Introducing: Goed Eten, where we find the city’s best waffles
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.
188 Ossington Ave., 416-533-3213, goedeten.ca.
2 thoughts on “Introducing: Goed Eten, where we find the city’s best waffles”
I tried this place a few weeks ago. I ordered an ice cream waffle which was tasty, however, the “scoop” of ice cream I was expecting turned out to be a spoonful and it looked nothing like the photo above. The owner seem to be a likable, friendly guy (he came out of the kitchen and chatted with the customers) but the server was having a seriously grumpy day. She messed up the orders and was abrupt in her food delivery. I chalked this down to the newness of the place and lack of experience. I’ll give Goed Eten another go in a few months to see if it has improved with time.
Ok, i had it too and didn’t expect the picture as it contains 3 orders of waffle and a ice cream cone. It was obviously a food stylist type of waffle display. As what the size of the ice cream concerns me. The scoops are one size and hard to not give you the full amount.
Try them again and hopefully you got just a little of what it takes to grow a new restaurant.
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