Princeton area fans of Nina’s Waffles no longer need to make the trip to New Hope, Doylestown or Sergeantsville when they are craving traditional Liege waffles and ice cream.
The new Nina’s Waffles and Ice Cream in Princeton opens today, April 19. The store is located at 252 Nassau Street at the former Subway site.
Nina’s ice cream is made with local milk and cream that is free of added hormones. Most of the artisanal flavors are produced with Nina’s egg-free recipe and are made on premise. Nina’s has created more than 130 flavors, and offers 24 flavors in the store at a time, including creations like double espresso crunch, key lime raspberry, sea salt caramel and saltine crack.
Waffles are made from a dough spiked with imported pearl sugar, vanilla and honey. Baked in a hot steel iron, the sugar crystals melt and caramelize, creating a sweet, crispy exterior. Topping choices include chocolate ganache, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream, dulce de leche, Nutella and speculoos, just to name a few.
The Princeton location will also offer a new savory line of waffles including combinations such as sharp cheddar mac-n-cheese, and sausage stuffing with mashed Yukon gold potatoes.
Tom Pappas and Mike Fanourgakis, the owners of the Princeton Nina’s Waffles and Ice Cream, searched for a downtown location for about 18 months. The pair chose Princeton because of the year-round foot traffic and all the thriving mom and pop shops in town. The first Nina’s Waffles was in New Hope. The second shop is in Doylestown, and Nina’s recently opened a Sergeantsville store.
“Princeton reminds me of a small town you’d find in Europe, with its architecture and history,” Pappas said. “It’s the perfect fit for Nina’s waffles – where the Liege waffle is the star.”
The Princeton location has seating for 25 people – with additional counter space for customers who want to stop in for a quick bite.
Nina’s of Princeton will be open seven days a week. The shop will also offer catering trays, ice cream cakes, cookies and more.