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tulseluper Mar 4, 2010 12:50 PM

I just returned from my honeymoon, which took us to Belgium for a few wonderful days. Ever since we returned to Boston, we've sorely missed those waffles you get on the streets in carts, or in the train stations... boy, do I crave a real Belgian-style waffle. This may be wishful thinking, but is there anywhere in the Boston area (other than a beer festival) where one can get one? Or several?

Thanks!

  1. nsenada Mar 4, 2010 12:55 PM

    You're timing might be pretty good (or possibly not): http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saus/23...

    1. Alcachofa Mar 4, 2010 01:00 PM

      There used to be a real Belgian waffle stand at Quincy market. No more! Some ski areas have them.

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        tulseluper Mar 4, 2010 01:06 PM

        Saus looks great!!! Aw man, why can't they be open tonight?

        (btw... "nsenada", as in the Residents? NIce!)

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        1. re: tulseluper
          nsenada Mar 4, 2010 02:01 PM

          I do subscribe to the theory of obscurity. There was a whole food/Residents exchange recently on another thread. I realized later there were a ton more songs they wrote involving food. Good luck on the waffle quest!

        2. MC Slim JB Mar 4, 2010 02:26 PM

          The Spot Cafe in Watertown does some nice Belgian-style waffles, though I can't say how they compare to the Belgian originals.

          Deluxe Town Diner does phenomenal waffles on the weekend using the same varieties of batter they use in their pancakes: not tall, but delicious, and you don't often see sweet potato or buckwheat pancakes.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            BarmyFotheringayPhipps Mar 4, 2010 02:28 PM

            Yeah, not the least bit Belgian-style but the Deluxe sweet potato waffle with pecans is one of my favorite things to eat in the entire city.

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              MC Slim JB Mar 4, 2010 02:31 PM

              I was thinking of maybe describing Deluxe's waffles as "diner style". Much flatter and less airy than Belgians, based on pancake batter rather than yeast batter.

              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                BarmyFotheringayPhipps Mar 4, 2010 02:34 PM

                "Diner-style" would work -- I just think of them as proper waffles, which have become devilishly hard to find since everyone went Belgian-crazy back in the '90s, and which I actually don't care for unless they're really really done well, which they almost never are.

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            taooffood Mar 4, 2010 03:29 PM

            FWIW - can't remember the name, but Whole Foods Dedham and Fruit Center Milton have carried real imported (from Belgium) waffles. Not as good as fresh, but authenticwith those large sugar crystals and the right texture.

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              Desineguy Mar 7, 2010 11:17 AM

              I was at a food show last week and tried a new American brand of Liege-style waffles that should be in stores soon. Very tasty with the pearl sugar in it. The company was founded by the guy from Alexia Foods.
              http://juliansrecipe.com/

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              tulseluper Mar 5, 2010 12:40 PM

              Thanks for th' tips, ev'ryone. This whole exchange makes me wish that our city had some "street food" culture... like waffles...

              Anyway, I'll anxiously await Saus' debut.

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                bear Mar 7, 2010 01:17 PM

                I had a Belgian waffle at Mr. Crepe in Davis Sq. two years ago or so. They had the proper waffle-maker. I remember that they made them seasonally back then, (maybe for the spring?). Anyone know if they still do? Might be worth a call from the OP.

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                  dmw010 Mar 7, 2010 01:39 PM

                  Mr. Crepe has Liege waffles only during ski season. Something to do with a vendor that provides waffle makers to ski areas.

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                    bear Mar 7, 2010 02:02 PM

                    Thanks!

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