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Waffles? Not just for breakfast anymore

Posted July 23, 2014

Belgian Waffology (Image by John Huisman)

— Thanks to a tip from my friend Art over at The Wandering Sheppard I recently caught up with a new food truck I have been looking forward to experiencing for quite some time. Now, this is no ordinary food truck. This is the Triangle’s very own waffle truck called Belgian Waffology. It is operated by owner François Kerckhof of Belgium and features both sweet and savory Belgian waffles! If the crowd around this truck last week is any indication, I’d say it is a huge hit!

Now, a little about the waffles. Liege waffles are waffles made from a dough containing pearl sugar. This waffle is thicker, heavier and chewy. Brussels waffles are what most people think of when they think of a Belgian waffle. They are made from a batter and are typically light, crusty, golden and rectangular.

Toppings offered for both range from fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream to Nutella, bananas, cinnamon and honey. There are also savory options like goat cheese, walnuts, apples, tomatoes and mozzarella. I am a huge fan of liege waffles so I tried one of those with fresh strawberries. I loved the crispy outside and chewy inside. Absolutely perfect.

Francois and his crew make all the waffles from scratch on the truck using waffle irons from Belgium. A plain waffle (a treat in itself) runs $4. Prices range up to $8 depending on the various sweet and savory topping combos. You can also grab a drink to wash the waffle down including coffee roasted right here in the Triangle from Carrboro Coffee.

To keep tabs on where the waffle truck will be next (the truck’s name is “Freddy,” by the way) check out the schedule online. You can also follow the truck on Twitter to get updates on their daily location.

This article originally appeared on John Huisman’s blog Triangle Explorer on May 20, 2014.

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  • Dave Roth Jul 24, 2014
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    Gaufres du Liege are unlike any other waffle, and if you've never had a real one, you need to. They are perfect all by themselves. I've never had any American "Belgian Waffle" that could compare.

  • jmoxley2010 Jul 23, 2014

    waaaaaafffffffffffffffffffffffffflllllllllleeeeeeeeeesssssss
    s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christopher Byrne Jul 23, 2014
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    Waffles are yummy; but they should only be eaten for breakfast, like cereal. Seeing someone eat cereal for dinner makes me uncomfortable. Eggs, bacon grits, bicuits for dinner? Of course!!!

  • Thomas Fenske Jul 23, 2014
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    Breakfast, including good old standard waffles, has always been one of my favorite "dinners" ...
    In fact, waffles sounds pretty good for dinner tonight!

  • sunshine1040 Jul 23, 2014

    I have eaten waffles with turkey ah la king as a main course over 60 years ago also had them as dessert as a child so when were they ever just for breakfast

  • sinenomine Jul 23, 2014

    Actually, they are just for breakfast anymore - if then.