While in Amsterdam I tried syrup waffles or stroopwafels and immediately fell in love.
Sweet and crispy with just a hint of cinnamon, I couldn’t get enough of these buttery treats on our trip to the Netherlands…luckily we found them just about everywhere!
If you happen to be in Amsterdam, there are a variety of stroopwafels to choose from. The BEST stroopwafels I tasted in Amsterdam can be found at the Original Stroopwafels stall in the famous Albert Cuyp Market.
…but, what if you return home with a hankering for these yummy treats (like me)? Here’s a round-up of a few stroopwafel spots in the U.S.:
The Dutch Bakery & Variety Foods store in Pomona, CA is a one-stop shop for EVERYTHING Dutch. Though they don’t make stroopwafels fresh, they import them fresh from the Netherlands regularly.
The Holland International Market is another store located in Southern California that has imported stroopwafels and other Dutch treats, but they also have regular events to help educate and introduce the delicious foods of Holland to the local community.
At the Williamsburg Smorgasburg (held on Saturdays) you’ll find everything from ramen burgers to vegan beet sliders. You’ll also find a stall using stroopwafels in some pretty crazy ways…like as an ice cream sandwich!
At Dutch Amore in Hollywood, FL they’re serving up stroopwafels as a sweet smore sandwich and the traditional way, with a touch of warm syrup. They also fry up the well-known Dutch treat bitterballen which are croquettes filled with warm gravy, breaded and deep fried.
Smaaken Waffles is a unique food cart making savory sammies out of Dutch waffles. I’m sure you could get a traditional syrup waffle if you asked, but the Van Gogh with bacon, cheddar and syrup is a pretty fantastic diversion!
Of course, if you can’t find fresh stroopwafels in your hometown, you can purchase the pre-packaged goods at retailers like Cost Plus/World Market and Trader Joe’s, as well as online at Amazon… trust me, any stroopwafel is better than no stroopwafel at all!