EDIT: September, 2021 – We have just been informed by management at La Creperie, after a tip from a reader, that due to the buckwheat “not holding up” throughout the day, the chefs have now changed the recipe to add milk to the formerly vegan buckwheat crepes (or galettes). This is obviously extremely disappointing and we are very saddened that this now leaves nothing but a salad for us to enjoy at this brand new restaurant in France.
We understand that France isn’t traditionally very vegan friendly, but at a restaurant (or multiple restaurants) located in an internationally attended theme park where guests not only have dietary concerns and preferences, but also allergies to consider, making this switch is more than just disappointing, it is unenlightened. Universal Orlando has been offering vegan crepes for months now, a fully vegan chick’n option with no modifications necessary. And it’s delicious! Every other restaurant in Walt Disney World has at least one plant-based option. Let’s get with the times, it’s 2021. Chef Gusteau may say “Anyone can cook” but apparently not everyone can eat in France.
To express your disappointment in this choice that France’s restaurant operators have made, we urge you to take a moment to stop at Guest Relations and share your thoughts. You can also email [email protected] or [email protected]
What follows below was our original review of what used to be available before this change. We will keep it up in hopes they update their recipe yet again to accommodate more guests:
The latest attraction set to open at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and with it comes a new Quick Serve AND Table Service option – La Creperie de Paris. Located at the end of the new waterfront area in the France pavilion, La Creperie will be unique in offering table service and quick service crepes to go. But will there be a vegan crepe at this EPCOT spot? We got an early peek at the offerings and can’t wait to share the news with you!
First, the Quick Service “Crepes a Emporter” (Crepes to go) The “sweet crepes” are made with butter and eggs and obviously not vegan. There are crepes with ice cream, and sadly they are not offering any dairy free ice cream at this time.
But we do have ONE option, the Galettes or savory options have a Ratatouille Galette which is 100% vegan crepe as is. Made with a buckwheat crepe (literally just buckwheat, water, and salt), the ratatouille filling is vegan as well. They are also “gluten-friendly.” Tres Bien!! You could also ask for the Red Berries crepe to be made with the buckwheat crepe and it would be vegan as is.
I’m thrilled to have a vegan crepe in EPCOT and even more excited that we have a modified option as well. Now we may enjoy this lovely new dining spot in France in EPCOT too! It may not be the most photogenic, but having a vegan crepe in France in EPCOT makes it taste all the better.
Now, for table service at La Creperie de Paris, there is a slightly more extensive menu. There is a soup du jour, a house salad, and additional savory and sweet crepes, as well as a prix fixe menu option which gives you a selection of each for one price.
The Salade Maison is mixed greens, tomatoes, onions and a vinaigrette. This has been confirmed vegan by the chefs. Salad was not available for photos but we’ll be back to order it when it is!
The Soup du Jour will most likely not ever be vegan based on what chefs are telling us, as we expected.
Here’s a look at the interior of La Creperie de Paris in EPCOT. Very modern and neutral in color:
We were told we could make several modifications and have even more options at the table service Creperie de Paris. Keep in mind these are modifying the original recipes and may not be the most exciting or fulfilling flavor combinations, but if you’d like to try them, they are vegan if you make these changes:
You can make a “wrap” of the buckwheat galette and add the mushrooms or the spinach from the two savory crepes that have that filling. Without anything else in there, it would be pretty plain, but it is possible.
The dessert crepes have some options when you make them with the buckwheat crepe vs. the sweet crepe.
- Melba – Peach and red berry sauce – order without the caramelized almonds, which are made with butter.
- Banane – Banana would be just banana, nothing else.
- Poire– Pear would be just pear, nothing else.
- Pomme – Apple is not modifiable and cannot be made vegan.
Our reporter tried the Melba out so we could see what that would look like. He said it was very fruity and flavorful and the buckwheat crepe was not a bad combination with the fruit, even though it normally is made with a sweet crepe. The fruit flavors balanced out the buckwheat and made it delicious.
Still, I’m majorly excited about all of these vegan crepe possibilities at EPCOT! We just want to have some options and we’ve definitely got them here. I can’t wait to try these myself!
So there you have it, the FIRST LOOK at the new La Creperie de Paris in EPCOT’s France pavilion (which will open to the public on October 1, 2021) and all of its vegan crepe options. We thank our cast member friend for these photos and news, and hope we can try this ourselves at our Passholder preview in September. Until then, a bientôt and bon appétit!
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