A new gourmet food cart has entered Arlington, and frankly, I couldn’t be more excited. Solar Crepes is a fantastic addition to Ballston. For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to try one of their delicious crepes (I don’t blame you, they just opened today), Solar Crepes features local and organic produce and a seasonal menu of sweet and savory crepes. I ran into their cart this morning on my way to work and picked up a Knewtella & Raspberry Crepe. Notice– it is not Nutella, but Knewtella, because the chocolate – hazelnut spread is handmade by a local chocolatier. Decadent and delicious.
A normal person probably wouldn’t have stopped there, but I have all of you readers to think about, so I went back for lunch. The Wild-Caught Smoked Salmon with Chive Creme Fraiche and Onion Puree was the perfect savory crepe, the sweetness of the onion puree balanced the saltiness of the smoked salmon.
Did I mention they have an awesome website, an iPad for taking orders, a super friendly staff, and their team has some serious culinary chops? For their website:
“Danna Andrews and Camille Dierksheide are honors graduates of L’Academie de Cuisine’s Professional Culinary Program, where they studied with two-star Michelin Chef Gerard Pangaud of Gerard’s Place and Chef Patrice Olivon of the White House, former Executive Chef of the French Embassy. As students at L’Academie, Danna and Camille discovered their common commitment to fine, sustainable, healthy food—eventually leading them to join forces to form Solar Crêpes.”
Solar Crepes will be open Monday-Thursday outside Ballston Metro Elevators (4245 N. Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA) from 8:00-ish – 2:00.