September 9, 2012 by Emily Pergament
New York City is a territorial place. People take a great amount of pride in their neighborhoods, which you can understand when you remember how much we pay to rent a tiny closet in said place. We brag about having the best pizza place or halal cart or happy hour specials in the city, and try to lure our friends from other neighborhoods so we don’t have to ride the subway all the way to Brooklyn.
You can always argue about what pizza joint is better. But you can’t argue that the Wafels and Dinges truck is one of the greatest things of all time. So when we found out it was parked at the corner of Ditmars and 31st St in Astoria on Sunday mornings, you can imagine how proud and excited we were.
The first time we got wafels and dinges, we asked the cook what dinges were. He said “dinges are toppings.” I’ve been relaying this falsity ever since. According to Google translate though, “dinge” is German for “thing.” Which is a loose translation of toppings, but still.
In any case, the Wafels and Dinges truck sells Belgian waffles with any toppings you want – melted chocolate, bananas, strawberries, ice cream, walnuts and other goodies. The waffles are really good – my favorite is chocolate and bananas. Emily and I shared one with chocolate and powdered sugar this afternoon before the Jets game. With results like that, we are definitely making this a Sunday tradition.