Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter Jan 24, 2012 Market Square Appetite: Wannawafel SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLiege waffle w berry compote. Photo by Deanna LadretHurting for blood sugar after a morning of LoJo shopping fatigue? Or maybe you’re a busy parent who forgets to eat before leaving the house. Then again, maybe you live half a block away and need to feign a home-cooked breakfast to impress last night’s date. Regardless of the situation, downtown Victoria’s Wannawafel is here to help. The busy little shop is located on the Johnson Street side of Market Square, just inside the gate. Started in Victoria several years ago by the Marchands, a Belgian family, Wannawafel began as a single location and blossomed into a successful franchise, now with locations across Canada. Heavy duty-looking waffle irons––imported from Belgium, of course––are used to make every waffle to order (no limp leftovers sweating under a heat lamp here). The waffles are available in two varieties, at $3.58 each: the Brussels Waffle and the Liège Waffle. The Brussels Waffle is probably what most Canadians are used to eating at restaurants or making on our own waffle irons: toasted on the outside, soft on the inside, perfect rectangle, finished with powdered sugar. The Liège Waffles are made from a sweetened batter, with a caramelized outside and a denser and richer consistency.Krista Spinoy (l) and Dana Marchand (r)All of the recipes are authentically Belgian and they’re all made from scratch using only a handful of wholesome ingredients. Whipped cream, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, banana split, or a dollop of fruit compote are the selection of available toppings. Wannawafel also serves Victoria-based Level Ground Coffee and a selection of teas and juices. Some might be familiar with Wannawafel from their appearance on CBC’s The Dragon’s Den, a reality TV show where entrepreneurs with a business or product idea present their plan to a panel of high-profile investors. Even though Wannawafel’s pitch was successful, they chose instead to partner with Richard Larkin in 2010 before expanding. Despite their national popularity and increasing business, here in Victoria you’ll still find the Marchand clan working behind the counter, flipping waffles and smiling away. Sweet. Open Sunday-Thursday from 9am-5pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm. Wannawafel560 Johnson Street #102 Market Square Victoria, BC V8W 3C5 250-590-5300www.wannawafel.com Edibleswaffles SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals January 17, 2018 EAT TALKS: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES AND ABOUT THE FOOD WE LOVE gives meaning to our history and to the things we value most. There is always one ... Read More Comments are closed.