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 People / Victoria September 8, 2017 EAT Talks Speaker Line-Up EAT TALKS N0 2 “Well… That Didn’t Work Out: Failures Flops and Frustrations” EAT Talks are a series of live events produced ... Read More Food People / Reporter / Victoria August 31, 2017 The Long Table Series Debuts at Topsoil Farm On a warm and starry August evening, a new Victoria business was born. The new venture called The Long Table Series has been conceived by owners ... Read More Drink People / Food People / Victoria August 16, 2017 EAT TALKS Round-up…plus new EAT Talks event Announced for Sept 11 Let’s Not Open a Restaurant (June 2017) The first in the magazine’s Eat Talks Series turns into a lively evening of storytelling and truth ... Read More Food People July 4, 2017 Island Food: The Challenges of Growing a Food Business on the Gulf Islands Twenty minutes of climbing and I am gasping for breath, initially from the hike, then from the unexpected beauty of the view. Sapphire sky fills the ... Read More Food People / Victoria May 19, 2017 Meet Entrepreneur Daniel Edler and his Ice Cream Subscription Business Daniel Edler of 49 Below Artisan Ice Cream, an ice cream subscription service based in Victoria, BC, will be a featured speaker at the June ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals May 18, 2017 Meet Entrepreneur Mike Rowe of Accio Mike Rowe of Accio, an on-demand restaurant and retail delivery service based in Victoria, BC, will be a featured speaker at the June 12th EAT ... Read More Comments are closed.