Crepe & Spoon celebrates its grand opening on November 20, and they’re offering sweet and savory vegan crepes, along with a variety of mouth-watering vegan ice creams. There are a few mix and match options for the crepes – try it with jam or a scoop of ice cream, or you can select a Bacon & Arugula, Ham & Cheese, or Banana & Cocoa Spread crepe. The meat and cheese are plant-based and made by The Herbivorous Butcher, and I never imagined savory crepes could be so delicious.
The Bacon & Arugula is above, and it includes arugula, mushrooms, garlic lemon sauce, and The Herbivorous Butcher’s Maple Bacon. The crepe and bacon are sweet and balance well with the bite of the arugula and sauce. I’m also in love with the Ham & Cheese which has The Herbivorous Butcher’s Ham and Smoked Gouda. The crepe with a cocoa-hazelnut spread with bananas is good, but I think I actually prefer the savory crepes. Not that it’ll keep me from eating the Banana & Cocoa Spread crepe regularly. Especially when topped off with a scoop of ice cream…
The vegan ice creams have a base of coconut milk and cashews so they’re dense and creamy. The more unique flavors are Popcorn, Piper’s Purple Vanilla, and Piña Colada. If you’re into more traditional flavors, check out Mint Chocolate Chip, Coffee, and Oreo. I could easily eat a pint of the Chocolate Rye in one sitting.
Note that they offer two dairy ice creams, so it is not a 100% dairy-free facility. If you’re interested in other vegan ice cream options in the Twin Cities, check out my post: Twin Cities Vegan Ice Cream Crawl.
Crepe & Spoon’s space is small but whimsical, with prices painted on an old window hanging from the ceiling, and a pew that serves as the only seating. I’m already looking forward to summer when I can grab a crepe in one hand and an ice cream cone in the other, then go for a stroll around northeast Minneapolis.
Crepe & Spoon
339 22nd Avenue Northeast