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Eat Belgian Waffles in Belgium



They’re not as big as American waffles

The waffles in Belgium are about half the size of American waffles and they’re in the shape of rectangles, not circles. Before you get all teary-eyed at the decrease in waffle size, as it turns out, less is more with this European classic. But, why?

They have twice the sugar

Powdered sugar alone is just too basic for Belgians. Liège waffles are caramelized with pearl sugar on the griddle, making them sweet even before adding the toppings. The best part? You can get them for as low as 1 euro in some places.

They add gelato

Okay, we lied, it’s really three times the sugar, not that that’s a problem. Gelato makes everything better (obviously) and especially when on top of an already sugary waffle. It’s like a waffle cone, but ten trillion times better. And did I mention the gelato in Belgium also has Belgian chocolate in it? Try not to drool.

…And then they add more

I’m talking strawberries, bananas, chocolate sauce, hot fudge, caramel…basically anything your heart desires, you can add to a Belgian waffle. Are Belgians artists or geniuses for realizing the waffle’s true potential? I can’t tell, but your taste buds will be incredibly thankful they did.

They’re portable

In Belgium, waffles are mostly sold as street food, not breakfast. Although the ones with toppings are sold on plates, most are served with just a napkin and eaten with your hands. And because they’re fast food, they’re also structurally sound and ready to go wherever your European travels take you. Waffle on the go? We think yes.


Success stories

Djulia Tabuci

Jan 02 at 17:40 pm
i'm belgian, the waffles are fine i guess, maybe others woult appreciate it more

Sandra v. d. Linde

Jun 12 at 04:28 am

Fabiana van der Heiden

Apr 16 at 01:37 am
Do it every occasion I get...


Apr 14 at 23:24 pm
so good

Ine Voordeckers

Apr 14 at 12:44 pm
Many times

Lara van putten

Mar 25 at 21:06 pm

Siru Wallin

Mar 24 at 04:30 am

Tamara Aelbrecht

Mar 12 at 01:27 am
Cause I'm Belgium!

Lauren LNL

Mar 04 at 03:25 am
Belgian Waffles in Belgium

katie adams

Feb 06 at 07:44 am

Nele De Hondt

Dec 24 at 10:19 am
Best in the world!

Chantal Van de Kolk

Dec 16 at 22:05 pm