Wafels and Dinges

By grace.g.yang ยท January 22, 2008
Under: Brunch,Cheap Eats,Desserts,East Village,Things to do in NYC

Justin and I took a lunch break in Union Square one afternoon because we read online that the Wafels and Dinges truck was set up by Trader Joe’s for the day (they change locations on a weekly basis). I’m really into food that comes out of a truck (DessertTruck, Chicken and Rice, bulgogi, smoothies, etc), and I’ve been meaning to check out the Wafels and Dinges truck for a while. It’s owned by Belgians that claim to have REAL wafels. [sic] I’m usually out of town on the weekdays for work, but luckily, I was in town and the Wafels and Dinges truck was close enough for me to stop by. Justin and I went down to 14th and 3rd and ordered from the truck:

I decided to order the Cinnamon liege:

Everything is pre-made (I didn’t see much batter lying around) and they take the liege or the waffle and heat it up using the wafflemaker. The cinnamon liege was chewy and …slightly soggy. Neither of us were fans.

Justin was contemplating what to order (there’s actually not that much on the menu) but we couldn’t decide what toppings to order. You can get the waffle with one topping, three toppings, or a combination of ALL of the toppings (I think the combination of all of the toppings costs around $7.50). We had to order the waffle with ALL OF THE TOPPINGS KNOWN TO MAN (duh!):

Okay, I exaggerated…just every topping known to the Wafels and Dinges truck. Dinges, if you were wondering, are the toppings you can add to your waffle/liege. Our waffle had strawberries, dulce de leche, chocolate fudge, butterscotch, whipped cream, AND powdered sugar. The chocolate fudge was my favorite – it reminded me of the cold fudge Jarlings Custard Cup serves (something I’d have EVERY summer). Other than the cold fudge, the waffle wasn’t very crispy and it was kind of stale.

After we ordered, a older Russian woman came by and asked the owner how much the waffles were. She decided to order a liege because it’s $1 cheaper, but after the owner told her it was still $4, she walked away and the owner said he’d sell it to her for $1!! WTF we just paid $4 for ours!! I didn’t know it was negotiable!!

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