Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Food Truck Diaries,Volume Seven: Planet of the Crepes

Posted By on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Small trailer, big crepes.
  • Small trailer, big crepes.

When Tucson Weekly readers talk, we listen. So when somebody asked if there were food trucks serving something other than Mexican food or hot dogs, we knew it was time to head east.

Way east. As in Tanque Verde Road and Camino Principal, where Planet of the Crepes spends its days serving an array of sweet and savory crepes. The food trailer is run by Jessica Kraus, the former pastry chef at Harvest Restaurant, the Grill at Hacienda del Sol and both Zona 78 locations. She makes incredible crepes. You should go try one.

The crepes themselves are golden-brown slices of heaven. The fillings are gourmet and plentiful. It’s all layered and folded so each bite is all light crispiness and flavor. One is a meal, but your brain tells you to eat more. I began planning a return trip halfway through my butter-basted potato, prosciutto and Manchego-cheese crepe this afternoon. Then I chewed really, really slow to make the rest last.

Planet of the Crepes will be posted up next to the main stage at Second Saturdays Downtown this weekend. It also heads down to Green Valley on Wednesdays for the farmers’ market. The rest of the time it’s open out on Tanque Verde Road from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. It will be heading up to the top of Mount Lemmon in May.

Check it out on Facebook here.

How it starts.
  • How it starts.

The finished product.
  • The finished product.

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