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Mushrooms ‘n waffle @ Planta

Now, chicken and waffles is an all-time soul food classic — but what happens when you make it vegan? We’re about to find out at Planta, this funky vegan joint at Bay and Bloor. I was actually here before for some jackfruit tacos and deep-fried mushrooms, so I knew their shrooms were legit…but how would they taste on a waffle?

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Now, there’s nothing wrong with the mushrooms here — deep-fried, crispy and delicious. The waffle itself wasn’t bad, but not the best I’ve had. I wasn’t really feeling the combo of the mushroom gravy and maple sriracha, though. And I don’t think the flavour of the shrooms works as well with waffles like chicken does. But I would totally put some of those mushrooms on top of a burger, bro…maybe even a Beyond Meat one?

This waffle should be illegal, cuz nobody should feel this good!!!

So, we’re hanging out at Cacao 70, this funky little dessert chain that’s all over Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary… they’ve even got one in Kingston! But right now we’re on Queen St W, just a projectile vomit’s spray away from the worst McDonald’s in western civilization. Only we ain’t after-gaming it, bro — it’s the middle of the afternoon, and we’re here for dessert!!!

Now, they call this the Illegal Chocolate Waffle, and I’m pretty sure Lee Aaron wrote a song about it or something. You’ve got a fluffy Belgian waffle, topped with milk chocolate and caramelized bananas. Then on the side, you’ve got more chocolate — crunchy chocolate cereal, melted chocolate for dipping…and oh yeah, some ice cream with chocolate on top!

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This is pretty much the perfect bite right here. You’ve got that waffle swimming in chocolate sauce, with a big piece of banana on top…and some ice cream on the knife coming right up. Dude, ice cream on the knife was like my favourite Helix song, bro!!!!

(Oh, wait…)

That’s a hunka hunka burning waffles, bro!

Now, I don’t normally eat waffles unless there’s fried chicken involved. But here at Old School, this funky little joint on Dundas West, they’ve got this brunch dish that’s a festival of funk in Flavourtown—the Elvis Waffle is in the building:

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OK, now let’s break it down. You’ve got this big ol’ fluffy waffle, chopped in four, covered with “I can’t believe it’s not peanut butter,” drizzled with caramel, and then they take a couple deep-fried bananas, and add bacon? Dude, it’s like I’m caught in a trap and I can’t walk out cuz I can’t stop eating this, Dwight Bro-kam!!!!

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Now, the waffles are cooked perfectly, the bacon is on point (although I couldda used at least twice as much bacon), but the deep-fried bananas are what makes it. Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, I could eat that off a flip-flop! Dude, these bananas are bananas…and bananas is good!!!!

I’ve got a candy crush on this super-sweet waffle!

So, we’re hanging out at Junked Food Co, this funky little joint on Queen W that served up the most totally awesome taco at Tacofest 2016. They actually don’t have tacos on the menu, but you can get mac ‘n cheese, deep-dish pizza, Dorito-bag nachos…oh, and save room for dessert, cuz they’re serving up these funky waffles with all kinds of junk on top!

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OK, let’s break it down. You’ve got a Belgian-style waffle, with Froot Loops, vanilla fluff, Swedish Berries, sour gummies and icing sugar. Eating this in one sitting will leave you wired for hours! You can’t buy this sugar high anywhere else, bro!!!

 

It’s like Bubble Waffles Gone Wild, bro!!!!

So, we’re hanging out at Sugar Marmalade, this funky little Asian dessert joint in the Dragon City Mall in downtown Chinatown. Dude, the menu at this place has more pages than The Cheesecake Factory’s–and it’s almost all desserts, too! You’ve got parfaits, you’ve got panna cotta, you’ve got crepes, you’ve got puddings, you’ve got jellies, you’ve got dumplings, you’ve got cheesecakes and shaved ice and smoothies and bubble teas…and the list goes on.

There is so much stuff here that it’s hard to decide what to get, but when I saw the Hong Kong style bubble waffles, I was all over that like Jackie Chan, bro! And this ain’t yer average waffle, either:

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OK, let’s break it down. You’ve got a chocholic’s paradise right here. Chocolate waffle, covered in powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, a ring of bananas, a scoop of chocolate ice cream–and yes, that is a full Oreo on the other side! Man, this dessert was so rich, it’s like Martin Shkreli on a sundae! This is the $2-million bite right here, pharma bro:

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FRONT STREET FOODS: This potato waffle is fully loaded—and you don’t even need a license!

Now, the waffle is a very versatile dish, dude. There’s this funkalicious Triple-D joint down in Syracuse, Funk ‘n Waffles, where they’re serving up all kindsa funky waffles—pulled pork, spinach Florentine, thanksgiving dinner…but one thing I don’t see on their menu is a potato waffle. Toronto 1, Syracuse 0.

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OK, so check it out. They take a potato, and cook it in a waffle iron, then add cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and chives. It’s got the texture of a waffle but the taste of a baked potato—this dish is magically delicious, bro!

Oh, and it comes with a great big side of salad, in case you’re into that:

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