A Brief History of Waffles (and Dinges)

All the world is a waffle, and all of us are merely dinges.  The origin story of Waffles and Dinges is no less epic than the fluffy creations they are serving to this day.

All the world is a waffle, and all of us are merely dinges.  The origin story of Waffles and Dinges is no less epic than the fluffy creations they are serving to this day. It all began a decade ago, when King of the Belgians Albert II got word of what were being passed off as Belgian waffles in the far away land of New York City. These soggy sorry pancake batter excuses for Belgian waffles of course would not fly – he immediately commissioned the Special Forces from the Department of Culinary Affairs, Department of Waffles to put an end to the disgrace that were these “so called” Belgian Waffles.

Wafels with ice cream

He knighted Thomas DeGeest to “Special Envoy for Wafels”, and later crowned Rossanna Figuera as “Ambassador of Good Things”. Wafels & Dinges was born. It all started with a ‘68 Chevy Truck roaming the streets of NYC. “Wafels & Dinges‘ mission shall be to give America’s “Belgian waffles” a serious upgrade”, Albert II declared. And the rest is history…

Wafels and dinges dessert truck

 

Over the last 10 years they have been making their king proud, raking up loads of awards in New York and beyond, from “Best Dessert Truck in America” to Bobby Flays throw down.

Wondering what exactly the dinges part of Waffles and Dinges is? Well we have another lesson for you. Dinges is a Belgian slang word roughly translating to ‘watchamacallit’ and in this case it refers to all the different scrumptious toppings piling on to the waffles. Chocolate fudge, whipped cream, strawberries, maple syrup, dulce de leche the list goes on and on.  A personal favorite of ours, the Waffogato – which yes is an affogato with a freaking waffle in it.

So the next time your sweet tooth is calling, satisfaction is right around the corner at Waffles and Dinges.

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Great Steaks at Gary’s Steaks

The intoxicating scent of gooey melting cheese, dancing on the grill with sizzling steak, this is what lunch is all about. Gary’s steak serves up authentic Philadelphia style cheesesteaks, and made to order Hoagies right here on the streets of New York City.

The intoxicating scent of gooey melting cheese, dancing on the grill with sizzling steak, this is what lunch is all about. Gary’s steak serves up authentic Philadelphia style cheesesteaks, and made to order Hoagies right here on the streets of New York City.  To stay true to their Philly roots, every fresh ingredient comes straight from Philadelphia to you. With warm fresh Italian rolls from Phillies famous Amoroso Bakery to start, the freshest rib-eye, chicken, and sirloin, all grilled up and cooked to order with freshly sweet or hot peppers to bring it all home. Oh and of course it wouldn’t be a cheesesteak without, you guessed it, the cheese.

gary's steaks food truck

But hey they know their audience; this is New York after all, the land of dietary restrictions, so they have veggie options too. Finally a truck where carnivores and herbivores can come together and enjoy the best that Philly has to offer. Whether it’s the classic steak you’re craving, some fresh chicken, or veggies, they’ve got something sizzling hot on the grill just for you.  Buffalo chicken cutlet, mushroom steak, pizza steak, and even a falafel hoagie, these guys have mastered the cheesesteak in every form.

Cheesesteak food trucks

So the next time you need some sizzling steaks, freakin’ awesome falafel, and lots and lots o’ whizz, look no further than Gary’s Steaks – all around Manhattan and Brooklyn during lunchtime, and always a click away for your next event.

Your friends at the New York Food Truck Association @NYFTA

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Glazed and Confused

Some say the best things in life are free, others say the best things in life are donuts, now we’re going to let you believe whatever you want but after a visit to our newest NYFTA member Glazed and Confused, we’re sold on the latter.

Some say the best things in life are free, others say the best things in life are donuts, now we’re going to let you believe whatever you want but after a visit to our newest NYFTA member Glazed and Confused, we’re sold on the latter.

There are a lot of machines out on the streets of New York City, from cranes, to bulldozers, and all those other loud whirling thingamabobs that keep us up at night, but there’s a new machine in town and quite frankly it’s our favorite.  We’re talking about the mini donut machine, that’s right, a little machine that births perfect mini donuts.

Glazed and confused mini donuts party giveaway

So with the birth of these spectacular mini donuts, came the birth of our new friends Glazed and Confused. Dan and Larry first got started with their mini donuts in California, selling their irresistible mini masterpieces at fairs and parties. They were a hit, with the growing popularity of their new fried babies they headed east to New York City, if you can make mini donuts there you can make it anywhere.

With their wide array of anything-but-typical flavors like Bavarian cream, s’mores, or “The Hangover” featuring maple syrup and bacon, they have something for everyone. They’ve even mastered the boozy donut for the 21+ crowd. Of course you can’t stop at just one, but hey the best thing about mini donuts is that you can eat more of them! Did someone say pulled pork donuts… mmmm.

Best Mini Donuts NYC

 

With their new truck, you can get fresh and made to order mini donuts pulling right up to your next event, sure to leave all your guests glazed and confused.  

– Your friends at the New York Food Truck Association

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