Breakfast from the LunchBox
Location: Farmers’ Market; Capitol Square, corner of State and East Mifflin Street
I was really excited to go to the farmer’s market this Saturday for a few reasons:
1. This was my first trip to the market of the year
2. I needed groceries
3. I wanted to see cute little kids
4. I could go to Ingrid’s Lunchbox for a crêpe
I had a bite of Ingrid’s at last year’s farmer’s market. I remember my mouth being overwhelmed with joy, so I was looking forward to going back. There was a little bit of a line, but I figured my crêpe would be worth the wait (and I was right!). With 9 menu items to choose from, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted. Should I get the customizable farmer’s crêpe (I planned on getting it with swiss, asparagus and mushrooms), the fresh fruit crêpe, or the banana nutella crêpe? So many delicious choices!!
I went with the fresh fruit crêpe–the sweet summery tastes of fruit sounded extremely appealing despite the overcast, un-summery weather. It included a sweet crêpe filled with strawberries, pineapple, and real heavy whipped cream, topped with a crème fraîche (a rich cream with a nutty, slightly sour taste and a velvety texture). I paid $6 for my food but had to wait about 5 minutes. There was a huge line with lots of other people waiting for their food as well, so I figured if it was this popular I was making a good choice for breakfast.
I was handed a paper plate with a HUGE crêpe on it wrapped in insulated foil (comically labeled ‘cheeseburger’) with a plastic fork. I didn’t really know how to go about eating the thing–do I eat it burrito style with my hands? Do I attempt to cut off chunks with my puney fork? I chose the latter. The first bite with a mix of crêpe, the sweet bite of strawberries and pineapple enveloped in the whipped creme and crème fraîche was heavenly. It’s funny how food can evoke feelings when you eat it. My breakfast just made me feel downright happy. Happy to be eating, happy to be at the farmer’s market, happy about life. I was just a very happy girl!
I couldn’t finish the whole crêpe, but I felt very full and extremely satisfied. I would definitely head back to Ingrid’s LunchBox again and would recommend it to anyone! They have menu items that appeal to all and satisfy a wide rage of food cravings. Now I just need to figure out a weekly schedule to balance my crêpes from Ingrid’s and the hot spicy cheese bread from Stella’s…
Deliciousness: 4/5 plates
Price: 5/5 plates
Speed: 3/5 plates
Authenticiy/Originality: 5/5 plates
Overall: 4/5 plates