The dream came one day wrapped in a brightly orange package at the River Market Quay in New Westminster. The dream for eating delicious, lovingly made vegan crepes.
At first Lily and Alain from Crepe Des Amis weren't too sure about my pleas for non dairy crepes. You could see they were thinking "Would they taste good? Would anyone eat them? Who is this crazy woman lurking outside our restaurant??!" After many afternoons spent staring at them with sad vegan puppy dog eyes and sending pathetic forlorn tweets they came around to the idea that vegan could be delicious too.
My original intent with approaching Crepe Des Amis for a vegan option was for them to create a just the batter so that vegans could have crepes too. Never in a million years did I expect them to go way beyond the call of duty and create an entire vegan menu which included Daiya cheese!
When Lily told me I was so happy I came very close to crying. Not only did a company listen to what I had to say, they whole heartedly took on a challenge and made it their own. How many companies will do that for it's customers these days? Spend some time at Crepe Des Amis and you'll realize that this isn't just another company, these are two wonderful, amazing people who are passionate about food and equally as passionate about their community. I hope you'll come to enjoy their friendship as much as I have!
Without further ado here is their brand spanking new vegan menu:
Vegan Savoury Crepes
(all crepes are made with whole wheat flour)
Baby Spinach, Mushrooms and Daiya Cheese
Cucumbers, Pineapples, Tomatoes and Daiya Cheese
Tomatoes, Canadian Maple Syrup and Daiya Cheese
(this one sounds dubious but it super yummy!)
Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, Carrots and Daiya Cheese
Baby Spinach, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Carrots, Mushrooms and Daiya Cheese
Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomatoes and Daiya Cheese
Malaysian Spicy Salad
Cucumber, Carrots, Pineapples & Sesame Seeds with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Chinese Vegan Delight
Baby Spinach, Mushrooms, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Carrots with Shallot-soy Dressing
Savoury crepe prices range from $7.00 - $7.95
Vegan Sweet Crepes
(all crepes made with whole wheat flour)
Margarine, Lemon & Sugar
Margarine, Walnuts & Brown Sugar
Margarine, Bananas, Walnuts & Brown Sugar
Apple Cinnamon with Caramel Sauce
Canadian Maple Syrup
Blueberry jam or Strawberry Jam with seasonal fruit.
Also you can add a scoop of vegan ice cream!
Sweet crepe prices range from $6.00 - $6.95
Lily and Alain are open to suggestions and would love to get feedback on their vegan crepes! They will begin serving them as of Tuesday August 2nd so make sure you head down there and show them some love.
Vegan Crepes are served Tuesday through Sunday! Crepe Des Amis is located at the beautiful New Westminster River Market Quay (just a hop, skip and a jump from the New Westminster Sky Train station!) and they are open from 10:00 am to 6:00pm Tue-Sun.