60 Second Review: Crepe Guru
Crepe Guru blesses Hoboken with tasty grub!
Crepe Guru – at 315 Washington Street opened up just a week or two ago, and they’re already “knocking ’em out of the park.”
Great owners, a fabulous product, and a unique niche filled in Hoboken. What a winning combination.
Crepes are 10x better than “wraps”
When thinking of “crepes,” most people typically refer to the dessert kind… sweet. But Crepe Guru does those, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner! Egg sandwiches, chicken, steak, vegetarian, and even salads if you want to go way low-carb.
For the purpose of this review – let’s get the one product I tried out of the way first. The “Dyno-mite” Chicken Crepe. (See Crepe Guru menu here).
The “Dynomite” Chicken Crepe – is grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, honey mustard and cholula sauces, plus diced tomatoes and lettuce. For those who still might have trouble picturing what a crepe really “is,” think of it as a “super deluxe” Hot Pocket, or even better – a “gyro” that doesn’t squirt all over and end up on your back.
Your crepe is prepared on one of six electric crepe pans in the center of the store. (The back kitchen area is for “prep.”) The “dough” used for the crepe “sandwiches” differs slightly from the softer dessert kind – as it’s “stronger.” Consider it a light, crispy superior to the god-awful carbohydrate-dense “wraps” that have probably killed more people than all gun and knife violence in the world.
And if you’re lucky enough to have co-owner Peter Alvarez be the one that makes it for you – be in for a symphony of crepe-making magic. Quite amazing he does it with such finesse and attention to detail.
Overall, the taste was fantastic, crepe was piping hot and fresh, and hit the spot perfectly. Not overly stuffed, nor was I left feeling hungry. Can’t wait to try the breakfast crepes!
PS – you can also see artwork from Ocean Clark on display in the store, which is also available for purchase. Give Crepe Guru a call if you’re hungry for a tasty, well-prepared meal! (201)795-4878. Oh, and they’re open early (at 7am) and late on weekends (till 3am).