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.