national waffle day

Three Great Black-owned Places to Celebrate National Waffle Day

Today is National Waffle Day. According to history, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received the first United States patent for a waffle iron on August 24, 1869.  In honor of this anniversary, National Waffle Day is observed each year on August 24th.

A waffle is a leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates with the characteristic square shape. Black Chicago Eats thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight a few Black-owned places where you can find a great waffle.

Batter & Berries
We suggest a few Black Chicago Eats spots to get a great waffle. Victoria Joshua wrote about Batter & Berries in Bean Soup Times. Additionally, they were featured on Chicago’s Best where the buzz centers around the chicken and sweet potato chicken and waffle.

Luella’s Southern Kitchen
Another great spot is Luella’s Southern Kitchen, also in Lincoln Park. Toure Muhammad wrote about this great place in Bean Soup Times.

Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles
At Chicago’s, they offer a generous menu selection consisting of fried chicken, southern fried catfish and grits, omelletes, grilled salmon, lemon pepper grilled catfish, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and of course, their famous waffles.  Check them out on Windy City Live.

What is your favorite Black owned place that serves great waffles? Comment below.

Photo: Strawberry Shortcake Waffle with Bourbon Maple Syrup and Strawberry Chantilly Cream from Luella’s.


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