Happy National Waffle Day, friend! Whether you’re a sweet or savory waffle person, Albuquerque has so many amazing local businesses ready to blow your taste buds out of the water.
With Love Waffles is a local food truck that specializes in over the top waffles, ranging from dessert style to “wafflewiches.” A wafflewich is pretty much what it sounds like—a waffle sandwich. Now, don’t knock it before you try it, because trust me, they are DELICIOUS. If a waffle sandwich doesn’t sound like your thing and you just want dessert waffles, my go-to are the chocolate covered churro waffles, but you really can’t go wrong with anything you choose there!
Make sure to follow With Love Waffles on social media to see where they’ll be parked next so you can try them out for yourself! Or give them a call if you’d like them to come to your event, because they cater!
2. The Farmacy
Located near Old Town Albuquerque, The Farmacy has it all. A good location. A good vibe. And of course… GREAT food! Some of their popular waffles have included pulled pork waffles with bourbon maple syrup; apple cinnamon waffles with house made praline; and “waffles rancheros” which is a waffle topped with black beans, crema, red chile cotija cheese, pico de gallo, and of course, an egg. They have so many tasty options that you just might have to go more than once. Or you might love what you get the first time so much that you have to keep going back for the same thing. No judgements here, friend. I totally get it!
In Albuquerque’s Nob Hill, there’s an absolute gem called Tia B’s La Waffleria, and if you are in the area, I highly suggest you stop by. The Tostada waffle which is a yellow corn masa waffle topped with black beans, calabacitas, red or green chile, tomatoes, red onion, and guacamole is so tasty. If you’re looking for something sweet, the blue corn waffle topped with blueberry sauce, fresh blueberries, lavender whipped cream, and candied lavender is a good one to try! Or maybe the coconut waffle with mango puree, fresh mango, coconut whipped cream, and toasted coconut shavings is more your style. No matter what you choose at Tia B’s, you will not be disappointed!
If you’re looking for delicious soul food, with the signature dish being chicken and waffles, then Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles is the place to go. You know it has to be good if it’s in the name! They may not have as many options as some of the other places on this list, but never fear, they are definitely not lacking on quality!
5. XO Waffle
Calling Albuquerque’s Sawmill Market home, XO Waffle is the city’s first authentic Belgium Liege waffle eatery. Their liege waffles are made with a brioche dough infused with imported Belgian pearl sugar. The pearl sugar creates a caramelized coating which makes the outside crisp while the inside stays fluffy from the brioche dough. As if that wasn’t enough to sell you on the quality of their waffles, they have tons of toppings to choose from and you can make your own waffles to make sure you get something you know you’re going to love!
If you go here during the week, you can grab their sweet or spicy blue corn waffles which are so SO good, but if you go on the weekend, then you are seriously in for a treat. Only on the weekends do they serve their bacon caramel waffle which is a blue corn waffle cooked with chopped bacon inside, topped with berries, whipped cream, and caramel sauce with maple syrup on the side. Watch out to see if they have any weekly specials going on, because in the past, they’ve had pumpkin spice waffles if that’s your thing!
Whether you live in ABQ or you’re just traveling through, make sure you stop at one of these absolute staples for some pretty stellar waffles!