Le Petit Belge

By grace.g.yang ยท May 6, 2008
Under: Desserts,East Village

Over the weekend, I was headed to Union Square from the west village on the bus and saw that Le Petit Belge had finally opened. Chris and I immediately got off the bus (it wasn’t moving that fast anyway) and we hopped over to Le Petit Belge to try their waffles. The store had just opened on Friday and seemed really busy (they had brownie samples! But my brownie sample had a gray hair in it!). Le Petit Belge:

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Le Petit Belge serves a couple of items – BerryWild frozen yogurt, handmade chocolates and marizpan, and freshly made waffles:

You can get the waffles with any of the toppings that you can put on your frozen yogurt, so Chris and I decided to go with whipped cream, raspberries, and strawberries (it adds up pretty quickly because each topping is 75 cents). I asked if the strawberries were fresh or if they were in syrup and the guy told me that everything is fresh (even their dough) because they’re European and that’s how they do things in Europe. The guys in the back were preparing waffles before people were ordering, so I was worried that the waffle was going to be cold when we got it:

The dough looked very sticky and gooey, but not like a waffle mix that you spoon into the waffle press – the guy working the waffle press was holding the dough in his hands and putting it into the press. They assembled our raspberry, strawberry, whipped cream waffle after it cooled down for a bit:

We were walking as quickly as possible so we could find a seat or a table (we eventually settled on the Bank of America ATM on 14th) but we immediately dove into our delicious waffle. The dough has a great texture and it slightly chewy (not because it’s undercooked). Chris agreed that it was a lot better than Wafels and Dinges.

Tip: They’re definitely still working out kinks (it took forever for the cashier to take orders because of distractions) so be patient – the waffles are worth the wait!

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