I was never a fan of food that was sold on the street. Not even pretzels or what New Yorkers refer to “dirty water dogs.” (a.k.a. hot dogs stands). Don’t even get me started on coffee that comes off a cart. But times have changed. Food trucks now are all the rage. NYC is a hub of food trucks specializing in anything you can think of.
Just to name few, there are:
· Gorilla Cheese NYC selling gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches,
· The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck that has ice cream treats delicious and original you won’t see them anywhere else,
· Chef Rocco Dispirito even has one selling healthy foods.
I have not yet tried these but they are on my to do list, which is growing by the second. For every item I cross off, it appears five more go on.
But one food truck I am proud and satisfied to say I have tried, loved, and can cross off my list, despite that I will be going back, is: Wafels and Dinges.
Can I just say I love the Belgians!! They are geniuses. I will never be able to eat an Eggo again. It turns out I didn’t even know what a real “wafel” is suppose to taste like. Yes I know there is only one “f” that’s they way they do it in Belgium, and I adore it.
This truck may look small but it holds treasures. I love that the people working inside are Belgian. It’s so much more authentic that way.
Dinges are the toppings that go on the wafels. There are the basics: chocolate, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, whipped cream, caramel, Nutella (a hazelnut/chocolate spread), and a unique favorite: spekuloos spread (a gingerbread/ peanut butter crossbreed). Any of these will create a wafel to die for. I had the strawberries and spekuloos. All of the wafel creations automatically come with powered sugar on top. A word to the wise, do not wear black while eating powered sugar. Sadly, I learned that the hard way.
As usual I had some friends come along, so you get to see a variety of wafels and their dinges.
I honestly don’t know what else I can say. The only thing I know is that every time I look at these pictures my mouth waters and I have an intense craving I have to ignore until I can go again. It feels like a form of torture. But I have put on a brave face for all of you.
You need to follow Wafel and Dinges online on Facebook or Twitter and find a truck near you. Once you do, you will be hooked for life.
In a related story, I am looking into a vacation in Belgium.
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