Filling up at Dali Crepes, a One-Stop Crepe Shop
2854 S. West Temple, SLC
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
385.228.4280 • dalicrepes.com
Few foods can transcend the boundaries of mealtime and feed you fully at any time of the day—crepes are one of those surprisingly versatile foods that magically lend themselves to any flavor profile depending on what you put inside. At Dali Crepes, they take full advantage of this fact by offering a varied menu that highlights crepes in sweet, savory and distinctly breakfasty lights.
On a Friday evening, my housemates and I moseyed our way up to Dali Crepes for dinner. We ordered online on our way from Orem, picked up our food and had ourselves a picnic on the grass of a nearby church. One of the advantages of living in Utah is that you are never too far from a grassy lawn for an impromptu picnic. We threw down a blanket, set out the crepes and got to the real work of eating a delicious meal on a sunny day.
“We threw down a blanket, set out the crepes and got to the real work of eating a delicious meal on a sunny day.”
I can’t say that I’ve ever imagined barbeque and crepes going together, but the Carve and Enjoy ($15.25) brought those two worlds together seamlessly. As soon as I opened the box, I was transported to a backyard barbeque around a campfire. The edges of the crepe were browned and almost completely hid the filling. Any ideas you may have about crepes being dainty or unsubstantial are completely ruined by the complete BBQ dinner encased within. Once I cut in for my first bite, I could see the beautiful layers of cheese, greens and meat. The avocado mayo, mustard and garlic aioli add a smooth, creamy texture while the brie brings a slight funk as the tender brisket adds smoke and layers of savory flavor. If you ever find yourself missing summer camping trips in the dead of winter, this crepe can transport you to a different season.
In my opinion, there is very little that can’t be elevated by the addition of a fried egg with a runny yolk. That’s why when I saw that the Montenegro crepe was available in a traditionally savory option and as a breakfast crepe, I chose the breakfast option. Breakfast in Montenegro ($14.25) arrived folded into a neat square. The crepe itself acts as a picture frame exposing the yellow egg yolk and surrounding pink of prosciutto, leafy arugula and thin flakes of hard cheese. I love breaking the yolk on any dish, and this one was no different. I dove in with the side of my fork and let the yolk cascade over the filling. This crepe brought great herbaceous notes with pesto and a generous amount of salt. On bites with mostly prosciutto it could feel a little salty, but a complete bite with every element was balanced with crisp edges, soft insides and great brunch vibes.
“If you ever find yourself missing summer camping trips in the dead of winter, this crepe can transport you to a different season.”
With breakfast and dinner taken care of, it seemed only fair that I spend the bulk of my time with desert options. The Honey Heart crepe came to $7.85 and was sprinkled with crumbly nuts and cinnamon topped with whipped cream and a cookie. It brought a honey cinnamon flavor that reminded me of baklava, though not as crispy. The nuts added an almost bitter note that helped bring down the sweetness of the honey.
Dali Crepes offers gluten-free options, and I decided to try it on the Greatest Passions crepe, which came to $8.85 plus an additional $.35 for the gluten-free crepe. This crepe was cute and striped with a border of fluffy whipped cream. If you are a chocolate lover, this crepe will definitely hit the mark, but it is saved from being too rich with bright strawberries and the light cream. The gluten-free crepe had a similar texture and flavor to the standard option, and if I didn’t know I had ordered gluten free, I don’t think I would have noticed the difference. The Banana Dreams crepe ($8.85) was very similar, but a little sweeter with the addition of bananas and caramel and without the brightness of strawberries.
“If you are a chocolate lover, this crepe will definitely hit the mark, but it is saved from being too rich with bright strawberries and the light cream.”
In addition to crepes, Dali offers an extensive menu of housemade drinks. I ordered a 16 oz. iced caramel macchiato with coconut milk ($4.75 + $.65 for the coconut milk), which had gorgeous layering and came off as well-balanced with a light sweetness. The 16 oz. Mango Smoothie ($5.35) had a nice, bright flavor that was subtle and smooth. The Pink Ladies, at $4.85 for 16 oz., was fruity with soft, floral undertones and a light tartness that brought smart balance. Each made for a great addition to a summer meal.
Crepes make for a fun and indulgent meal, and given their size, one sweet and one savory is the perfect amount for two or even three people. And, with a broad menu, there is something at Dali Crepes for everyone. Follow @dalicrepes on Instagram for deals and to peek at their gorgeous menu items before stopping by.