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?”
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.
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.