Filed under: Eating Out, Lunch, Sweets | Tags: crepes, fitzroy, Lunch, sweet
word spread a few weeks ago that there were vegan crepes available at the wick on brunswick street. naturally, i took it upon myself to go check it out for myself. the wick is a weird little place, which kind of seems like it doesn’t know if it wants to be a bar, a hippy shop or a creperie. it certainly isn’t as adorable as i feel a creperie could be. anyway. the first time i went, i had a white chocolate and strawberry crepe. it took FOREVER to arrive, because, as the woman working there informed me, she had to make a whole batch of vegan mixture. she went on to talk about how she’s going to have to put her prices up for vegan and gluten free crepes because soy milk and gluten free flour are so expensive. All crepes, at the time i went, were $10.
my crepe was pretty delicious. the crepe itself was kinda chewy, but i haven’t had crepes in a long time, so i couldn’t compare that to anything. maybe crepes are supposed to be chewy. the white chocolate was sweet william, i’m fairly sure, and the strawberries were plentiful.
the next day, i went back with erle. he ordered a savoury crepe, despite the fact that i pointed out lidia had said it was kinda boring. there are two vegan savoury crepes – one felafel and one tofu. erle ordered the tofu one, which had tofu, spinach and mushroom. he described it as bland and i had to concur.
i had been wiser, and ordered another sweet crepe – this one was milk chocolate and macadamia. it was pleasant, but not as good as the strawberry one. the chocolate was again, obviously sweet william and it was a bit cloying…
look. i like knowing there is somewhere around the corner from my office where i can get a sweet treat (albeit not a quick one) if the need arises. i like that the effort has been put in to include menu options for vegans. i liked, if i didn’t love the crepes that i ate. erle’s verdict was that the price hike (reportedly happening next week) coupled with the fact a chalkboard in the window promotes the place as “funky” meant that he would never return. i’m not that damning…but it’s not top of my list of vegan eateries. let’s leave it at that.
where: 361 brunswick street, fitzroy
open: noon-late, wednesday to sunday. apparently.
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