Waffle Shop at Christ Episcopal Church Dayton takes place from Nov. 13-16. The annual tradition is in its 89th year and it's for a good cause, with profits given back to the community through a number of grants that are awarded every spring.

The best waffles in town are back for this once-a-year event

Waffle Shop at Christ Episcopal Church Dayton, which takes place Nov. 19-22, is one of our favorite food events in town, and for good reason.

The event is entering its 90th year and draws 1,600-2,000 people each year.

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It’s the season of giving. And what better way to give than to get waffles in return. Katie Russell of Beavercreek pours batter into a waffle iron during a past Waffle Shop held at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton. A craft bazaar and bake sale are also part of the event. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Contributing Writer

It's a community tradition that goes to a good cause, with profits given back to the community through a number of grants that are awarded every spring. 

In 2019, the church distributed $17,877 in grants from Waffle Shop to local organizations involved in feeding, clothing and providing essential services to people in need within the Miami Valley. So you are really eating for a deliciously good cause. 

Besides being a part of a community tradition that gives back, there are many flavorful reasons to plan on a Waffle Shop lunch this year.

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Here are a few tasty reasons to attend: 

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1) IT IS MORE THAN JUST FOOD...

The event is also about shopping.  The Church’s sanctuary is transformed into Elsie's Attic for the event. Home goods, Christmas items, clothing and other items are sold. 

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2) YOU CAN GET IT TO GO!

There is carry-out dining. Head to http://bit.ly/WaffleShopOrderForm and download the fax sheet and get your order to go.

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3) THERE’S DELICIOUS SOUP AND OTHER GRUB

Potato soup and a featured soup are served each day.  Tuesday is chicken noodle soup. Wednesday is vegetable beef soup . Thursday is chicken noodle soup. Friday is French Market soup.

Volunteers also serve baked goods, salad and turkey, ham and tuna salad sandwiches. A gluten-free bread option has been added. 

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4) THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THAT SAUSAGE

The sausage is a special mix you can only find at Waffle Shop. Order extra and take them home to freeze for an upcoming breakfast or, if you are like me, breakfasts.

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5) DID WE MENTION DESSERT?

Save room and finish your meal off with a piece of pie. Apple, cherry lemon meringue, pumpkin and chocolate slices will run you $2.50 each.

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Contact this writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com. 

WANT TO GO?

What: The 90th Waffle Shop at Christ Episcopal Church Dayton 

Where: 20 W. First St., Dayton 

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19-22, 2019

More info: Dine in or fax for carryout at 937-223-2416 or or http://daytonchristepiscopal.com/waffle-shop

The Waffle Shop at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton takes place Nov. 14-1, 2017. CONTRIBUTED

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