Have you ever had a perfect waffle? Was it a Belgian waffle with a crispy, crunchy crust, and a light, airy interior?
Have you ever felt the unadulterated joy that comes with filling each little indent with gooey, maple syrup and melted butter? We're not talking Eggos here. We're talkin' the real deal, the homemade kind.
Whether you like yours smothered in caramel and chocolate with a mound of fresh fruit and whipped cream, or simply with butter and syrup, there's essentially a waffle combination for everyone in NYC.
To be honest, we're not picky when it comes to this breakfast confection. It's essentially just a mini, crispy cake with no real nutritional value, but it's damn tasty.
We've already told you about the best pancakes and best French toast in NYC, so here our favorite spots (in no particular order) for some delicious waffles:
1. Doowop Griddle (3105 Avenue H - Brooklyn)
chill_i_gotthis Strawberry fields Belgium waffle with chocolate Nuttella, and Bacon. Glazed with powder sugar. Breakfast is served!
This spot is worth the trip to Brooklyn just for some waffles. They have a pretty amazing selection of waffles for breakfast or dinner, so whether you're craving savory or sweet, you'll be happy.
We have a bit of a sweet tooth, so we love the "Strawberry Fields," which is a Nutella and strawberry waffle. Do we really have to explain this? Nutella and strawberry waffle. Boom.
2. Petite Abeille (44 West 17th Street)
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Looking for an incredible Belgian waffle? If you're a waffle aficionado, you need to try Petite Abeille. With 7 different types of waffles, you'll certainly find one that'll please your tastebuds.
You may need to wait on a bit of a line for brunch, but their "Dame Blanche" waffles with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream are definitely worth it.
If that's too "vanilla" for you, try the "Brazilian" with coffee ice cream, caramel sauce, roasted caramelized nuts, and whipped cream.
3. Buttermilk Channel (524 Court Street - Brooklyn)
mondos_meals Fried pork chop with cheddar cheese waffles. Wow it's a sick dish. #brooklyn #mondosmeals #eat #food #brooklyn
If you've got a hankering for some chicken and waffles, this isn't the list for you (you can find that here), but this place has a brunch variation that you HAVE to try. Have you ever heard of a cheddar waffle? We hadn't either, until we tried the cheddar waffle at Buttermilk Channel.
This cheddar waffle is only a side, unless you want the whole hog. By that we mean a fried pork chop on a cheddar waffle with poorhouse farm maple syrup. It's the perfect combination for a savory brunch.
4. Penelope (159 Lexington Avenue)
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Are you a pumpkin lover, but pretty bummed that you can't really find any delicious pumpkin dishes in NYC in the winter? You're in luck, because Penelope has some pretty insane "Punkin' waffles."
These pumpkin waffles are served with apple butter, dried cranberries, toasted cinnamon-cardamom pecans, and warm baked apples. If there ever was a more interesting waffle dish, we haven't found it.,
5. Sarabeth's (various locations)
erinndra Pumpkin waffle 😋
With five pretty swanky locations, Sarabeth's is a pretty pricey spot for some brunch, but it's more than worth it. Like Penelope, Sarabeth's offers some pretty amazing, but different, pumpkin waffles.
Sarabeth's "pumpkin waffle" is served with sour cream, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and honey. It's the perfect amount of sweetness and savoriness.
6. Sweet Chick (164 Bedford Avenue - Brooklyn)
overtnyc The best way to start the day with ricotta waffle pancakes @sweetchicklife #Sweetchick #Brunch #NewYorkCity #FollowTheGirl #Waffles #foodporn #pancakes
Sometimes you really want a waffle that varies from the original only slightly. The Sweet Chick waffle is perfect for just a touch of change.
It's served with fresh berries, ricotta cheese, and spiced honey. It's served every weekday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7. Jack's Wife Freda (224 Lafayette Street)
ellaesalexis Starting the morning off right 😋 #worththehype #yesthiswasallforme
Do you love rose? In food, it's a pretty hit-or-miss flavor. Just a drop too much, and the whole dish will be overly fragrant. However, Jack's Wife Freda has hit the perfect balance of rose to waffle ratio. We're not so sure what that balance is, but we know they've hit it.
Their "rosewater waffle" is served with lebanese yogurt, mixed berries, and honey syrup. If you're feeling a bit adventurous, you have to try this waffle. But make sure to get some of their house cured duck bacon, because it's amazing.
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