Imagine your favorite breakfast item. Now, imagine it stuffed inside a waffle. Local food truck and catering company, Ooga Booga Waffles, has taken Austin’s waffle game to the next level. The local business has created a fun twist on a traditional breakfast item, and it’s something you don’t want to miss.
Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory items, Ooga Booga Waffles will make your next breakfast one of your most waffle-tastic.
While I did visit the Ooga Booga Waffles food truck to try some complimentary waffles, all opinions are my own.
What Is Ooga Booga Waffles?
Lizzy Markman, Logan Trussell, and siblings Samara and Micah Green, teamed up to create a business that revolved around a concept many of us can relate to: a deep love for breakfast.
The group’s goal was to find a way to combine breakfast foods with other culinary delights. To make this happen, they took a classic waffle and stuffed it with either sweet or savory items to make new meals.
Ooga Booga came from a fun story the Greens’ grandfather used to tell to campers at their family-owned summer camp. As the story goes, their great-great-great-great-great grandfather, named Ooga Booga, invented the bow and arrow, changing the way they got food. The entrepreneurs loved the name and story, so it was only natural that it became part of the new waffle business.
Ooga Booga Waffles started off as a catering company. Markman told me they’ve thrown themselves into challenges that have helped them grow from the very beginning, instead of taking easy steps into the business.
When they eventually got their food truck in 2019, they attended a food festival while still learning to use all of the equipment in the truck. They had people lined up at their window from the moment the festival started, and were able to successfully get through the end of the day.
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Only the Best Waffle Recipes
Logan Trussell is the “waffle mastermind” and chef of the team. The others collaborate with him by throwing out ideas for new waffles. Trussell works on creating the recipes for the team to try out.
As Markman told me, they’ve eaten a ton of different waffles to determine which ones fit best for the truck. Doesn’t waffle recipe taste tester sound like the best job ever?
Unfortunately, the Ooga Booga truck has limited space, so they can’t put out every meal they create. There is a bright side to this, though. Ooga Booga Waffles puts out seasonal specials that add a bit of variety to the menu. Currently, they have a summer peach item on the menu and may soon have a s’mores recipe I know I’m excited to try out.
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Stuffed Waffle Delight
When you visit the food truck, your waffle meal will be broken down into quarters. This makes it shareable and easy to dip into sauces. If you’re just interested in getting a sweet waffle during your visit, then you can buy by the quarter instead of getting a whole waffle.
I highly recommend trying out the bacon, egg, and waffle meal. It comes with maple syrup to dip the waffle in, and is the perfect combination of all my breakfast favorites. I seriously cannot get enough of them!
Both of the regular sweet options are delicious. The cinnamon roll is a fun take on the classic breakfast item. It’s filled with cream cheese and comes with a delicious orange marmalade sauce to dip everything in. The German chocolate waffle is divine and comes with caramelized coconut and pecans.
Ooga Booga Waffles also has a gluten-free option for customers, called the waffle relleno. It has poblano peppers stuffed with ricotta and cotija cheese and is wrapped with a Masa waffle. My table neighbors were a huge fan and couldn’t stop gushing about how delicious it was.
As of this writing, Ooga Booga is closed Sunday and Monday. The rest of the week, it’s closed during the afternoon from 2-5 p.m. All the regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours are covered.
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@theAustinot wants to know:
Which stuffed waffle do you want to try first?