Location: SE 47th and Hawthorne
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am-8pm; Fri/Sat, 11am-2am
In the area of upper Hawthorne which is more about food and drink than shopping, there is a new lot taking shape with a few food carts. Wholly Crepe joined the lot earlier this year to serve sweet and savory crepes among other items.
In Stumbletown, as it is known by many, there seems to be a bar or tavern every other business. I’ve spent many a youthful night wandering from the Space Room to Bar of the Gods to Sewickly’s Addition and beyond. After a few beers though, you get hungry and other than bar food, there weren’t many places to get cheep eats. Just a block away though, at 47th, there is a new pod growing and Wholly Crepe is there till 2am to sate the late nigh noshes of Portland’s drinkers. You can get something sweet like a sugar and lime crepe or banana and Nutella or go savory with tomato, basil, pesto, avocado and Mozzarella. Either way, at 1am on a Saturday night, Wholly Crepe is there for you.
On one of those rare sunny spring days, I stopped by to pay them a visit and ordered a strawberry and Nutella crepe made with fresh cut strawberries. I knew it was early in the season, but the owner insisted they were Oregon fresh and I could taste it. A lot of care went into making this crepe with the hand cutting of the strawberries to the artistry of actually making the crepe. If you’ve never watched how they do it, you should, it is cool how they can perfectly pour the batter to fill the large round griddle and deftly fold and flip it with ease. Since I wasn’t in a hurry, I ate there and the crepe was served up on a nice plate with an extra bit of cream and some more strawberries and a dash of chocolate powder. The mixture of the Nutella with its Hazelnut flavor and the strawberries was decadent. This is a fork and knife dish as the Nutella is a gooey tasty mess inside the crepe.
Wholly Crepe isn’t a brand new cart. They’ve been around now for over a year, originally located over on SE 50th and Division. Head on over either for lunch, dinner or a snack in between. They have something for everyone all wrapped up in a fresh made crepe. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
- Sugar and Lime – $3
- Nutella – $3.50
- Cinnamon, Butter and Sugar – $3
- Strawberries and Cream – $4
- Banana and Chocolate – $4
- Banana and Nutella – $4
Savory Crepes come with house salad and sour cream:
- Lentil: spiced lentils, pesto and Mozarella – $5
- Zaalook: zucchini, eggplant cooked in sauce of garlic, tomato and onions, topped with Mozzarella – $5
- Fromage: fresh tomatoes, basil, pesto, avocado and Mozzarella – $5
- Ham and Turkey: with tomato, avocado, capers, Mozzarella – $5