The abundance of food trucks in the Triangle area is plentiful and the demand is only growing. These delicious meals-on-wheels options are great because they serve up quality food fast, which is perfect during the lunch rush or after hours post bar-hopping. Our Food On The Move Directory will feature a new food truck each time so you can get a feel for all cuisines available here in the Triangle in a mobile format! We will include just enough information on each food truck to give you a “quick bite” that we hope will inspire you to track them down and try their food for yourself. This time around we are introducing you to Belgian Waffle Crafters…
Who runs the truck?
Francois Kerckhof is the Belgian mastermind behind Belgian Waffle Crafters. He opened the truck for business in April 2014. Since then, he and his team have been slinging up Liege style waffles to everyone here in the Triangle. Francois made a decision to only serve Liege style waffles due to the distinguishable difference in taste, texture and quality than other styles of waffles.
Why did you choose Belgian Waffle Crafters?
In Belgium, you are able to take a 6-month break from your job after you’ve been there for a year. At the time, Francois was working as a medical sales representative and his wife had just been accepted into one of UNC’s post-doctorate programs. Francois took the leap with his wife to the U.S., loved it and they both worked to find a way to stay stateside. A psychologist by trade, Francois decided to switch things up when he made North Carolina his new home. With extensive practice cooking and entertaining for friends and family, Francois wanted to bring the taste and culture of Belgium to his food truck. Francois stays true to his roots in following a family modified traditional Liege waffle recipe and serving up every dish from Belgian Waffle Crafters’ truck with a Belgian flag.
What items are they cooking up?
Belgian Waffle Crafters serves up savory and sweet Liege style waffles. Francois says he is particularly proud of their Liege waffles because of the dedication it takes to make the waffle dough itself. This laborious process includes securing the prized pearl sugar only made in Belgium. Francois takes time to explain to customers who haven’t had this style of waffle that Liege waffles are rich and decadent on their own and don’t need the customary syrup Americans are used to. The waffles serve as a delicious canvas on their own or as a platform for toppings. There are 11 sweet waffle options, 5 savory and an option to craft your own waffle.
When can I eat their amazing food?
Belgian Waffle Crafters is based in the Carrboro-Chapel Hill area, but venture around the Triangle frequently. Stay tuned to their schedule that is updated regularly.
Where can I find their truck?
What’s the price range of the menu?
Sweet waffles ($4.00-$9.00), savory waffles ($7.00-$8.00), make your own ($4.00-$10.00).
Spoiler alert: The pom’ caramel waffle is understated, but simply delicious. The tart, crunchy apples pair well with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of caramel over the rich waffle.
Photos courtesy of Belgian Waffle Crafters.
Tessa Nguyen is a chef and registered dietitian working in the Triangle area. She is an alumna of Johnson & Wales University and Meredith College. When Tessa isn’t traveling and discovering new food spots, she teaches culinary nutrition cooking classes at Duke and works as a consultant in the health and wellness industry. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter @