Pass the syrup; it’s #waffleday! 

Today we’re waffling on about waffles. Why? It’s #WaffleDay.

Food historians (yes, that’s a real job) have traced the waffle’s DNA back to ancient Greece. Greek cooks roasted flat cakes between two metal plates attached to a long wooden handle. Back then, waffles were called ‘obelios’ meaning ‘wafer’.

Then, in the early 18th century, the English added a second “f” to form the word we know today: waffles.

These days, waffles are eaten for breakfast with syrup, lunch or dinner, snack or dessert, with fruit.

It’s time to get stuck in; here’s how.

Absurd Bird

Fried chicken and waffles are an American institution. Try Absurd Bird’s finger-lickin’ chicken on a bed of doughy waffles. MMM. Absurd Bird in Bath includes tasty dishes for vegans such as fried chicken tenders and plant-based chicken waffles.

The Basement

The Basement in Edinburgh doesn’t stay behind when it comes to waffles, and theirs come with a dome of icecream, beautiful blueberries and caramelised bananas.

Dessert Republic

Dessert Republic in Manchester is famous for its delicious waffles. Try yours with Nutella and vanilla, banoffee cream, white chocolate ice cream or the ultimate cookies and cream (Oreo cookies, chocolate chip, white chocolate, Nutella and whipped cream).  

Pancake Kitchen

The Pancake Kitchen in Durham is… well, the name says it all. Imagine Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but with waffles. Visit this cute seaside cafe for classic Belgian waffles. Sweet or savoury, you choose!

Why Not Coffee

Why Not Coffee is an independent coffee shop in the heart of Bearwood, Birmingham. Their waffles are just as good as their hand-picked blend of Arabica coffee beans. Match made in heaven if you ask us.

Try American waffles covered with fried chicken or drenched in sugary maple syrup for breakfast. Or if you’re feeling fancy, try a Liège Belgian waffle dusted with confectioner’s sugar or coated in chocolate or cream. Or enjoy a ‘Hong Kong waffle’ laced with peanut butter or honey melon. 

However you like your waffles, make sure you download The Entertainer App for discounts and more.


Laura Marie Parker