Eat and Drink Wowfulls opening first brick-and-mortar shop in NYC's Lower East Side By Dana Reszutek email@example.com Updated March 30, 2017 5:09 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email These sweet treats have found a permanent home in New York City. Wowfulls, serving up Hong Kong-style egg waffles (gai dàn jai) since 2015, is opening its first brick-and-mortar shop Friday on the Lower East Side. Fans of the Instagram-famous desserts have come to love the waffle treats from its food truck at Smorgasburg and appearances at festivals including Dessert Goals, Governors Ball and The Meadows. Customers can fill their original, matcha or chocolate Wowfulls to the brim with a variety of ice cream flavors and plenty of toppings including fruit, Oreo crumbles and more. Though you can go crazy with the toppings at Wowfulls, it's the specialty egg waffles that deserve the spotlight, according to the shop's co-owner David Chan. “Our main focus is on the waffles,” Chan said. The three co-owners and chefs of the eatery frequently experiment with new recipes and flavors to get their waffles as "close to Hong Kong" as possible, he added. Wowfulls is offering deals on its desserts from March 31 to April 1. The first 50 customers on Friday will receive $1 waffles, with a $5 waffle special taking place for the rest of the weekend. Wowfulls typically go for $8. The first 200 customers will be taking home free swag, including complimentary pins and T-shirts. Wowfulls is at 309 E. Houston St. For more information, visit wowfulls.com. Scroll down to see how the treats are made. Decisions, decisions... Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek Wowfulls is offering three signature waffle treats for $8 each, but foodies can make their own waffle creation, choosing a variety of ice creams, toppings and drizzles. Let's get cooking Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek Each waffle is made to order, beginning with the pouring of the desired batter flavor onto these hot irons. It takes four minutes to cook. Hot off the iron Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek Once cooked, the chefs carefully remove the waffle from the iron, using a small spatula and forceps, making sure the waffle is soft yet crispy. Making the cone Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek The freshly cooked waffle is carefully folded and placed in a temporary stand, with a scoop of ice cream. Choices, choices Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek Toppings at Wowfulls vary from fresh fruit to Pocky cookies. The more toppings, the merrier Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek The creation is then topped with whipped cream, drizzles, sprinkles or powdered sugar. Et, voila! Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek Voila! This Wowfull was made with a coffee waffle and coffee ice cream, filled with cinnamon swirl cereal, rainbow sprinkles and Pocky, and topped with powdered sugar and a chocolate drizzle. Time for the perfect Instagram Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek Wowfulls is just as social media friendly as it is delicious. A custom mural from Instagram artist @jgoldcrown, called the #LoveWall, is taking over the interior of the eatery. Customers -- or, #foodies -- are encouraged to snap a photo of their treats in front of the wall. By Dana Reszutek firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Get a scoop of safe-to-eat cookie dough at DōEat cookie dough without all the is-this-going-to-get-me-sick guilt. This Unicorn Latte will be filling up your Instagram feedThe Unicorn Latte contains no espresso and gets its color from E3Live blue green algae. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.