Photo courtesy of Barbara Beery Kids Cooking Blog.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Beery Kids Cooking Blog.

Waffles are one of those magical things that have the power to make people happy. Those perfectly ironed squares just waiting for someone with slight neuroses to cut precisely along their lines, the sheer versatility of what can be put on top of a waffle – this is one of the many foods that can be incredibly hard to let go of for those with Celiac Disease. Thankfully, you don’t have to say goodbye to your beloved waffles at all now, due to a wide variety of frozen gluten-free waffles and waffle mixes on the market. Be sure to check out Triumph’s Essential Gluten-free Grocery Guide for more frozen waffles and waffle mixes, as well as The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide to learn which restaurants serve gluten-free waffles near you!

In the meantime, here are Triumph’s picks for frozen gluten-free waffles sold by the pack:

-Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles. Apple Cinnamon, Buckwheat, Blueberry, and Flax are just a few flavors of frozen, gluten-free waffles sold by Van’s Natural Foods. These waffles don’t lack anything that glutenated waffles have—they’re flavorful, fluffy, and ready to go for a quick and delicious breakfast.

-Trader Joe’s Wheat-free Toaster Waffles. These waffles are on Trader Joe’s list of products with “No Gluten Ingredients Used.” Incidentally, Trader Joe’s also has a host of other gluten-free specialty products Celiacs will love, from flourless chocolate cake to marinated chicken tenders.

-Kinnikinick. Awhile back, I reviewed Kinnikinick’s gluten-free donuts, which were absolutely to die for (especially the cinnamon sugar ones). While we haven’t actually tried their waffles, we have faith that they’re as tasty as some of Kinnikinick’s other gluten-free products. Rumor has it that Kinnikinick also has a gluten-free baking mix that’s perfect for making your own waffles if you so desire.

We’ve also located a few restaurants that serve gluten-free waffles. Here are a couple places we’ve managed to unearth…where are your favorite restaurants for gluten-free waffles?

Original Pancake House. We have word that the Poway, CA location serves gluten-free waffles. Try calling in advance to confirm. Many locations serve gluten-free pancakes, and some even have crepes as well.

The Waffle in Hollywood has gluten-free waffles.

Waffle Frolic in Ithaca, NY also serves up some mean-looking gluten-free waffles.

Again, PRETTY PLEASE let us know what your favorite place is to go for gluten-free waffles! Not only will you be doing a service to your fellow waffle-loving, gluten-free readers, but you be playing a role in the creation of the next edition of The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide. Let the comments roll!