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The Truck: The Belgian Waffle Co.; Locations can be found on their website .

The Fare: Liege waffles and smoothies.

The Stop: My favorite breakfast

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Save the Liege Waffles at The Belgian Waffle Co.

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The Truck: The Belgian Waffle Co.; Locations can be found on their website.

The Fare: Liege waffles and smoothies.

The Stop: My favorite breakfast spot in Vancouver BC, Café Medina, first introduced me to the Liege waffle, and I have been seeking them stateside ever since.

So when I heard The Belgian Waffle Co. would be rolling into the Mobile Food Fight for Hunger, I rolled my own wheels to the event.

When you arrive at the non-descript white truck, good vibes emanate from the energetically youthful owners Cameron and Lindsay. The menu consists of five waffle options ranging from $4-$5, and smoothies. I focus on the first as opposed to the latter as the day I order a smoothie from a waffle shop is the same day I order a bebe gun from a Bazooka shop.

What is so special about a Liege waffle? Well, it's better than your mama's waffle. That's what.

Let me elaborate. Liege is a city in Eastern Belgium that invented these superior treats. Traditionally sold by street vendors all over Belgium, the Liege usually comes wrapped in wax paper and is hand-held. Plain, cinnamon and vanilla are the most common flavors. Locals love these doughy rounds as much as their internationally acclaimed milk chocolate.

Liege waffles appear thicker and darker than your typical waffle at first glance. They are also sweeter. The ingredient differentiator is pearl sugar, a course sugar that resembles the size of salt crystals you see on old-fashioned soft pretzels.

Chunks of pearl sugar meld into the dough, leading to a caramelized sugar consistency on the outside of the waffle. The burnt sugar crunchiness offsets the chewier and denser dough.

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These guys have nailed it. I am a purist at heart and prefer the cinnamon and plain over the sup'ed up versions such as strawberry & cream, but it is all good. Cameron, having lived in Brussels for a few years, must have apprenticed under the Michelin-star equivalent of liege waffle street vendors.

After stuffing my face, I hop back in the long line to high-five the chef and find out where I can track them down next.

To my shock and dismay, Lindsay mentions they do not have any upcoming appearances on the books, and after 7-8 months of roaming around the Seattle-Tacoma area, they are considering swapping out waffles for another product. Snoop Lion what?!

We cannot let this happen. If you care about the well-being of your sweet tooth, send these folks an email urging them to keep on keepin' on. Send 'em suggestions on where you would like to see them pop up in town. Because when you find an edible delight that is as elusive as tracking down good Indian food in Seattle, you have got to hang onto it.

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