In 2007, King Albert II of Belgium was hearing reports of “soggy” Belgian Waffles in America. Infuriated, he tasks the Belgian Ministry of Culinary Affairs to improve waffle quality, seeing as they needed a serious upgrade. And so, the first Wafels & Dinges yellow food truck was born, quickly conquering the hearts and bellies of New Yorkers with its dangerously delicious wafels and toppings (aka dinges). Since opening, Wafels & Dinges has won the following prestigious titles: NYC Vendy Award for Best Mobile Vendor (2009), Winner on ‘Throwdown with Bobby Flay’ (2010), Best Dessert Truck in America by the Daily Meal (2013), and Top 5 Best Quick Serve Restaurants in New York by Time Out (2016). With dinges like spekuloos cookie crumble, Belgian chocolate fudge, nutella, and whipped cream, it’s no wonder that they’re a favorite for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, office parties, and the list goes on. Everyone loves Wafels & Dinges!
Thomas DeGeest, a former IBM consultant since 1997, was knighted Special Envoy for Wafels in 2007 to bring the authentic Belgian Wafels to the streets of NYC. He hung up his suit and tie and got working on giving New Yorkers the best Belgian Wafels they had ever tasted. What started as a single 1968 Chevy box truck selling waffles to New Yorkers passing by, has grown into mini trucks and kiosks in the heart of NYC and across the US. So really, Thomas DeGeest is a Belgian hero! He expelled the soggy Belgian Waffles in America and made room for the crispy real deal.