LA Vegan Crepes – Where the Stars Eat!

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I used to love lunching on crepes, but alas, they’re not vegan. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to linger at a quaint cafe eating crepes again, but on Sunday my husband found LA Vegan Crepe on Yelp. The reviews were outstanding, so we made the hour drive to just outside of Beverly Hills to go there.

The patio area was cute. There was ample outdoor seating and a doggie water bowl (a plus for this dog lover!). We didn’t have Mambo with us, however; so we went inside. The interior was fresh and airy with tall ceilings, light green walls and minimal decor.

A waitress seated us and we scanned the menus. Most of their savory crepes and all of their sweet crepes looked delicious. They also had panini, sandwiches and salads, but I barely glanced at those – I was there for crepes!

Not sure what to get, I asked the waitress what she recommended. She told me that the Veggie Lovers, Parisienne and the Savoyarde crepes were the most popular. I went with the Savoyarde, which was made with three Daiya cheeses, red skin potatoes and apple-smoked sausage with white wine sauce. Paul ordered the Veggie Lovers which had veggies and cheddar.

While waiting for our food, I looked up and you’ll never guess who I saw! “Oh my God,” I whispered to my husband, “that’s Jorge Garcia, the guy from Lost.”

“Yea, so,” he answered.

“Do you think I should ask if I can take my picture with him?”

“No.”

Despite Paul’s answer, I wanted a photo of Jorge. I really, really wanted one. I thought about sneaking a snap while he was standing at the counter, but this felt cheap. So, to my husband’s complete embarrassment, I asked the guy if I could take his picture. He was gracious and happily agreed. I was thrilled! Here’s the photo.

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Thank you Jorge – you made my day!

I know it’s blurry, but I couldn’t bring myself to bug the guy for a second shot.

By the time I got over being star-struck, our food arrived. The crepes were huge and came with small salads. I tried the Savoyarde crepe – it was delicious! I liked the taste of the sausage so much that I asked the waitress about it. She said it was made by Field Roast and that I could get it at Whole Foods Market. This had me almost as excited as seeing Jorge Garcia.

When Paul tasted the Savoyarde crepe, his eyes lit up (I knew they would – he loves sausage), and he said, “This is really good.” While my husband was munching away on my crepe, I tried his Veggie Lovers and it was delicious too.

The crepes satisfied us, but being that we don’t live close to this restaurant, we had to try a dessert crepe. There were a lot to choose from, but of course we went with the Choco Bliss. It came beautifully presented and topped with a tiny scoop of ice cream. I tasted it and swooned – it was aptly named.

I can’t imagine anyone, vegan or not vegan, who wouldn’t love this place. The food was superior, and despite the hour drive, we’ll be back again.

About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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12 Responses to LA Vegan Crepes – Where the Stars Eat!

  1. Flo says:

    Sounds like fun!

  2. Hi there Flo! Yesterday was so much fun. The restaurant was wonderful, and meeting a T.V. star, something that’s never happened to me before, was the icing on the cake.

  3. PM says:

    I love this place, too. And I love Field Roast. And the name of your blog! 🙂

  4. PM says:

    Next time you’re in L.A., Shojin just opened a vegan sushi & macrobiotic restaurant in Culver City. I’ve been to their downtown location and have been wanting them to open a restaurant on the Westside. I love their Pirates of the Crunchy roll. They also have a really great salad with tempurad avocado which is so light and tasty. And a chocolate lava cake that makes me want to get in my car and drive over right now. 🙂

    Also, Tal Ronnen’s new restaurant, Crossroads, just opened on Melrose. He is the chef that worked with Oprah on her vegan challenge and the one who catered Ellen and Portia’s wedding. I heard a description of his food on a podcast and I may have physically drooled a bit while driving so I can’t wait to try it.

    Is your hubby vegan, too?

  5. PM says:

    P.S. And the dynamite roll!

    • Thanks for your comments! And thank you so much for turning me on to Shojin and Crossroads! I looked both restaurants up and OMG, the photos of the food looked amazing. I might just have to find a reason to go to LA this weekend. What am I saying – eating at a fabulous vegan restaurant is all the reason I need:-). You may be reading about my experience at Crossroads next week!!! Oh, and to answer your question, my hubby’s vegan too (thank God!).

  6. PM says:

    Fantastic! I look forward to your review. 🙂

    And 3 cheers for your vegan hubby — so fun to have a partner you can go on foodie adventures with.

    I haven’t been, but the 3rd annual LA Vegan Beer (and plenty of food!) Festival is coming up. That might be a fun adventure for you, too. If you don’t like beer, you can buy non-drinking tickets.

    Enjoy your adventures. If I ever see you, I’ll honk (since I know what you look like from your lovely photos)!

  7. A Vegan Beer festival – is there nothing a vegan can’t do (well besides buy leather shoes, that is:-). Sounds interesting – thanks for the tip!

  8. Poppy says:

    I so need to visit California, you seem to have so many amazing vegan places! As for Jorge, I have just discovered his blog http://furtherdispatches.wordpress.com/ and see some vegan stuff on there I’m going to check out! Poppy 🙂

    • Isn’t it funny that Jorge is vegan – who would have guessed!! And please do come to California Poppy – I know you’ll love it! And if you do, you’re more than welcome to stay at my house. My husband, Mambo and I would be happy to have you! Celeste 🙂

      • Poppy says:

        Celeste you are so very kind, thank you so much! I am saving up, I’ve wanted to go for so long! And I know, I never would have guessed he was vegan, it’s great! 🙂

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