The First Vegan Waffle Brunch Customers: A Tasty Experience

A local Vegan Meetup member, Rachel Z., recently informed us that the new Juice Box Cafe would soon be offering Sunday and Tuesday brunches with vegan options, including vegan waffles. (Add emphatic echo and increased volume to “vegan waffles.”) So, of course, we had to go.

Juice Box colorful interior
Juice Box colorful interior

The experience was quite pleasant, starting with the brightly-colored walls and various large pictures of fruit, which literally make you feel like you’re inside a giant juice box. (Yeah, I know they’re probably actually white or silver on the inside, but allow your imagination to follow me here.) The staff, including Hillary (chef) and Jenna (juicemaker/server), were incredibly friendly and were genuinely interested in our input on the food. This was especially the case given that we happened to be their very first vegan waffle customers.

Visit to Waffle Frolic for Vegan Waffles, Carob Ganache, & Grilled Cheese

On a recent visit to Ithaca, New York, we had the opportunity to visit one of this year’s Global Vegan Waffle Party hosts–the just-opened Waffle Frolic Waffle Bar and Coffee House. We obviously had to eat there, given our recent discovery that a “waffle frolic” was apparently a long-lost predecessor to the modern waffle party that we’ve grown to love so much. Waffles are only one of the items on their menu, and there are several vegan menu options so far.