Avocado toast and eggs Benedict move aside, America’s favorite golden brown treat — waffles, that is — is back. The team over at 100eats has put together a round-up of the most decadent, delicious, and devour-worthy waffles in L.A. and Orange County to cut into on National Waffle Day on August 24th. Topped with fried chicken, fresh strawberries, or crunchy cereal, you name it, these Southern California spots have put it on a waffle.
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These waffles will put your freezer aisle, yellow-boxed versions to shame. Visit one (or all!) of these locations and indulge in the sweet, or savory beauty of this hot iron classic.
Civic – Santa Ana
Located at the 4th Street Market, Civic serves Latin American comfort foods with elevated ingredients. Try their world famous Chorizo Waffle
The Iron Press – Anaheim
If you want to count Fruity Pebbles as one of your daily servings of fruit, this waffle creation might be perfect. A waffle topped with ice cream, milk drizzle, and the nostalgic cereal.
Sweet Combforts – Irvine
Served on a stick, this waffle spot features a honeycomb pattern. Using pearl sugars gives their waffles a caramelized texture unlike anything else.
Bruxie – Various Locations
Bruxie shows off the versatility of waffles. Boasting the most perfect, crispy, not-so-sweet waffle and the crunchiest, juiciest, most delicious fried chicken ever. Pair it with some waffle cut fries to complete your celebration.
Flappy Jack’s Pancake House – Orange
A diner style spot with flower shaped waffles. Unique and delicious!
Howlin’ Ray’s* – Chinatown, Los Angeles
They make Nashville Hot Chicken with love. Their weekend-exclusive Hot Chicken & Waffles is mouthwatering. *Waffles available weekends only.
Fred 62 – Los Feliz
Open 24/7 so your waffle cravings can be satisfied anytime. Try their Bossa Nova Waffle served with vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, and whipped cream.
Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles – Various Locations
Founded in Long Beach, California this classic is well known and coveted by the likes of Barack Obama, Snoop Dogg, David Beckham and Larry King. Often imitated but never duplicated, Roscoe’s satisfies your need for sweet and savory.