Waffles were originally a medieval Dutch snack based on the communion wafer, and while their descendents are still the traditional squares of light, airy deliciousness, toppings have come a hell of a long way since then. You can now get them smothered in sauce or whipped cream and topped with fruit, chocolate or just about anything you like. Our pick? Hot, crispy, salty bacon with maple syrup.
Where to find it
Waffle On; Maltby St Market, Ropewalk, SE1 3PA
This Maltby Street stalwart adds a healthy dose of buttermilk to its batter to make sure it goes with both sweet and savoury toppings. @WaffleOnMarkets
Barnyard; 18 Charlotte St, W1T 2LY
Barnyard's legendary waffle is made with acorn flour, making it the lightest, most flavoursome waffle you'll ever eat. And it's topped with banana and maple syrup. Win. @barnyardlondon