Wafels & Dinges Truck: Cinnamon Liege Wafel is Better Than Vanilla

Date September 4, 2008

You’re looking at Vanilla (top) & Cinnamon (bottom) Liege Wafels from the Wafels & Dinges Truck. Try to ignore the deliciousness of both the liege wafels below, because one is significantly better. Read on to find out which wafel’s better, what a liege wafel actually is plus how to maximize your cost/delicious quota with the “Wafel of Massive Deliciousness.”

Vanilla Liege ($4) with Nutella (+$1), Strawberries (+$1) & Powdered Sugar

Cinnamon Liege ($4) with Nutella (+$1) & Whipped Cream (+$1)

What’s a Liege Wafel?

  • Smaller, sweeter and denser than regular Belgain Waffles
  • Covered in a caramelized sugar coating giving it a lightly sweet flavor.
  • According to the Wafels & Dinges Truck Menu, Liege is the “other” Belgian wafel, the one the Belgians kept secret from the world. It’s packed with sugar pearls that burst with irresistible aromas and caramelized flavors.

I don’t know about any “bursting”, but I do know Liege wafels are damn tasty.

Vanilla Liege with Nutella, Strawberries & Powdered Sugar

Why is the Cinnamon Liege better than Vanilla?

Nutella is essential for any delicious wafel, so in this case it was the equalizer, covering the surface of the cinnamon and vanilla liege. So why is the cinnamon better? One reason, and I quote my first Wafels & Dingers post to find it…

“It tastes like a hot Cinnabon with the consistency and texture of the best Cinnamon Danish you’ve ever had, airy, yet fibrous and dense all at once.”

Cinnamon Liege with Nutella & Whipped Cream (above & below)

“Wafel of Massive Deliciousness”

Imagine this: Any wafel with as many dinges (toppings) as you want for just $7.  That’s a wafel plus unlimited toppings for $7 total. Wafles & Dinges calls it “pimping” your wafel, NYC Food Guy calls it the potential end of his 34-inch waistline.

Here’s a list of available dinges:

  • Strawberries
  • Whipped Cream
  • Nutella
  • Dulce De Leche
  • Maple Syrup
  • Belgian Chocolate Fudge


There you have it, the cinnamon liege combines the best of a Cinnabon and an amazing danish all covered in Nutella. The vanilla liege can’t provide anything close to that, no matter what toppings you add. Stick with the NYC Food Guy, I won’t disappoint.

Wafels & Dinges Truck

Various Locations
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 646-257-2592

18 Responses to “Wafels & Dinges Truck: Cinnamon Liege Wafel is Better Than Vanilla”

  1. lauren said:

    do you say somewhere how much they cost? I can see for myself they are delicious…

  2. AG said:

    They are delicious, and (for Lauren) quite inexpensive. If you go on their website you will see a waffle is $4 and topping are $1 a piece (unless you go crazy and then it’s $7 total).

    They stop in park slope on weekends for all your Brooklynites

    NYCFoodGuy, have a nice summer? Good eats and drinks?

  3. Timothy Allen said:

    I love this site!

    I could have posted that on any of the dozen or so entries on this page, because Lawrence simply kicks ass with his writing and photos. It truly is one of the few web sites that actually… literally… makes me fucking hungry!

  4. The NYC Food Guy said:


    Apologies, Check out that “Wafel of Massive Deliciousness”. All you need is $7.


    Dude, good to hear from you. Thanks for filling in for me price wise. Summer was good dude, a lot of good food and drink but not enough posted on the site yet. How’s everything on your end?


    Fast Food Critic represent.

  5. tim allen autoslurp mechanism said:

    i thought nycfoodguy was the only one who’s allowed to slurp on this site, and then tim allen comes on and officially slurps the hellllll outta the food guy hahah

    tim allen, where is al borland these days?

  6. AG said:

    Good to hear the Summer was nice. Plenty of food and drinks on my end as well. Trying to catch up with posting some over the past few weeks. Had a few amazing meals and then others which weren’t so amazing. Looking forward to the fall with the World Brewfest, NYC Wine and Food Festival and all the new restaurants opening. Keep eating.

  7. Danny said:

    Ah… gotta love the wafel and dinges. I love it when they have free toppings sometimes!

  8. The NYC Food Guy said:


    Free Toppings???!?!? I’ve never gotten any of those. I think the next stop is the Wafel of Massive Deliciousness, one wafel with all the dinges. How you been dude? Any exciting eats of late? We still have to do Flushing, it’s been talked about for way too long.

  9. keepmefed said:

    i found a recipe for these! and since i’m not in new york, i’ll just have to make these for myself. but next time i’m in town, i definitely have to drop by this place!

  10. The NYC Food Guy said:


    Recipe? Wow. I’d love to see the results when you cook them up. Where are you from? When are you coming into town next?

  11. Before Sunrise said:

    Came to this site throught the Levain Bakery blog. Will definitely check in regularly. These wafels look delicious! How have I never had one before? 🙂

  12. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Before Sunrise,

    Welcome, great to have you here. You definitely need to hit the Wafels & Dinges truck, its no joke. Whats your favorite cookie at Levain?

  13. Before Sunrise said:

    My favourite is chocolate chip and walnut followed by oatmeal raisin.

    Not a fan of the more chocolaty ones (imagine a woman saying that!!!)

    How about you?

  14. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Before Sunshine,

    That’s funny, my favorite is the chocolate chip walnut as well, far and away, none of the others come close in my opinion. I’ve had every style numerous times and I think I have to give the chocolate chocolate chip my “2nd best” title just because its such death by chocolate. After that its Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal raisin last. Have you had any cookies anywhere else that even remotely compare? Check out my Jacques Torres post if you’re interested in trying an different but delicious cookie thats right down the block from Levain. Where are you from?

    What are some of your other favorite desserts in NYC?

  15. Before Sunrise said:

    I’ve been to Jacques Torres but have never bought anything for myself, will have to try that cookie, looks great!

    Haven’t had cookies anywhere else that compare. My cousin told me to go to Levain and haven’t really tried any others since 🙂

    Desserts in NYC? Not my forte as I don’t go out for dessert usually, but I read a review on the Carnegie Deli cheesecake and have been wanting to try it ever since. Ever been there? Ever had the cheesecake?

    I live here in NYC but originally from Brazil.

  16. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Before Sunrise,

    Definitely try that cookie. My brother (Lil NYC Food Guy) read in the NY Times that Jacques Torres’ chocolate comes in disc-shape pieces thereby making the cookie layer upon thin layer of choclatey cookie goodness.

    As crazy as it sounds, nothing will compare to Levain. I haven’t eaten anything that comes close, especially when Levain’s cookies are fresh out of the oven or still warm.

    I personally don’t go to Carnegie Deli because if I’m spending that kind of money on deli in NYC, I’m going to Katz’s. Have you been there? I don’t know about Carnegie’s Cheesecake but I do know their pastrami sandwich is big enough for 3-4 people. If you want to try some great Italian cheesecake go over to Veniero’s on 11th street off 1st Ave. Also pick up some pignoli nut cookies their, they’re light and filled with almond paste.

  17. Before Sunrise said:

    OK. Deal, Next time I indulge in a cookie, will be at Jacques Torres. Will let you know what I think!

    Carnegie Deli is expensive? Never been there, so wouldn’t know. I’ve had the pignoli nut cookies at Veniero’s (delicious). When I’m down there again, might give the cheesecake a try. Thanks for the tips.

  18. Spitfire 690 said:

    keepmefed, do share the recipe with the rest of us jealous non-NYers!!! I had Wafels and Dinges earlier this month when I visited my sister, who lives in Park Slope. In fact, it was the first thing we did. I’m green with envy that she can have them every weekend….

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