You don’t need to own a bulky waffle iron or get messy with batter to enjoy delicious waffles. Whether you prefer savoury or sweet, Toronto's got you covered with a wide variety of enticing waffles to choose from.
Get a feel for the Deep South with Southern-Fried Chicken and Waffles. The dynamic duo of crispy fried chicken and sweet buttermilk waffles, with scotch bonnet-coriander-lime syrup and homemade gravy, is available at both dinner and brunch service. The true standout - and insta-worthy selection - however, is The Bloody Jerk. While the cocktail itself sounds par for the course (vodka, Worchestershire, Jamaican jerk bitters, Harlem hot sauce, horseradish and Clamato), it’s the garnish that will wow the crowd: Harlem's Signature Mini Chicken n’ Waffles, candied plantain and deep-fried pickle.
There are a ton of places to get chicken and waffles (in fact, that's a whole separate Best Of) but what makes HOTB stand out is they go the extra mile and do sourdough waffles. Served with crispy fried chicken, sour cream, spicy maple and green onion, you've got yourself one heck of a meal.
If you prefer savory over sweet or you're looking for something a little more extreme in your waffle choices, Junked Food Co.'s waffle sandwiches (The Pulled Junk for example), might be for you: a light and crispy housemade waffle gets stuffed with Dr. Pepper pulled pork, cheddar, pickles, slaw and Jolly Rancher BBQ sauce.
Stop by the newest location on Mount Pleasant for a staggering assortment of waffle dishes. Hmm ... eggs or waffles? If this is a question you often ask yourself, you can now rest easy, as S.A. offers five options that satisfy both cravings. From Waffle Sandwiches to the Fully Loaded - made with two potato waffles served with cheese, bacon, sour cream and cheese - you’ll have to make multiple visits to work your way through the menu.
Flock’s chicken is seriously addictive. Once you try it, you can’t stop thinking about it. The waffles (available for weekend brunch), accompanied with blueberry compote whipped cream, maple syrup and chicken, are simply a must.
Tired of plain ol’ waffles? Baldwin’s Light Café offers a range of flavours to delve into, including Earl Grey, Matcha Red Bean and Charcoal Black Sesame. Bonus: these waffles have a fun, curlicue design, and mochi can be added to your order for only $1 extra.
Authentic Belgian waffles are the specialty at this cute Kensington spot. Belgian waffles boast deeper grooves and a lighter, crispier batter than the “regular” variety you’re used to. Choose from six savoury “wafels” and eight sweet selections including Crazy Marshmallow with mini marshmallow, Belgian chocolate and sprinkles. And be sure to get the “Waffle on a Stick,” the ideal snack for shopping the market (available weekends only).
The best way to try this year’s food fad is Platito’s Ube Waffle. Ube (pronounced oo-bae) is a purple yam currently having a moment in foodie culture. The striking dark purple waffle base gets topped with ube ice cream and macapuno “coconut sport,” the soft endosperm of a coconut. #Dessertgoals
Chicken and waffles is often seen as casual grub, but at Café Boulud the dish gets elevated to elegant and sophisticated for Sunday brunch. Tuck into Rotisserie Chicken & Waffles - juicy, crispy roast chicken, served with Belgian waffles, spicy maple aigre-doux - as part of your two course or three course mid-day meal.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be surprised for once, and not know what’s on the menu until you get to the restaurant? Roncey’s The Ace serves up a vegetarian Weekend Waffle for brunch on weekends that changes all the time. Not only will you have the joy of discovery to look forward to, you’ll have a whole different option available to you next weekend. Win-win.