Viva La Waffle in Lafayette, LA= A Rated Boudin Sandwich
Ambiance: Viva La Waffle is Lafayette’s premiere food truck and their approach is waffle based sandwiches (and fries) with a sort of gourmet flair. Reviews are strong and they pop up at various locations around town. This fall they started serving food at the Friday night concert series: Downtown Alive!
Location: As a food truck they have varying locations. You can follow connect with them through their website.
Presentation: A substantial waffle sandwich slipped into a custom paper sleeve and served by a vibrant food trucker.
The Sandwich: The folks behind Viva La Waffle have created a perfectly thin waffle, crisp on the outside and airy on the inside, to serve as the “bread” in their various waffle sandwich creations. In this case it is over-stuffed with a delicious boudin filling (not in the casing) and topped with a generous handful of small cracklin crumbles and then drizzled with a thick and sweet pouring of Steen’s world famous pure cane sugar syrup. VLW has taken what is a classic combo in the boudin sandwich drizzled with Steen’s and ramped it up with the crispy waffle and the crunchy cracklin. The boudin filling is super tasty with a hint of black pepper and porky goodness. It sticks together nicely, so it doesn’t fall out of the sandwich and the cracklin add a nice textural contrast. The Steen’s, though, pulls it all together and adds the truly unique touch to this sandwich. They may call it the Downtowner, but it is a Cajun classic with a modern twist through and through.
Comments: You might blanch at the price, but this is a hefty sandwich!
Reviewed November 2012