Vernon, CA | 1969 km from Lower Mainland
In 16th Century Belgium, the Van Dams of Belgium traveled throughout Europe, baking the family's secret recipe waffles at county fairs. By the 19th Century, they had established bakeries in Brussels, serving baked delicacies, including many varieties of Belgian waffles.
Then in 1964 at the New York World's Fair, the Belgian Waffle was introduced to North America where the popular waffle was topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. In 1968, Pilou, a member of the Van Dam family, opened Van's Belgian Waffles & Crepes in Redondo Beach, California. For over 20 years, the restaurant’s fame spread throughout Southern California as Van's became a popular European bakery and restaurant. Today, Van's International Foods carries on the Belgian family heritage in Torrance, California. Van's frozen gourmet waffles are still baked using the finest natural ingredients including Non-GMO Canola Oil, which is high in monounsaturated fat (a "good" fat). They contain no cholesterol and are Kosher Certified under the KOF-K symbol.