There's a new little creperie in the Minneapolis skyway. Crepes Up Delicious recently opened in the Canadian Pacific Building (I still keep calling it One Financial Plaza) off 6th and 2nd, in what has been a number of sushi shops. Now, it's crepes.
Why don't we have more creperies? I was really hoping for a fast-tracked trend when La Belle Crepe opened in the Medical Arts Building a few years ago, and then Cafe Zentral (now World Cafe) near 5th Street jammed my hopes up higher. Maybe this would be the start of the crepe boom, just like the DIY salad cafe boom that seems to have a green grip on all our floating hallways.
I mean, a crepe is a better vehicle than either bread or tortilla, ammiright? Why aren't we wrapping?!
So I popped into Crepes Up and they have both sweet and savory. I tried the prosciutto with goat cheese and arugula ($8.50) for savory, and for sweet I went with banana and Nutella ($6.50). Both were quickly made to order and served in a cone shape, though laid on their sides in to-go boxes. They were both generously stuffed with ingredients, tons of prosciutto and fresh bright arugula in the savory, and gobs of melty Nutella in the sweet. The crepes themselves were sturdy and chewy, not too lacy and thin, they were substantial enough so that I could pick them up and eat it like a sandwich, which is what I wanted to do.
I'm interested to see what the other flavors are like, I might grab a scrambled egg and smoked salmon one tomorrow. FYI, this isn't some cheffy operation, there was one nice lady working the counter, but she was focused and friendly. It feels like a franchise or something, and it seems the idea is to deliver something fast and portable, so don't go expecting a Magic Pan moment. Though, I must admit I am worried about the portability of a chicken stroganoff crepe, perhaps don't wear white. I couldn't find any website, so here's the menu:
It may not be the highest iteration of crepes, but for a grab-n-go skyway crepe my metric is admittedly looser. And these were good. I'm telling you, an afternoon latte from the neighboring Starbucks and a Nutella crepe might hit the spot and carry me to first dinner.