Waffle Crush Wednesday: Root & Bone

By Alyse Borkan  |  Oct 21, 2015
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In celebration of our favorite made-up internet holiday: Waffle Crush Wednesday.

Between street meat and Michelin stars, ramen noodles and dollar slices, food reigns supreme in the Big Apple. However, Southern food has had a hard time finding its place. But, alas, a beacon of hope: Root & Bone. Located on a quaint street in Alphabet City, Root & Bone has successfully crossed the Mason-Dixon line. As we continue on our mission to find the best waffle in New York City, we had to stop by for their infamous Chicken and Waffle Sandwich.

Root & Bone may be tiny, but it was filled with grinning foodies, salivating over plates of Southern specialties. The ambiance is traditionally adorable – open-air, bright, and charming. Small details are omnipresent: antler beer taps, single-bulb chandeliers, and mason jars aplenty. We were seated immediately, and asked for all variations of waffles they had on the menu. We were presented with the Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich (served with cheddar cheese, pickles, and green tomatoes) and Buckwheat Waffles (drenched in Maple Bourbon Syrup). Yeehaw. The chicken was perfectly hot and crispy. The waitress even told us it is marinated for more 24 hours. The cheese and pickled veggies matched with the cushiony, slightly-spiced waffle.We finished it in record time. This sandwich alone is worth going back for (trust us). However, do not miss out on the Buckwheat Waffles. They are served warm with a side of Bourbon Maple Syrup, so you can douse at your own disposal.

All in all, Root & Bone is a strong contender in our search for New York’s best waffle. It is the perfect neighborhood spot for some comfort food and good ‘ole Southern hospitality.

Casper’s unofficial waffle rating: 8.1

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