With a history dating back to the Neolithic age, waffles have existed in one form or another for longer than many other foods. With simple ingredients that include flour, milk, eggs and salt -- and an infinite list of our favorite toppings upon which to load up on -- the choices are endless.
Something that makes waffles very unique is that they have a presence in many countries including France, Belgium and the United States, to name a few. Another little known fact is that in the 1700s, leftover waffles often were given to the servants of a property and sometimes were accompanied with fried chicken, a pairing that has stood the test of time..
If your mouth is watering, here are 15 mighty independent waffle joints in Chicago well worth a visit.
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1400 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago Waffles boasts some of the best waffles in the country; don't believe us? Give it a shot!
2748 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Cleverly named, this restaurant will have you salivating before you even walk in the door.
130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Wildberry has a lot to offer, but we recommend the waffles, of course!
3311 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Caribella serves some of the best chicken and waffles you could hope for.
1800 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
3947 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653
Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles is famous for a good reason.
100 E. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60611
Waffles are just one of the European treasures that can be found in the Windy City.
4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Luella's Southern Kitchen is full of many sweet creations, including waffles to delight.
2011 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
Janik's Cafe has the reputation of making some of the best Belgium Waffles in the city.
2018 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
WHISK whips up some of the best breakfasts in Chicago.
355 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
Yolk makes all things breakfast more delicious than you could hope.
4757 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Though their specialty is crepes, their waffles are just as decadent.
3348 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60659
Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club's intimate setting and wonderful meals will make you feel right at home.
3108 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
Mortar & Pestle is in the business of creating delicious entrees with an array of unique ingredients.
5200 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60630
This restaurant will have you coming back for more Southern delights.