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Waffles wow Kolkata’s sweet tooth

Dec 12, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 14.00.32The iconic dessert from Belgium has taken over almost every corner of Kolkata. There was a time when waffles were limited to the menus of five-star hotels. But now, it has become a staple of the city’s youth brigade. “My lunch often includes waffles as it is cheap and filling. This shop is just near my college, so I often drop in,” said Shramana Gupta, who was spotted at The Belgian Waffle Co in Short Street. Devangi Basa, the co-owner of the shop, added, “Mostly, young people come here with friends. Waffles are very popular among them.”

These waffle shops also serve various shakes and coolers. Waffles, of various types and bases, with different types of add-ons, have become the favorite dessert of the season.“Waffles are the latest trend in Kolkata. My shop came up only about a few months ago and it’s already a hit, I am trying to open more outlets,” said Sahil Vohra, the owner of Belgian Waffle Junction in New Alipore.

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 14.00.38American Waffle House
Price: `110-160

This small waffle outlet in Lake Gardens has all the reasons to make it to our list. It was inaugurated on Christmas last year and has become quite popular. The best-selling ones are Naughty Nutella and Choco Blast. Their Berry Blue is also to die for.

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 14.00.44Belgian Waffle junction
Price: `130-300
This shop in New Alipore has got the recipes directly from Belgium and has a number of innovation waffles on their menu. From bubble waffles to lolly waffles. they have everything to suit your mood. But it is Mr. Oreo that rules their waffle chart and Chocolate Overboard is also in high demand.

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 14.00.49Would you waffle
Price range: `85-200
This small shop at Bhawanipore is a hot favorite for its large variety of waffles. They also have bubble waffles in store, which are not very common at other waffle joints. In addition, they also serve savory waffles with different, tasty toppings. They don’t serve non-veg waffles.

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 14.00.56Waffle Junction
Price range: `75-200
Waffle Junction started off from its Elgin Road location and now has a few outlets in the city. But this branch has become quite popular with youngsters. Theirs ‘waffle of the day’ is the most popular one among college-goers as it is pocket-friendly. The best-seller is the Oh-Reo.

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 14.01.03The Belgian Waffle Co
Price range: `150-250
This popular franchise has finally reached the City of Joy. The one at Short Street sees a huge college-going crowd. They have several outlets in different parts of the city and is famous for customized waffles. The hot favorite there is Naked Nutella.

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 14.01.09Waffle Wallah
Price range: `70-200

Waffle Wallah has many outlets in the city. The one right at the center of city’s most happening area, Park Street, serves non-veg waffles that are quite different from other waffle joints. Their best-selling ones are Death by Chocolate and Pizza toppings with chicken.

Shrutanwita Chakraborty – Times of India

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