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NY Food Truck Lunch: Chili Con Corne From Wafels & Dinges

(credit: Wafel & Dinges/Facebook)

(credit: Wafel & Dinges/Facebook)

Truck Lunch

Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.

If you’ve ever been to Wafels & Dinges, you know they have amazing wafels for dessert. We personally can attest to this after first eating one at the 2009 Vendy Awards, where they won Best Dessert. We’ve had many, many more since then.

But did you know you can also get a savory lunch at W&D?

More: NYC’s 6 Best Dessert Food Trucks

For a long time, W&D has served pulled pork on a wafel, which makes a very good lunch, but they recently upped the ante by creating a new dish – Chili con Corne, a play on chili con carne.

Unlike the pulled pork, this is not served on one of their regular wafels. The culinary wizards at W&D created a cornbread wafel on which to put the chili – hence Chili con Corne.

You can get chili con corne with either beef or vegetarian chili. Both cost $7. I’m a big carnivore, so I got the beef chili.

lunch NY Food Truck Lunch: Chili Con Corne From Wafels & Dinges

Chile Con Corne from Wafel & Dinges (credit: New York Street Food)

There were some tender beef chunks in the chili along with the beans, although I can always go for more meat. There was a decent amount of cumin in the chili, and it was topped by shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.

What makes this dish work is the cornbread wafel. Cornbread and chili are a great pairing, and the chili would have clashed with one of their regular Brussels or Liege wafels, which would have been too sweet.

One thing you should know is the Chili con Corne is only available at the Wafels & Dinges truck. The carts are not large enough to serve either of the savory wafels.

Don’t worry, you can find the truck on Twitter here or on our Mobile Munchies Twitter feed here with lots of other food trucks.