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Crêpe Amour Is About to Reopen in Vienna
Its food truck counterpart will start a weekday lunch route in the coming weeks. By Jessica Voelker
The new Crêpe Amour and its mobile counterpart. Photograph courtesy of Srijith Suku.
Comments () | Published July 24, 2012

Remember when Crêpe Amour closed in Georgetown? Well, it’s reopening at 407 Maple Way East in Vienna says Srijith Suku, who runs the business with his father, Suku Nair, and mother, Sridevi Suku. This is the family behind the shuttered Georgetown eateries Aditi and Amma Vegetarian Kitchen. The new cafe is flanked by the family’s spice shop, Aditi Spice Depot, and Turmeric, its four-month-old sit-down eatery. The Turmeric space previously housed their defunct counter service restaurant Aditi Bistro. Amma’s NOVA location—at 344 Maple Avenue East—lives on.

Got all that? Great. Back to Crêpe Amour. The Vienna version will have essentially the same menu as its shuttered Georgetown counterpart. That means devotees of the Dhaba crepe—with tandoori-marinated chicken strips, green peppers, curry mayonnaise, and cilantro—are in luck. Fans of sweet stuff (and wordplay) can opt for the Steve’s Job, stuffed with baked apples, almonds, cinnamon, and caramel; or the Fraise Amour, with hazelnut chocolate and strawberries. The shop will open around 6 each morning to serve Lavazza espresso drinks and organic teas alongside breakfast crepes. It will remain open until 10 at night.

There’s also a food truck, already known to fans of catered crepes, and soon to be familiar to fans of weekday lunch crepes. “Our food truck and catering aspects of Crêpe Amour have been branded as Crêpe Love,” says Suku. “Along with the weekday lunch schedule, the truck will be catering birthday parties, corporate lunches, outdoor festivals, and wedding-related events.” He’s pursuing a license with Fairfax County and says the truck should be heading to the mobile-eats hub near Solutions Drive in Tysons Corner in the coming weeks. Down the road, he’d like Crêpe Love to extend its route to DC, with stops in Georgetown and Foggy Bottom, and to Arlington County.

Once the truck route is figured out, Suku says he will turn his attention to updating Amma, which specializes in the vegetarian fare of South India. Look for vegan and gluten-free options in the near future.

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  • Arlington

    We hired the Crepe Love truck for a party this past weekend at our house and they were AMAZING! Sri Suku is professional, kind, and provided great service. The crepes were all unbelievable - our guests couldn't stop raving about them. My personal favorites were the Bachan and the Nutty Buddy. The truck is very cool and is such a fantastic idea for a party.

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