Could any breakfast food be more steeped in American history than the waffle? Probably not since founding father, Thomas Jefferson, decided waffles were so necessary to a newly forged nation that he brought the first waffle iron to the U.S. from Amsterdam in 1789.
Where to Celebrate Waffles
Waffles, coming from the Dutch word for wafer, have their own national holiday on August 24 to celebrate Cornelius Swartwout patenting the first waffle iron in the United States. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate these doughy, pastry lattices oozing syrupy goodness? In NYC, these are the best places to enjoy a waffle.