Move over, chicken and waffles. There’s a new waffle in town.
A new food truck, Wafflicious, sells traditional waffles with eggs and syrup, but some new and funky waffles, too.
Technically a trailer, the business sells Belgian waffles, gluten-free Belgian waffles and Liege waffles.
It’s the Liege that Wafflicious is finding some people here haven’t heard of. Pronounced “LEE-ezh,” it’s named after a city in Belgium.
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You could consider them a dessert waffle, but I eat them for breakfast.
John Diaz, Wafflicious
Though certainly not unheard of, the Liege waffle is different. It has uneven edges and is made with pearls of sugar inside, said John Diaz, who runs Wafflicious with his sister-in-law, Allie Riggin.
“It’s a more dense, sweeter waffle,” he said. “We’re educating a lot of people and people are trying it.”
Wafflicious carries the Liege and Belgian waffles.
Diaz saw the waffle truck idea take off in Utah and recently moved back home to Fresno, where he was born and raised, to run Wafflicious.
What’s good here? Diaz recommends a Liege waffle with maple syrup, bananas, blueberries and whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon.
Other toppings include strawberries, pumpkin pie filling, Nutella, cookie butter spread, peanut butter, caramel, sprinkles and cake batter drizzles. Savory waffles can be topped with eggs, cheese, butter, bacon, avocado, arugula, chives, sour cream, chipotle sauce or salsa.
“Right now what we’re doing is mostly sweet waffles,” he said. “You could consider them a dessert waffle, but I eat them for breakfast.”
The truck just debuted, so it’s likely to start showing up at a lot more events soon.
Where to find it so far: Friday during lunch hours at Clovis North High School; Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at The Well Church at Nees and Maple avenues; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the holiday boutique at the American Legion, 308 Fourth St.