We celebrated International Chicken & Waffles Day on August 8. In Illinois, you can celebrate the best waffles every day.

All you need to do is make a little trek into Chicago to do so.

LoveFood put out their Best Waffles in Every State and a little-known place in the Windy City was named the best in Illinois.

If we're basing how well known a restaurant is on the amount of Instagram followers they have (about 1,000) or reviews they have on Yelp (just under 200) it's safe to say that it might also qualify as a "hidden gem" when it comes to food and it's not just because of the waffles.

It's the food, and man, The Churro Waffle has got plenty of that on the menu.

Located at 2845 West Irving Park Road, The Churro Waffle offers up the original Churro Waffle, along with Oreo, Berry, Bacon, and the delicious-sounding Chorizo topped waffles.


This joint's signature Churro Waffle, drizzled in caramel sauce, topped with sea salt caramel ice cream and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, sounds pretty good. But we bet you won't find a better Chorizo Waffle (with chorizo, onion, coriander, jalapeños, eggs any style and tomatillo sauce) or Oreo Waffle (with Oreo crumbles, caramel sauce and cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream) anywhere else either.

The Churro Waffle also whips up omelets, pancakes, French toast, and skillet bowls for breakfast.

If you're not in the mood for breakfast, apparently they got that covered too with plenty of burgers, paninis, and salads.

While this all sounds delicious you know things can't be perfect at The Churro Waffle. and a few Yelp reviewers had some serious complaints. Those ranged from someone saying it was a "horrible experience" to another mentioning they had "brutal service."

However, Sjz X. on Yelp says "Sobbing just remembering my meal here. If you know why you understand why this beautiful place makes me cry."

When's the last time a waffle made you weep? Bring your hankies, The Churro Waffle is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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