BOXD Opens, Brings Waffle Sandwiches to Carlsbad

Waffle sandwich options range from $4-$7 and include everything from peanut butter and jelly to pulled pork.

Serving out of a recycled shipping container that opens using hydraulics run on vegetable oil,  sold 350 waffle sandwiches within four hours of opening on June 23.

Customers can watch their food being made then chill out in a large grassy area. 

BOXD is located at the corner of Carlsbad Village Boulevard and State Street. It's hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. 

When a few of us from Patch visited BOXD on Wednesday, they were only able to take cash but anticipated having their credit card machine up and running in the coming days.

Our favorite waffle sandwiches included:

lemon cream, strawberries and blackberries

nutella and banana

slow roasted pulled pork

old fashioned peanut butter and jelly 

Next time I'd like a try a combo of peanut butter and nutella with bananas and strawberries. It's not on the menu but would be a killer combination in my opinion.

One of Carlsbad Patch's twitter followers gave us a review on the the chicken with arugula, Brie, and garlic aioli waffle sandwich: "Loved the filling, wished the waffle was crispier."

BOXD owner James Markham said he plans to open another location in Encinitas and is also opening the Pie Project, a pizza place with a Chipolte-like concept that stacks three shipping containers together to allow customers to order from the inside. The Pie Project's first location is set for Hillcrest.

Have you tried BOXD? What do you think of the concept and food? 

Nik June 29, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Drove to the village at 11am to beat the lunch rush and try the waffles. Boxd was closed. No obvious sign with posted hours.. Nothing. What happened?? Did patch post the right hours? Did they find rats and shut it down?? Disappointing to say the least. They could have at least posted a note or a sign? Strange...
Belinda Rachman, Esq. June 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I was there on Tuesday and they were giving food away as a way to make new friends. Hey babe, you had me at Waffles but thanks for the free roast beef/cheese waffle sandwich!
bijouxgal June 30, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Bruxie in Orange County is much better. BOXD portions inside the waffle are far from generous and waffle is not crisp at all. They have tried to replicate some of the recipes from Bruxie and didn't really succeed
P. Anderson June 30, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Ate here, not impressed at all, had the Chicken, Arugula and Brie, processed chicken meat, and waffle wasnt cooked through, prices for portions you get just not worth it. Seems like a tourist one-time stop, dont know that locals will return after 1st trip. Idea is good but needs better food options. 5.00 for PB and J, WOW. Skimpy on the bananas on the Nutella Banana Waffle, really really disapointed!!!!!! Sorry BoxD...........
Golden July 02, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Hours are wrong they close at 8 every day. Workers are too friendly either
Kent B July 09, 2012 at 02:30 AM
I ordered two waffles. One savory (roast beef & cheese) and one sweet (chocolate chips with whipped cream). To wash it down I got this adorable 8oz Coke. You seriously want $2.00 bucks for that micro Coke? I almost thought it was a joke but the dude wasn't laughing. This cute little "kiddie Coke" is 2 bucks!!!! Wait, I looked around....I must be in Disneyland. Yes, FORCED to pay silly prices like... DAMN...nope, this is definitely Carlsbad. Is the tiny leprechaun Coke filled with gold? No....ARE YOU SURE? SOAP BOX ALERT: The many prices of Coke over the years came FLOODING over me...for 12 oz I came up with 25 cents, 35 cents, 50 cents, 75 cents. I'm confident you can get 20 oz for a buck & 1.25...so when did 2 bucks for 8 oz come into play? DAMN....@ VONS 3 blocks away I can get a 12 pack of Coke (144 oz) for $2.40. OK, it's a restaurant...must make money...then trick me with the "possibility" of value and offer up free refill fountain drinks @ 2 bucks a pop! UMMMM GAS FOR MY CAR IS CHEAPER BOXD! It's not even the money but I just felt so pissed they'd expect me to pay that kinda price...nice way to endear yourself to the residents of Carlsbad BOXD. How the BLEEP can you charge 16 bucks for 2 shitty waffles and a bottled water? If I was feeding a family here I'd be HELLA PISSED - it would cost over $50.00 - FOR WAFFLES & WATER! Talk about the culinary fleecing of America.


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