella sauce over a dense scoop of ice cream, sitting on top of chewy soft waffles with a little crispy exterior, further sprinkled with powdered sugar. The wafel served in a box is the size of a palm, but that should be worth a thousand calories.
This is the type of food mums will say “Don’t eat!” and go on to buy a portion for themselves.
As with most of American desserts, I also find this too sweet. Despite my love for it, I couldn’t finish beyond half.
Eat this with a friend, share the wafel, share the calories and also the joy.
Additional note: The Wafels and Dinges at Herald Square (outside Macy’s. Did I hear “shopping”?) is at a fixed place, the rest are moving food trucks.
Wafels and Dinges
Herald Square (at 35th street, between Broadway & 6th Ave), New York, NY 10001
(D,F,N,Q trains at all times, R train at all times except late nights, B & M trains weekdays)
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)