Move over, donuts; waffles are the hot new hand-held treat. Here are three new spots to score one.
This casual eatery on the SDSU campus slings thin and crisp 250-calorie, yeast-risen waffles sandwiched with savory or sweet fillings, and Liège waffles, a denser alternative made from brioche-style dough with crunchy pearl sugar. Standouts include roasted mushroom and goat cheese with sweet balsamic, lemon cream, and berry, and the Liège waffle sundae with frozen custard.
5157 College Avenue
Wow Wow Waffle
Get Liège waffles topped with everything from candied bacon to cookie butter at this cozy shop in North Park (pictured above). Try the Fresh ‘N Light, a pearl sugar-studded waffle with organic Greek yogurt and berries, or the Spice, a savory creation with brown sugar bacon, jalapeños, and Spring Hill pepper jack cheese curds.
3519 30th Street—behind the laundromat!
CH Projects’ new deli concept near Petco Park serves a smattering of sandwiches made with warm cornmeal waffles. The savory options are best, particularly the fried egg, bacon, and American cheese. If your cravings lean sweet, hazelnut butter and banana is the way to go. To drink, let proprietor (and master mixologist) Anthony Schmidt set you up
with a basil G&T.
795 J Street