Waffle Batter Versus Belgian Dough

At the Civic Center farmers’ market, there is a truck run by hard-core artisanal waffle snobs. Really. They’re very friendly, and they hate batter. They import waffle dough from Belgium. pane asked ’em why they don’t use batter. “‘Batter is bullshit,’ opined one of the guys, who told me Americans basically cooked pancake batter in a waffle iron, while a Belgian waffle was an entirely different animal.”

As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. Or, perhaps in this case, in the waffle? And the waffle is delicious. “This was different than any waffle I’ve tried: crisp on the outside, chewy and intensely flavorful on the inside. A bit sour, a bit sweet,” describes pane. At $3, it’s one great hand-held snack.

Belgian Waffle Truck [Civic Center]

Civic Center farmers’ market
1292 Market Street (between Seventh and Eighth streets), San Francisco

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