A huge congratulations to Christine on the successful Boston Food Truck Festival. I sadly was not able to attend as I had obligations in New York, and so I made sure to hit up a food truck where I was. You may have seen the Wafels and Dinges truck as the featured opponent on Throwdown with Bobby Flay on Food Network. I had been once before and I actually had a Groupon for the truck so I decided to use it this weekend.
The truck offers two types of wafels, the light and crispy Brussels wafel that Americans are most familiar with, and the soft and chewy liege wafel that is the specialty of the W&D truck. Each liege is made is made fresh to order on the waffle iron. The dough is made with Belgian extra large grain pearl sugar that melts and caramelizes as the wafel cooks. Dinges is Belgian for toppings. The dinges offered include strawberries, bananas, fudge, dulce de leche, walnuts, nutella, maple syrup, ice cream, and speculoos, the Belgian spread made from sweet, spiced cookies.
The first time I went to the truck, I got the liege wafel with fudge and whipped cream. With the Groupon, you could get a wafel with ice cream and unlimited toppings, so we went with vanilla ice cream, speculoos, fudge, strawberries, and whipped cream. Unlimited toppings are fun, of course, but the wafels themselves are delicious. They are warm, chewy, and just slightly crispy on the outside. But with the overload of toppings, it was hard to notice the tiny pockets inside the wafel where the pearl sugar had melted. I would definitely recommend trying them for the first time with only one or two toppings so that you can really taste the wafel.
Wafels and Dinges
New York, NY