Nestled in Old Town off of 5th ave and Marshall Way is a traditional Belgium Chocolate shop, Chocolade Van Brugge, owned by Frederiek and Christine, a husband and wife duo, passionate about the quality and tradition of their chocolates. They offer over 90 hand crafted chocolates but what you might not know is that they offer the most authentic liege Belgium waffles around town. What makes them the most authentic you ask, let me tell you but truly, when you try one yourself, you’re taste buds will tell you.
Anyone could throw some waffle mix into an iron and call it a liege waffle but it wouldn’t have that authentic liege taste or crispness that you might expect. I would relate this to donuts and how they should taste. I’ve had many a donut that is like eating a piece of bread with frosting on it, that’s not what I would call a donut. But then there’s those amazing donuts, you know the ones, the donut that is crisp, flaky and could stand all on it’s own without any frosting or toppings. That’s how I feel about a true liege waffle, it’s prepared in a special way and Frederiek has got this process down. It takes them 3 days to prepare the waffles, they’re prepared, mixed and cooked a special way and the waffle irons are also prepared and used in a certain way. This gives the liege waffles that crisp, sugary, unique flavor, the kind of flavor you’ll find over in Belgium.
Don’t believe me, take the #wafflechallenge and let me know what you think by tagging me in a picture on IG or posting to our FB page. Let me know if you can tell the difference. You can head into their store location for one of these treats or get them on the waffle truck, to see where the waffle truck will be located like them on Instagram. Bonus: if you follow them on Instagram and show them that you do when you are getting a waffle, you can get a topping for free.
Also, with Valentine’s Day just a few days away, this is the place to wow special someone. They have some specials going on with Hoot & Holler doing bouquets while you grab some chocolates in store or a salon package from across the street that includes chocolates. You really can’t go wrong with your sweetie this year!
4225 N Marshall Way, Ste. 102