Local restaurants have taken a huge economic loss due to the coronavirus shutdown. Let’s support our local businesses during this difficult time for everyone in Texas. On the French side, we have found a couple places that offer Take-Out, Curbside or Delivery in the DFW Metroplex when you have that special craving for French goodies like bistro foods, French bread & baguettes, croissants, crêpes, or macarons! (more to be added)
Crêpes Sans Frontières is a very special and unique crêperie in Los Angeles located in the Historic Downtown Spring Arcade Building. They specialize in 100% Organic Buckwheat crêpes (galettes) where a French culinary creation becomes a crêpe you will never forget! From savory to sweet combinations … the culinary creativity and possibilities are truly endless.
Galettes are healthy gluten-free organic buckwheat that is really not wheat… It is a fruit seed related to rhubarb. It is very healthy and gluten-free. It is low in calories and known to promote a healthy cardiovascular system.
The galettes are one of the oldest traditions of humanity. In Brittany, they were cooked on flat stones called “jalet” from which the name “galette” originated. Buckwheat was brought to Western Europe by the crusaders. The Bretons adopted it immediately. This grain had the particularity to grow very quickly and to adapt to infertile soils. More importantly, since this flour was not proper for baking bread, the king of France did not tax it. The galettes became, for centuries, the basic meal of the Bretons.
Take a look at their menus and enjoy your visit at the crêperie in Downtown’s Spring Arcade Building. They also do catering, serving movie studios, corporate and private events all over Los Angeles.
Crêpes Sans Frontières is always a hit and was recently seen and enjoyed at the Movie Premiere Go With Le Flo! and COLCOA the French Film Festival Week among other events and will soon delight guests at the upcoming Christine Lewicki ‘s Book Launch Party for WAKE-UP!
Chez Monsieur Marcel “ La Vie Est Belle“! We just happened to be in Santa Monica on 3rd Street Promenade a few weeks ago and the fresh sea air made us very hungry. We had a leisurely bite at Marcel’s. Marcel Café is a French outdoor bistro (with several locations in LA ) we had lunch on 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica. We sat in the back patio and entertained throughout lunch by a twosome of awesome blues players.
It’s amazing how they whip out great dishes from their tiny portable kitchen. I liked that they also have for example ” des merguez!” spicy sausage from Algeria or Morocco and other unusual goodies on the menu. We had the Boeuf Bourguignon on that chilly afternoon and the French Burger with goat cheese and shoestring fries.
While sipping Monsieur Marcel House wine a smooth Merlot car” Un jour sans vin est comme un jour sans soleil!” and since I had some wine left I ordered some cheese because as we also say in my family “When there’s wine left in your glass you got to have cheese!” and vice-versa,
La vie est belle chez Monsieur Marcel in Santa Monica!