Eat Your Way Through National Waffle Day at These NYC Hotspots
A warm waffle – whether it be crispy, toasted or fluffy, topped with butter or bathed in syrup – is a breakfast dream. From fresh fruits to chocolate chips, bacon and whipped cream, there is no limit to the tasty ingredients you can use to glam up your waffle. Though traditionally a breakfast food, the waffle has made its way into brunch, lunch and dinner menus all around the world, with waffle sandwiches being one of our top choices. In honor of National Waffle Day, we’ve decided to give you some tips and tricks on where to find the best waffles (for every meal of the day) in NYC. Whether you’re a breakfast girl, a brunch babe, a lunch aficionado or a dinner queen, this festive day is what all your carb dreams are made of. Don’t miss out!
Breakfast at Empire Steak House
- 237 West 54th Street, NYC
An unusual spot for a waffle dish, but enchanting nonetheless, this classic steakhouse serves a traditional breakfast waffle with a twist. Take a walk on the wild side and try out the Beer Ale Waffles topped with bruleed banana and cinnamon butter. Rich, creamy, sweet and bathed in warm butter, can you think of a better breakfast food?
Brunch at Wafels & Dinges
- Broadway and 17th St, NY
- 60th and 5th Ave, NY, NY
- Broadway and 66th St, NY
The most charming spot for traditional Belgian waffles in the city, this trendy food truck has gained ample praise for its delightful wafels on the go. Today’s start of the day is the Pearable Wafel made with your favorite Brussels or Liege wafel and fresh Bartlett pears, blueberries, walnut-brown sugar crumble. Three gourmet trucks from Wafels & Dinges will be at three different Manhattan locations, so run along and catch them while you can!
Lunch at Pampano
- 209 East 49th Street, NYC
For lunch and dinner, Executive Chef Lucero Martinez of Placido Domingo’s deluxe Coastal Mexican restaurant, gives a spicy Mexican twist to the oh-so-Brooklyn Fried Chicken and Waffles. Chicken breast is dipped in Maseca (corn flour)and fried to perfection, as is the crispy bacon adorning your soon-to-buttermilk waffle. The maple-dijon sauce takes this unusual modern Mexican-Southern dish one step further and makes it completely irresistible to our waffle-loving tastebuds. Your welcome!
Dinner at The Pavilion
- 20 Union Square West, NYC
The gorgeous outdoor space a the Union Square Pavilion is perfection any day of the summer, and with a hot and Crispy Sesame Chicken and Waffles? Carb heaven. The Asian-inspired Belgian combo is both sweet and savory just the way we like it. Topped with the restaurant’s specialty sweet and sour orange-maple sauce, this hot waffle dish is absolute insanity!