Although Belgium is known worldwide for its waffles, few know about its other, less popular export: light bulbs shaped like John Stamos. Forgo celebrilights to perpetuate universal waffle love with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of inventive, waffle-based cuisine at FlavourSpot. This Groupon is only good at the Fremont or Old Town location.
A prime player in Portland's food-cart coterie, FlavourSpot serves up synthesized sustenance that boldly blurs the line between breakfast and lunch. A majority of the menu is made up of Dutch tacos, which trade the rote whites and wheats of sandwich shops for a 7-inch baked-to-order waffle that lovingly cradles meats, spreads, and cheeses. The classic sausage and maple ($5 Old Town, $4.75 Fremont) sandwich pairs salty pork sausage with an organic maple spread and can be substituted with a veggie ($5.50 Old Town, $5 Fremont) or vegan ($5.50) version of itself. Other crisscrossed creations include the s'more waffle, pairing fluff with silky Nutella ($3.75); the whipped-buttered, salted-pecan-dotted maple pecan ($4.75); and the ham and gouda sandwich ($4.75), which can be graced with maple spread for an extra $1.
FlavourSpot's carted home of waffled wraps has been steadily gaining devotees since its arrival in 2006. Use today's Groupon for maple-sweet dough dressed in everything from butter and sugar to ham and cheddar, rather than its usual, awkward uniform of plaid sport coat and clip-on bowtie.
Pricing and menus differ slightly between locations.
More than 80 Yelpers give FlavourSpot's original North Portland location an average of four stars, and 88% of nearly 150 Urbanspooners recommend it. AltPortland also gave it an excellent review. Food Carts Portland gave FlavourSpot's location at SW 3rd and Ash a positive review.
- The maple was so thick and sweet, I don’t think I have ever actually had it pure. It mixed well with the pleasing porky flavor of the sausage. The waffle was crisp throughout, something required in my book. Overall, one tasty breakfast. – dieselboi, Food Carts Portland
- I love waffles. And I love sandwiches. And when you mix them two of them together (occasionally with maple butter), you have deliciousness. – Amy C., Yelp
- I would have never guessed that a waffle with gourmet cheese and sausage would be so good but IT IS! – Catherine, Urbanspoon
- Do you want simple, tasty ingredients wrapped to go? Go to FS. – Michelle H., Yelp