The food trucks are taking over Hopkins! As if Kooper’s Chowhound Wagon wasn’t enough, Creperie Breizh is now parking around 34th street, every Wednesday from 10 am-2:30 pm. Why the sudden ambush of food trucks to my campus? Honestly, I think it’s a brilliant marketing strategy – giving college kids new and exciting food options, such as gourmet burgers and authentic French crepes.
Creperie Breizh’s dark blue truck posts its menu and daily specials next to the order window – on my visit, I ordered a traditional Ham and Cheese crepe filled with Swiss and spinach leaves. My friend Kit ordered a crepe filled with pesto, tomatoes and cheese.
I have to say this might be the best crepe I’ve had in Baltimore. Compared to Sofi’s Crepes, Creperie Breizh’s contained simpler, more traditional fillings. The flavors were less complex and more palette pleasing, in my opinion – yes, the BBQ chicken and cheese crepe at Sofi’s is delicious, but it leaves me feeling pretty nauseous afterwards. The Swiss taste was mild, but flavorful, melting through the thick slices of ham and spinach leaves inside the crepe. The bite I had of Kit’s crepe was pesteoy paradise.
In addition to savory crepes, the truck also offers sweet crepes, such as Nutella, and raspberry and white chocolate.
Later that day, I heard word that Icedgems, a cupcake truck, had made an appearance on Wyman Park drive and in front of Eisenhower Library. Talk about sensory overload! That’s THREE food trucks on Hopkins territory over a period of three days. I think I’m in Heaven.