First All-Vegan Crêperie Opens In New York City

If being more health-conscious was one of your New Year's resolutions, and staying away from animal products is on your menu, a new all-vegan crêperie may make things a little easier. Founder Julia Kravets launched Little Choc Apothecary, which opened this week in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, in hopes of bringing healthy eating to desserts.  

"The 'Choc' in the name is a play on words," she explains, "reflecting the chocolate desserts we serve, and the chalk wall, where we feature a local artist each month, and let them get creative with chalk. The 'Apothecary' stands for the vast array of different herbs, and custom, medicinal blends we have in our upstairs section."

Kravet sources nutritionally dense, plant-based ingredients. The sweet vegan crêpes can be ordered with homemade nut butters, hazelnut spread, and caramel and chocolate sauces. Savory crêpes are made with a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and sauce spreads.

Sweet and savory crêpes aren't the only things on offer. Wander in and you'll find chocolate mud cake with peanut butter and caramel frosting, fig and walnut cookies, and apple cinnamon muffins. There's also a wide selection of teas and juices to choose from.

The staff still had to work out a few kinks on opening day. "A lime flew out of a juicer, the remains of which were found on the ceiling this morning," Kravets says. "But otherwise things have been as smooth as butter — or should I say extra-virgin coconut oil."