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New venue is located just minutes from campus

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Food is a necessity in life. Organisms require at least a daily feeding in order for survival. College students, on the other hand, require food all the time. In Anchorage, venues like Moose’s Tooth, Bear’s Tooth, Thai Kitchen and Taco King are frequently busied with lines of students going out the door.

And now, recently added to that popular list, La Petite Creperie.

The phrase “la petite creperie” directly translates to “the little crepe shop” in French. What more does Anchorage need than a darling little French crepe shop within walking distance from the university?

“I think this is one of the chicest things that could have come to the area,” said Tessla Mallo, a UAA student. “It’s appealing to college students who are tired of Subway.”

Crepes are a longstanding symbol and tradition of the magical city of Paris. Little crepe stands are cluttered along the cobbled streets and the smell of fresh batter lingers steadfast through the air. Locals and tourists alike regularly flock to the crepe vendors to get their taste of true Parisian culture.

“The crepes from La Petite Creperie taste just like the ones I had in Paris,” said Ellen VanGorder, a UAA student. “They’re so amazing – the sweet ones are my favorite.”

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Despite being located in the city that perhaps draws the least resemblance to Paris, a crepe shop is just the addition to the food chain that Anchorage needs. It is fun, innovative, interesting, reasonably priced and, perhaps most importantly, tasty. The restaurant offers vegetarian, meat and dessert crepes for all meals of the day.

“I have never tried a crepe that isn’t topped with whipped cream, but it’s next on my list,” VanGorder said.

While crepes themselves are not the most nutritious chow, with approximately 303 calories apiece, the contents in the non-dessert crepes have the possibility to provide an adequate array of nourishing vegetables and meats. One of the delectable lunch or dinner crepes has the potential to nicely suffice, in terms of vitamins and calorie allotments, for a midday meal.

La Petite Creperie stands to be a staple in Anchorage’s lunch rush. The modern vibe, relaxed atmosphere and presentation along with the delicious assortment of crepes are the essential ingredients to a restaurant success. Bon appetite!

La Petite Creperie is located on the corner of Northern Lights Boulevard and Lake Otis Parkway in the College Mall. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (907)227-8573 for more information.

Written by Katie Forstner