Culture Counter Sweet Potato Waffle

Culture Counter's sweet potato waffle with pesto, which comes with za'atar, sweet potatoes, two slices of bacon, and mutschli cheese.

Like a loving mother, Culture Counter is able to sneak extra nutrition into the tastiest of treats. Just take the sweet potato waffle: It has the same fluffy texture and sweetness as a traditional waffle, but it's loaded with those good B and C vitamins.

Culture Counter slings out these made-to-order waffles from 9am through 2pm, and you can take it to-go. You can choose your own toppings from a daily selection, or go with one of their tried-and-true combos. For instance, the Garden Harvest is loaded with a variety of chef's choice veggies, pesto and chèvre. And on Fridays and Saturdays, you can celebrate the weekend by topping your waffle with vegan mushroom or sausage gravy.

This Rountree gem sources as many ingredients from local farmers as possible, which is why you can expect the topping choices to fluctuate with the seasons. Currently, the waffle toppings come from area favorites like Millsap Farm, Urban Roots Farm, Circle B Ranch and Terrell Creek Farm.

Culture Counter, 607 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, Missouri, 417.861.3287,