Wafels & Dinges Factory Tour

Have you ever wanted to see what it takes to run a successful street food business behind the scenes? This tour will take you inside de Royal Dinges Factory, the commissary, production space, and headquarters of one of New York City’s most popular street food brands, Wafels & Dinges. On this guided tour, we will show you how they make their spectacular Liège wafel dough and delicious ice cream to supply their constellation of carts, trucks, kiosks, and cafés; you will learn how those carts and trucks are stored, supplied, and maintained; and you will get an insider’s look at this dynamic and growing business. You will even get the chance to put your hands in some dough, and cook your own fresh-made wafel in their custom-made irons. This tour is a great complement to our Food Cart Tours of Manhattan that explores NYC’s food systems, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship.

Tour Info & Highlights

  • Go behind the scenes and see where food carts and trucks go at night
  • Explore the commercial kitchen that produces wafels and ice cream for their carts, trucks, kiosks, and cafés
  • Enjoy a fresh-made Liège wafel and a coffee or water with your tour
  • Learn about one of New York City’s most successful street food brands
icon-calendar  TUE 10am / FRI 10am
icon-clock-o  1 hr 15 min
icon-male  Walking tour
icon-cutlery  Fresh-baked wafel and coffee included
icon-map-marker  Gowanus, Brooklyn

 

General Admission: $30 per person

Seniors (65+): $27 per person (10% off)

Children (5-12): $15 per person (50% off)

Children under 5 are welcome to attend free.

Advance ticket purchase is required.

This tour is 1 hour 15 minutes in length.

Tour are offered only on factory production days, which are usually on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Use the calendar below to find our next available tour date. If you are interested in other food tours of New York City, try our Food Cart Tours and Public Market Tours.

Wafels & Dinges Factory Tours take place at de Royal Dinges Factory, 264 Butler St, Brooklyn, between 3rd Ave and Nevins St in the Gowanus neighborhood. The nearest subway stations are Union St (R), Carroll St (F,G), and Atlantic Av-Barclays Center (B,D,N,Q,R,2,3,4,5,LIRR). Parking is extremely difficult in this neighborhood, so we strongly encourage guests to use public transportation.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for complete directions and information on public transportation, or consult our transportation map.

This tour includes one Liège wafel and a bottle of water of coffee per person. The wafel is vegetarian and contains no nuts, but it does contain dairy, and we cannot offer any vegan or gluten-free alternatives. If you have any questions regarding the menu, please contact us directly.

Please contact us for more details on booking a private tour of the Wafels and Dinges Factory, or visit our Group Tours page. Private tours can be offered only on production days (typically Tuesdays and Fridays), subject to availability, for up to 45 visitors.

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This tour is offered on behalf of Wafels & Dinges, one of New York City’s most successful street food businesses and a Vendy Award winner. Please visit their locations in the NYC area:

  • East Village Cafe (15 Ave B)
  • Bowling Green (corner of Broadway)
  • Pier 45, Hudson River Park (West St & W 10th St)
  • Bryant Park (42nd St & 6th Ave)
  • Herald Square (35th St & Broadway)
  • Times Square (Broadway & 46th St)
  • Central Park (Center Drive near Wollman Rink)
  • Central Park SE Entrance (5th Ave & 60th St)
  • Museum of Natural History (CPW & 81st St)

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5% of all revenue from these tours supports the Street Vendor Project,  a membership-based project of the Urban Justice Center with nearly 2,000 vendor members who are working together to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change. The organization does outreach to vendors and stakeholders to educate about rights and responsibilities, campaigns for changes to laws and policies that unfairly target street vendors, provides legal representation to vendors in court, and helps vendors grow their businesses by linking them with small business training and loans.