Friday, December 16, 2011

Van Leeuwen's Serving Up Fresh Waffles!

Banana and Caramel Waffle
Brownie, a sleeping Little B, and I found ourselves heading into Van Leeuwen's Cobble Hill shop this past weekend with the specific goal of eating waffles. Mind you, we just had brunch. That's how we roll, folks! We had known that this and their East Village shop had begun waffle service, but I had been staging a one-woman, pro-Greenpoint boycott. But once I saw the day's special, I broke. Mmmm, caramel.....

Banana and Caramel Waffle
The waffles are made fresh-to-order which always makes me a happy camper. They come out with fluffy insides, and are done enough outside that there's no topping-related sogginess. Though they are a bit pricey at $8.50 a pop, this amount of waffle, banana, and caramel—and if there wasn't a nut allergy at the table, walnuts—are sure to please. The bananas were perfectly ripe (yes, I judge banana-ripeness) and the caramel was absolutely divine: great color, great texture, sweet without being cloying. I don't know if they make it in-house, but it's totally worth the splurge. I'm hoping that this means I can get a Van Leeuwen Ice Cream waffle sandwich with toppings! Crazy talk!

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
81 Bergen St
Boerum Hill
(347) 763-2979

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