Nestled next to the King William IV pub on Hampstead High Street is the famous Hampstead Creperie’s minivan. Although it’s been around since 1980, it’s taken me 31 years to visit it.
La Creperie de Hampstead serves a large selection of crepes and usually a huge queue is formed to try the delicacies, but with a recent row between the pub owners and the Creperie, it’s now only open on certain days, we went down on a Friday evening.
The menu is great for both the sweet and savoury tooth in you and the prices range from £3 to £5. The sweet crepes is filled with your preference of chocolate, be it milk, dark or you can opt for Nutella filled with items such as bananas, or if you fancy a savoury crepe fillings include, cheese, garlic, ham and more.
I opted for the simple Nutella crepe and my other half opted for the milk chocolate filled with hazelnuts crepe. The best part is that you are able to see the chef cook the crepe live. The crepe mixture is poured onto the hot plate and with a spatula a thin layer is formed once done the fillings are placed and then placed in a white cardboard style paper cone.
With no seating available you can stand and eat, we found a street bench and sat looking out on the high street gazing into each other’s eyes (not!) eating the hot, sweet, delicious crepe. It can get messy and very filling but it’s oh so worth it.
Now I understand why people rave on about the La Creperie de Hamstead, it’s a great little van with absolutely delicious crepes made fresh, I’m so glad I was taken here it makes a perfect date night, the boy did well.