Creperie du Lys

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Creperie du Lys

Creperie du Lys

Location: SE 50th an Division – A la Carts Food Pavilion
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11-2:30 and 5-close; Sunday, 12-close

The Story: “Mediterranean Influenced, Northwest Inspired.” Creperie du Lys wants to introduce you to a new fusion of tastes and their food cart is now in Portland at A la Carts Food Pavilion.

Creperie du Lys launched in Corvallis in 2009 as a farmers market booth. After a couple of good years, Michele and Francois decided to build a cart so they could do events in the region. They’ve been crafting crepes ever since. The crepes come from Francois’ French family influence, and while they are traditional French style, Michele and Francois wanted to incorporate a bit of the NW into each dish. Also, Francois is from the south of France, so Mediterranean cuisine was a large part of that fusion. After 3 years of working with Corvallis to try and build a food cart pod, Michele and Francois decided to move the cart to Portland and this winter set up at A la Carts Food Pavilion on SE 50th and Division.

Genoa Crepe from Creperie du Lys

Genoa Crepe from Creperie du Lys

At first sight, the crepes are different than what I’ve come to expect. The dark brown color comes from buckwheat flour. Known as a galette, it is a traditional recipe from Brittany, France. I picked up a Genoa savory crepe with pesto, spinach, tomato and cheese. Michele spread the batter out on the crepe griddle, let it set and then quickly flipped it and started adding the goodies. Pesto, with that touch of garlic paired well with the bitter spinach and buckwheat crepe. Basil and fresh chopped tomato balanced the dish with cool and refreshing flavors. A great little morsel for any time of the day.

Creperie du Lys is now open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. A la Carts Food Pavilion has tented seating and cocktails on the weekends. In summer, they bring in live music. Glad to have Michele and Francois in Portland. Head on down and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Ham and Cheese savory crepe – $5
  • Genoa – pesto, basil, spinach and cheese – $6
  • Moroccan Saute – onion, garlic, peppers, carrot, garbonzo, preserved lemon, spices – $6.50
  • Nutella sweet crepe – $5
  • Marionberry preserve – $4

Website: Creperiedulys.com
Facebook: Creperie du Lys
Twitter: @CreperieduLys

Cafe de Crepe

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Cafe de Crepe

Cafe de Crepe

Roaming at Farmers Markets as of August 2013

Location: ROAMING
Hours: Call for Hours: 503-928-2854

The Story: Ah, crepes and carts. Ooh-la-la. They go hand in hand so well, like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, or Paris and the Springtime, or Bananas and Nutella – just one of the offerings I recently sampled at this bright daffodil yellow cart.

Crepes are the perfect grab and go food – here they are folded into neat triangles and wrapped in paper à la the French way using white flour (in lieu of traditional buckwheat found in some French creperies). Stuffed with classic offerings such as ham & cheese, spinach & artichoke with cheese, or tomato basil, these make a perfect light brunch or lunch, or a substantial snack. More inventive fillings include a veggie tempura with sweet and sour sauce, peanut sauce chicken, or wasabi shrimp.

Dessert crepes are decadent and hard to resist: Warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream, Bananas Foster crepes (in rum sauce), or a simple crepe “your way” with ingredients such as lemon sugar, jams, Nutella, sweet cream, apples…the list goes on…

And just in case you are creped out, Café de Crepe does offer smoothies including cantaloupe, strawberry banana, and even a pineapple-coconut version.

Like all carts at the Mississippi Marketplace cart pod, there’s covered seating available,  and you can take your crepe next door to PROST! for some crepes and beer, or wine, or whatever other beverage you wish.

Bon Appetit!

Sample Menu:

  • Spinach Artichoke Crepe: with mozzarella and lemon-mayo sauce – $6
  • Teriyaki Chicken Crepe: panko crusted fried chicken, teriyaki sauce $6
  • Warm Apple Pie Crepe: apple pie filling with pie crust and whipped cream, served with ice cream – $6
  • Nutella Banana Crepe: warmed Nutella, banana, chocolate sauce and whipped cream – $6
  • Smoothies – $4

Hours: General lunchtime and early evening hours, and Saturdays. Call for specific hours
Phone: 503-928-2854

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Snow White House

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Snow White House Crepes

Location: SW 10th and Alder
Hours: varied

The Story:

A venerable old cart, Snow White House has been serving Portland crepes and sandwiches for over 13 years. Even before the current owners took it over back in the 90’s, it was acting as a food cart downtown. Talk about the stories that cart may hold.

Snow White House Crepes is the work of Abby Tian who bought the cart oh so many years ago with the idea that people love crepes and she needs to cook for them. The cart was originally across from the Guild Theater where Directors Park now sits, but moved to SW 10th and Alder about 8 years ago to a spot where there were only two other carts. That area now is overflowing with some of Portland’s best street food. A wise choice Abby. [Read more...]

Perierra Creperie

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Location: SE 12th and Hawthorne

Description:

11:47pm on a Saturday night and you have the munchies.  You’ve had too many tacos and pizza in your life and you’re looking for something new.  I suggest you head down to SE 12th and Hawthorne and grab a Crepe.

Perierra Creperie makes both sweet and savory crepes with all kinds of ingredients.  Want something with smoked salmon?  They got it.  What about asparagus?  Yup.  How about lemon or nutella or pear or strawberry?  If you can think of it, they probably have it and can make it into a yummy crepe.  I was indeed there around 12:15am one Friday evening and the carts were as my friend puts it “popping off.”  Potato Champion next door was pretty crowded, but I wanted something more substantial, so I opted for the mozarella, soprasetta, basil and red pepper.  mmmmm, soprasetta.  Look at that yummy goodness:

Crepe

It seemed like it only took a couple of seconds for the crepe pancake to brown enough for her to flip it and then add the ingredients and then a few seconds more and it was in my hands then in my belly.   Such a great replacement for the late night nosh.  The New York Times even took in some crepes on a recent visit.

Finished Crepe

Sample Menu:

  • Lemon and sugar – $3.50
  • Nutella and banana – $5
  • Chocolate and prosciutto –  $5
  • Walnut + honey + cardamom + corriander – $5
  • add frangelico or grand marnier to any of the sweet for $1
  • Gogonzola, pear, walnut, honey – $7
  • Ham and Gruyere – $6
  • Mozarella, soprasetta, basil, red pepper – $8
  • Smoke salmon, cream cheese, arugula, lemon – $8
  • Shakes and smoothies available also

Hours: Tues – Sat: 8am-3am; Sunday: 9am – 3pm
Email: perierra@gmail.com
Website: Perierra on Facebook

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