5 Places for Freshly Made Waffles

Check out some restaurants and a mobile vendor in Rhode Island that have creative waffles on their menus.

A waffle with vanilla ice cream at Waffle in Providence. Photo by Kaylee Pugliese.

Waffles with sweet and savory toppings are the latest food trend to sweep the nation, and they already have a great presence in Rhode Island. Food Network recently named Waffle in Providence to represent the Ocean State in the article “50 States of Waffles.” Learn more about Waffle and check out some other places in Rhode Island (in no particular order) that have creative waffles on their menus.

1. Waffle

This counter-service restaurant serves sweet and savory waffles for all tastes, made with local and organic ingredients (whenever possible) like eggs, flour, yeast, pure vanilla extract, authentic Belgian pearl sugar and more. Waffle lives by the motto that sharing food with someone is an elemental human act. Some of the options include the pizza waffle, the breakfast waffle with fried eggs and cheddar cheese, cinnamon bun waffles, waffles with ice cream and much more. The scent of freshly ironed waffles fills your nose as soon as you walk in to the modern chic spot in downtown Providence. With wooden tables, a comfortable bed-like bench with pillows for lounging, the Providence skyline drawn on the large chalkboard and blue-themed decor, the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. Go for a visit and fall in love after first bite. 45 Weybosset St., Providence, 401-808-6569, waffleprovidence.com

2. The Burgundian

Handcrafted to cater to sweet and savory cravings, the Burgundian offers Belgian liege-style waffles and locally-roasted coffee from Borealis Coffee. Enjoy signature waffles such as the Nutella Supreme, the Sweet Rhody with Dave’s Coffee syrup-infused mascarpone whipped cream, pumpkin s’mores waffles, a dedication to Elvis with peanut butter and banana and much more. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, mobile vendor Shane Matlock is currently retrofitting a British double-decker bus that will be transported across the pond to become Providence’s only travelling café. The Burgundian has many popup events that vary each week. You can find Matlock serving liege waffles and coffee some Saturdays at the Wintertime farmers market at Hope Artiste Village, during waffle nights at Ragged Island Brewing Company and the Guild, and brunch hours at Whalers Brewing and much more. weareburgundians.com

The Sweet Rhody waffle from the Burgundian. Photo by Jamie Coelho.

3. D’s Spot

If you are looking for a low-key spot to enjoy waffles, mozzarella sticks, seasoned fries and fifty-cent wings, D’s Spot is the place for you. Locals head over to D’s specifically for the chicken and waffles. 447 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, 401-365-5400, facebook.com/Dsresturant

4. Bucktown

Looking for a southern-inspired meal? Head over to Bucktown in Providence for fried chicken and waffles with a side of maple syrup. This eatery has house made fried chicken to guarantee you a fresh and delicious meal while the cozy, lively environment will give you a sense of southern hospitality. 471 West Fountain St., Providence, 401-343-0441, bucktownpvd.com

5. T’s Restaurant

Not only does T’s serve traditional, crispy Belgian waffles topped with butter and powdered sugar, but the menu also features the T’s Rose Window Waffle, which is freshly baked, topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries, peaches, low-fat vanilla Greek-style yogurt and a sprinkle of granola. 1059 Park Ave., Cranston, 401-946-5900; 5600 Post Rd., East Greenwich, 401-398-7877; 91 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett, 401-284-3981, tsrestaurantri.com



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