Thursday 26 August 2021

National Waffle Day in Vancouver

Krause Berry Farms | Raspberry Waffle

Waffles are this magical food that is acceptable as a breakfast but can also be enjoyed as a dessert. Waffles can be sweet or savoury, square or round, fluffy or chewy, Brussels or liege, fresh or frozen, the possibilities are endless! Waffles also happen to be one of my guilty pleasures that make me happy. 

Needless to say, if I had to pick between pancakes or waffles, I would hands down pick waffles every single time. No matter the circumstance, waffles will forever be superior to pancakes. Prove me wrong in the comments below! 

In Vancouver, Nero Waffles has been the place that I hit up for my waffle fix. There is a Robson Street location, but I prefer the Seymour location that is on the cusp of Yaletown. The location is gorgeous and is a dine-in restaurant setting which really gives it character and makes it more appealing to me. The Seymour location also boasts a spacious patio with heaters for the winter. Basically, the vibes at Nero Waffles are perfection. 

Nero is a Belgian Waffle Bar and serves two types:

LIEGE - brioche type dough. Small circular. Sweet and chewy

BRUSSELS - Egg white and yeast-leavened dough. Rectangular, unsweetened, light and crisp

I enjoy the Brussels Waffle because I love the airy texture and being an unsweetened batter, it works well with both savoury and sweet toppings. My top 3 picks:

Heaven | Fresh Strawberries, whip and red berry coulis

Orange Mousse | Vanilla Ice Cream, chocolate mousse and orange sections. 

Rocket | Havarti cheese, spicy aioli, arugula, grape tomatoes and poached eggs

Nero is great, but in the spring and summer, I will make the drive out to Krause Berry Farms. Fluffy waffles are piled generously high with freshly picked berries from the farm. A big swirl of real whipped cream and a drizzle of Krause Berry Farms own berry syrups. Personally, I get mine with no syrup because the berries are already so sweet and delicious that it feels silly to drown them in syrup. 

The sliced strawberries are my number 1, then raspberries. During the fall, Krause does a lovely cinnamon apple as well as a pumpkin batter waffle. I have never been fond of blueberries which is crazy considering BC is one of the biggest producers of blueberries. Just never liked them. 

Let me know where what is your favourite waffle spot! 


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