Introducing: Goed Eten, where we find the city’s best waffles

Introducing: Goed Eten, where we find the city’s best waffles

(Image: Sian Richards) 

When Johan Maes closed his beloved Kensington Market waffle shack in 2008, his loyal customers were bereft. His reopening on Ossing­ton this summer was, not surprisingly, met with enthusiastic embrace. Maes’s Brussels-style waffles are, quite simply, the city’s best. The sugar-free batter makes for a light (if not exactly nutritious), airy snack when left unadorned. However, with such deep square pockets, their divine destiny is as a vessel for toppings. Maes, who is himself originally from Belgium, tops them with house-made ice cream (the wild blueberry is fabulous), whipped cream, strawberries, powdered sugar and chocolate shavings. In a nod to his adopted country, he also keeps pure maple syrup on hand. If you crave a more savoury dose of decadence, head to the frituur—i.e., the Flemish fry stand—at the back for the heavenly twice-fried frites and 15 flavours of mayo.

Goed Eten
188 Ossington Ave., 416-533-3213, goedeten.ca.