15 Ways to Top a Waffle

With their crispy surface pockets and ridges, waffles are basically begging to branch beyond syrup, and even past chicken. (P.S. We still love them with syrup and chicken.) And with so many, many, many other foods — sweet or savory — at basically any time of day. We set up a waffle bar to see what folks in Food Network Kitchen would make. There was a lot of silent, appreciative chewing. Here are some of the waffles we dreamed up.

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Seoul Food

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Avocado + fried chicken + kimchi + scallions

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Sweeeet!

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Caramel + whipped cream + walnuts in syrup + blueberries + figs + raspberries + sprinkles

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Back to Cali 

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Avocado + cheddar + creamed corn + french-fried onions + hot honey + yogurt + scallions

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Southern Belle

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Pulled pork + barbecue sauce + coleslaw + peach preserves

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Just Butter

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Because sometimes you get bored with bread

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The King

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Peanut butter + bananas + bacon + coconut + syrup 

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Kielbasaywhat??

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Pickles + kielbasa + coleslaw + creamed corn + Sriracha

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Just Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

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Because this spread and waffles are soulmates

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Chicken and Spice and Everything Nice

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Harissa + furikake + fried chicken + honey + french-fried onions

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Good Day Sunshine

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Sausage gravy + kimchi + sunny-side-up egg + cilantro

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Simple … with Syrup

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Bananas + blueberries + syrup

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Hot Triple P

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Pulled pork + pickles + poached egg + Sriracha

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Caribbean Dream

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Butter + almonds + coconut + honey

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Chocnut

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Hot fudge + peanut butter + walnuts in syrup + bacon + chocolate chips

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Seriously 

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Whipped cream + figs + almonds + hot honey

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