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"I basically sell smiles," Wafels & Dinges owner Thomas DeGeest told the New York Post when he first started his waffle food truck in 2007. Waffles were a natural calling for the native Belgian, but he has certainly evolved his home country's signature dish by adding surprising toppings. The sweet "wafels" come Liège-style (soft and chewy), hoisting anything from chocolate fudge to fresh strawberries.
Beyond wafels, Thomas and his team serve artisanal ice cream from former Jean Georges pastry chef Benoit Gerin that can be eaten on its own, on a wafel, or in a milkshake. But of course, wafels are always the focus, and even now, the joy people get from them is still palpable. As a fan once tweeted, "If there is a heaven, @waffletruck is surely parked outside the gates."