The Thanksgiving holiday is truly a thing of beauty. This October 13th, we plan on taking full advantage of this fun and tasty tradition. Let’s face it…we all LOVE the food. But before eating ourselves silly with turkey and mashed potatoes, let’s give thanks for our good fortune. In fact, research suggests that expressing gratitude for our blessings will indeed help us have a better life. We believe the opportunity to spend time with family and friends and celebrating life in the best country on earth is truly priceless.
In Canada, we produce approximately 5,000 metric tons of cranberries annually, mainly from Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. Bala, Ontario claims to be the Cranberry Capital of Canada and holds the iconic Cranberry Festival on October 17, 18 & 19. But did you know that to check the ripeness of a cranberry, all you need to do it throw it at the ground? As long as it bounces higher than four inches it is ready to be eaten! Who knew that this is what it takes to make the perfect cranberry sauce for your turkey!
Can’t wait for your Thanksgiving feast? Experience a true season sensation with our Turkey Thanks crepe. This bundle of goodness boasts turkey slices and fresh veggies, topped with dried cranberries ant sweet strawberries. For a whole month of celebration…The bird is the word!
There’s a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: friends and family, a long weekend, leftovers… and don’t forget Canada! HAPPY THANKSGIVING, fellow Canadians! Have a great and safe holiday!
September is knocking on our doors with its crisp temperatures, patchwork of blue skies, gold and candy apple reds. Canada’s national parks are the perfect places for the annual show of foliage colors. Catch the spectacular colors of your autumn road trip and share your gorgeous pictures with us!
But what is September also known for? Back to school month!
When it comes to getting kids fueled up for school, a healthy and nutritious breakfast is essential! In fact, statistics show that more than 40% of Canadian children do not eat breakfast on a daily basis. “By morning, kids have been fasting for up to 12 hours — even longer than a school day,” says Carol Dombrow, Dietitian for Breakfast for Learning (BFL), the leading national non profit organization working to ensure that every child in Canada attends school well nourished and ready to learn. Students who make healthy food choices are more attentive and ready to learn in the classroom!
Here at Crepe Delicious we created the perfect combination that will give your family plenty of energy to take on your new challenges: sliced apples, smooth caramel sauce and crunchy walnuts. Our seasonal inspired Caramel Apple crepe has the colors of the Fall with a bounty full of sweet and healthy ingredients in every bite! And for an unforgettable experience, pair your crepe with a cup of Mighty Leaf tea, now available in many of our locations.
Ah August, you are our last chance to enjoy Canada’s great outdoor offerings, such as hiking, camping and fishing! So, before leaves start to fall..let’s celebrate our Civic Holiday!
Have you started planning fun activities to do nearby? Not yet? Well, Ottawa can be the perfect backdrop for your last long weekend this summer! The city’s historic landmarks – from the iconic Parliament Buildings to the Rideau Canal – are surrounded by natural beauty!
Want to round out those experiences with activities that will excite your kids during the day? Did you know that on August 4th you can celebrate Colonel By Day, the holiday named for Ottawa’s founding father, with live music, dancing, heritage demonstrators, costumed characters and face painting for kids! And for food that will comfort and surprise you (depending on the mood!), don’t forget to visit our brand new location at the renovated Rideau Centre located in the heart of downtown Ottawa…one block east of Parliament Hill! We can’t wait to know what you think!
For those who will stay in the city, don’t miss our delicious monthly featured crepe – Brownie Bash, a yummy marshmallow crepe for a camping-like atmosphere, right in your favorite shopping mall! Consider it a mental break. And make sure to enjoy every mouthful!
It’s a big birthday! Canada celebrates its 147th birthday this year with a coast-to-coast party! Whether it is a celebration in our nation’s capital or a BBQ in your hometown, we wish you a joyous July 1. What makes you Canadian? Is it the maple syrup? The poutine? Is it hockey?
Urban Dictionary defines a Canadian as ‘somebody from the country north of United States which has; Maple Syrup; Hockey; Universal Healthcare; Peace; Low Crime/Violence Rates; Excellent Donuts and Coffee……’ What makes you a Canadian?
To our neighbours to the south, we also wish them the very best as they celebrate their day, Independence Day on July 4th. Who is up for trivia? What historic event took place 44 years ago on July 20, 1969? On that day, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon. Were you one of the hundreds of millions who watched the TV broadcast as the Apollo 11 crew, made during this historic, three-day flight?
As we head into the hot summer, get yourself ready with sunscreen, a best seller and a sunhat. It will be a hot one! This month, we invite you to celebrate our Canadian pride! Crepe Delicious is proudly Canadian and we proudly feature our Red and White crepe every July. Our Red & White wraps up fresh strawberries and custard and is topped with the perfect amount of icing sugar. At only $5, we’ll have you saying, “That’s a great deal, eh?”
Tanning, swimming, camping, and barbecuing are just a few of the wonderful reasons why we love the summer. Not to mention the upcoming end of classes for students. We all wish we could spend the whole day outdoors soaking up Vitamin-D with friends and family, but being prepared for the summer is just as important as having fun!
DRINK UP The sun and physical activity have gone hand-in-hand since we were toddlers. Sports, hiking, biking, you name it, they’re just more fun in the sun. Be sure to pack lots of water and refreshments for any outdoor escapades in order to stay healthy and hydrated!
COOL OFF We know we don’t have to tell you how crucial it is to apply sunscreen for your outdoor activities, but even when you’ve lathered yourself in your strongest SPF, it’s important to recognize that the suns’ harsh rays can still damage your skin after prolonged exposure. Balance your day by making a habit to spend some time in the shade too.
BUG OFF We’re rejoicing the return of summer weather, but we might not be so excited once the bugs start coming out. And they always do. The good news is that bug repelling technology is getting more and more advanced. They even have bug repellant that you can just wear as device around your waist. In the battle against bug bites, you’ll need every tool you can find.
RELAX Amidst all this hustling and bustling to be prepared, don’t forget to relax and enjoy your summer! Of course, we’ve got a savoury special for the month of June to help you do just that! Our Hot Love crepe is filled with scrambled egg, fresh veggies, mozzarella and sizzling hot sauce for a combination your mouth will love. Father’s Day falls on June 15th this month, so be sure to treat him to a warm crepe. Cheers!
April may not have been as warm as we would have liked, but May is starting to bring out double digit temperatures. We can finally move on from the snow storms, ice quakes and polar vertices of the past winter, throw on a spring jacket and indulge in fun in the sun!
Did you know May 12th to 18th is National Nurses Week, where we shine the spotlight on the contributions of nurses to society? May 12th is International Nurses Day, but it’s also the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightengale, who is considered the founder of modern nursing. Be sure to let your local nurses know how much you appreciate them!
With all the warmth in May, it’s no wonder it’s the same month we honour the warmest, most loving people we know, our mothers! In today’s fast-paced internet-driven world, it’s hard to find good old-fashioned quality time between texts and e-mails. Gifts are great ways to show appreciation for mothers, but this year we want to remind people to think less about the commercialization of Mother’s Day and more about truly connecting with your mom. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 11th this year, how are you going to celebrate?
Nothing says quality time quite like sharing a yummy crepe. If you’re out and about and you stop by the mall with your mom for Mother’s Day, be sure to check out our featured crepe of the month. Our Sweet Mom crepe is filled with sliced banana, dulce de leche and shredded coconut for only $5! It makes for the perfect sharable treat for a mother and her loved ones. At that price though, why stop at just one? Here’s to wishing all the moms out there an amazing May and Mother’s Day!
Crepe Delicious, Canada’s largest and fastest growing mall-based creperie is proud to announce the opening of its first location in Kuwait. Located in the newly built restaurant complex in the Abu Al-Hasaniya next to Divonne Village, this is the 18th franchise for the Canadian franchise chain. This location represents the first of 8 locations planned over the next 3 years with Almadar Restaurants, the partner selected to lead Area Development in Kuwait.
The Kuwait City location stands at 2,000 square feet, offers table service and boasts an impressive menu. Rooted in crepe culture and offering a wide range of signature sweet and savoury crepes including the ever-popular “Tuttie Fruitti” made with Nutella, fresh strawberries and bananas, and the classic “Popeye” made with spinach, tomato & feta, this location features an expanded menu. Healthy dining options such as soups, salads and sandwiches are showcased along with a selection of fresh juices and mocktails.
Founded by entrepreneur and chef Oded Yefet, Crepe Delicious is committed to healthy eating. The company uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to fill its signature, fresh to order crepes. The crepe itself has only 130 calories and 3.5 grams of fat; and it can be filled with endless possibilities of nutritious choices including fruits and vegetables, the finest dressings and sauces, and premium lean meats.
Crepe Delicious offers an outstanding opportunity for potential franchisees to run a turn- key operation receiving full training and support to establish, manage and grow the business. Almadar Restaurants will be seeking suitable franchisees to further establish the Crepe Delicious brand in Kuwait and lead the development of this unique concept.
Crepe Delicious founder and chef Oded Yefet embarked on an international journey to search for the perfect addition to the vibrant North American quick service restaurant industry. His travels took him across the globe from Western Europe to Far East Asia, with stops through North Africa. When he was on the streets of Paris, he saw street vendors serving crepes, as an alternative to North America’s typical hotdog. Oded Yefet took this elegant yet simple concept, combined with over twenty years of hotel and restaurant experience and created Crepe Delicious. Crepe Delicious is Canada’s largest chain specializing in the creation of world-class sweet and savoury crepes. The company is a leader in the trend towards healthier eating.
Crepe Delicious Locations:
Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre Reopening Fall 2014 (Vaughan, ON)
Toronto Eaton Centre (Toronto, ON)
Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill (Niagara Falls, ON)
Cambridge Centre (Cambridge, ON)
Sherway Gardens (Mississauga, ON)
Bramalea City Centre (Brampton, ON)
Upper Canada Mall (Newmarket, ON)
Conestoga Mall (Waterloo, ON)
St. Laurent Centre (Ottawa, ON)
Devonshire Mall (Windsor, ON)
CrossIron Mills (Calgary, AB)
Core (Calgary, AB)
Coquitlam Centre (Vancouver, BC)
Champlain Place (Moncton, NB)
Direct Energy Centre (Toronto, ON)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto, ON)
University of Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Divonne Village (Kuwait City)
For franchise inquiries please contact:
Oded Yefet, CEO & President
[email protected] 416.452.0072
We can all rejoice the fact that winter is “officially” over. The weather is starting to move out of the negatives, but we can expect a lot of rainfall. At least we can switch out our winter boots for rain boots. They’re still boots, but at least it’s warmer!
For all our Scottish-Canadians, April 6th is National Tartan Day. It’s a celebration of the contributions of Scots and their descendants in Canada. It is celebrated on April 6 because it’s the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, the Scottish declaration of independence!
Whether you’re looking forward to delicious egg hunts or egg decorating with the family, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday fall on April 20th and 21st respectively. Earth Day falls on April 22nd this year. Earth Day started in 1970, and is a internationally recognized holiday where people all over collectively demonstrate support for environmental protection. How are you going to participate? Tell us on Social Media, we’d love to hear about it.
April wouldn’t feel like much of a renewal without a new monthly special. Our Spring Ham is a sweet and savoury combination of glazed ham, pineapple, and lettuce and sprinkled with cheese. For $6, only a fool would pass up a deal that yummy.
We don’t know about you, but for us, winter has just about overstayed it’s welcome. Don’t get us wrong, we love winter as much as the next Canadian, but we’re definitely ready for a change of pace. If you love the snow, enjoy it while you can as March is meant to bring on the start of the warmer weather, and spring fashion for both people and the trees!
Let us take a moment to formally recognize and congratulate all the Canadians who represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. They made us truly proud. We had a great showing in terms of medals, winning a total of 25, 10 of those being gold. Canadians feel at home in the winter, so it’s not surprising we did so well. Kudos Canada!
On March 9th, we will be losing an hour due to Daylight-Savings Time. Ever wonder why we have Daylight Savings Time? Many people believe that DST could be linked to fewer road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time and can boost the tourism industry because it increases the amount of outdoor activities. It is also used to save energy and reduce artificial light needed during the evening hours. Commonwealth Day falls on March 10th, and good old St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17th, don’t forget to wear green!
Speaking of green, last month we indulged in our sweet tooth cravings, but this month we’re bringing back a savoury favourite that’s healthy to boot! Our Hello Hummus crepe will really hit the spot with a delicious mix of garden fresh veggies, chick peas, and of course, hummus! If you don’t already love hummus as much as we do, this article give us 10 reasons why we should be eating more hummus: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/hummus-health-benefits_n_4834315.html.
February is here and if you ask us, it’s still much too cold outside. We suppose that’s nothing new for us Canadians, after all, we have been born and bred in the cold. But we reckon that it’s the perfect reason to warm up with some of your loved ones and share a fresh, warm crepe!
A fairly new holiday for us Canucks, Family Day, falls on the 17th this month. After enduring the winter for this long, it’s going to be a holiday that’s much appreciated by banks, schools & libraries. If you want to make the holiday a bit sweeter, some malls will be open on family day and we will be waiting for you! Check the respective mall websites for details.
The 14th has always been the main focal point of the month. For decades, men and women have shown their love for each other in the form of gifts, chocolates, and grand gestures, all in the name of St. Valentine. Now, the history behind the love shared on this day isn’t exactly clear, but it doesn’t matter, because your significant other will be expecting something regardless. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
With all the love this month, we had to show our love to you with a monthly feature that was truly delicious. This month only, enjoy our New York crepe for only $7! A real slice of cheesecake, fresh cut strawberries, nutella and whipped cream will make for a dessert your love won’t soon forget. A deal this good only happens once a year, so get out there, share the love and savour every bite!
Oh December, what an eventful month you are. Christmas parties, family gatherings, shopping, and more. You keep us incredibly busy, and exceptionally cold. Not to mention the fact that when the snow starts falling, traffic on the roads is at an all-time high. But despite all the craziness, we forgive you because you always bring presents.
Last month, we mentioned how important it was to get your Christmas shopping out of the way early, and avoid those last minute lines. If you were too busy to heed our warning, or just procrastinating, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Our Tibos crepe Machine is the perfect gift to introduce our crepes to friends and family. And it’s great for current crepe lovers too. It’s super simple to use, and at only $175 (down from $225,) you’d be silly to pass up this opportunity. Click here for details.
If you’re sad to see our Choco-Dream crepe go, or didn’t have an opportunity to try one out in November, you are in luck! The special of the month is going to be extended for all your chocolate indulging needs. It will still be priced at $6, but only until the end of December, so don’t miss it!
Be sure to bundle up, be safe, and enjoy lots of hot drinks and holiday treats, (like our Choco-Dream crepe). Here’s to wishing everyone a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year from Crepe Delicious.
As the temperature is dropping, we are reminded that winter is just around the corner! In Canada, it never hurts to be ready for anything Mother Nature might throw you, (and she always throws something!). So, it’s about time we (begrudgingly) pull out our winter attire and prepare for the cold weather.
November is the happy medium between the myriad of family-oriented events that happen in October and December. It’s a nice break from all the planning and craziness, but it’s not all fun and games. For the more proactive individuals among us, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about all your Holiday shopping. It also serves as a welcome reminder to try and avoid the dreaded Christmas rush that will be hitting the malls soon. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
In November, we direct our attention towards Remembrance Day, which falls on the 11th of the month. However, many aren’t aware that Remembrance Day is celebrated for a full week. For more information on what’s happening and how you can honour our veterans, visit Canada’s Veterans website here: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/veterans-week
We always have a special treat each month and November is no exception. This month’s crepe feature is the Choco-Dream. It’s a chocolaty twist on our classic crepe, with fresh strawberries and chocolate drizzle. For only $6 all month long, we’ve got your wallet and your sweet-tooth covered. If that isn’t enough for you, give us a call and invite us to your next event! We offer catering services for your corporate and personal events. Have a great November everyone!
In Canada, October is one of the most beautiful months of the year with fall foliage filled with oranges, yellows, and browns. There’s no shortage of fun activities to do with your family in October either. Pumpkin carving lets kids and adults alike show off their artistic side. Fairs and festivals, and farms are great weekend options that are always a blast. Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October mixes great food with family. And who can forget Halloween at the end of the month, where creativity and sweet indulgence is at an all-time high.
Now, one of the best parts about October is there is so much great food. To offset the pounds you may have put on from the turkey and pumpkin pie, you’ll have to get active. Go for a hike and enjoy the fantastic fall colours, play football with friends and family, or spend the day picking fruit with the kids at a local orchard or farm and walk off those calories.
Can’t wait for your turkey fix? Our featured crepe of the month has you covered with none other than Turkey Thanks. With sliced turkey, fresh veggies, sweet strawberries and fresh cranberries, this crepe just might become your fall favourite. And at only $6 throughout October, how could you go wrong? Wishing everyone a safe and fun October.
Happy Canada Day, fellow Canucks. It’s Canada’s 146th birthday. With that, we mark one of the most important days of our heritage! Happy Birthday, Canada. With festivals, parties and BBQs adorned in red and white, how will you be celebrating this day?
WIN! WIN! WIN! Here’s a contest for our Canadian friends. Send us a photo of how you spent your Canada Day for a chance to win crepes for you and 3 friends and be featured on our Facebook! Send your entries to [email protected] or post on our facebook page. Entries must be received by July 3rd, 2013.
To our neighbours to the south, we also wish them the very best as they celebrate their day, Independence Day on July 4th. Who is up for trivia? What historic event took place 44 years ago on July 20, 1969? On that day, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon. Were you one of the hundreds of millions who watched the TV broadcast as the Apollo 11 crew made this historic, three-day flight?
July is a historical month, but also a hot one. We mark the start of the second month of summer. The summer months come fast and leave fast, and you don’t want to let it go to waste. Make some space on the patio because it’s definitely BBQ season! According to The National Post, we’re in for a warmer summer than normal, falling into the top-10 warmest summers in Canada. We said it last month but we can’t say it enough, make sure if you’re out in the sun, you don’t forget the sunscreen.
Of course, we invite you to celebrate this month with a little Canadian pride. Our Red and White crepe wraps up fresh strawberries, creamy custard, and is topped with the perfect amount of icing sugar. At only $5, we’ll have you saying, “That’s a great deal, eh?”
June marks the start of summer, and just thinking about it makes me nostalgic of summers past, spent with friends, family, food, and the warmth of the sun. With the change in weather, we have to make some changes in our daily routines as well.
Sun is wonderful, but the beginning of summer also means our bodies will be losing more water. Be sure to hydrate your body by keeping a bottle of water on hand all summer-long. Try to pick up a refillable, BPA-free water bottle to save money and the environment.
Everyone could use some more Vitamin-D, but we still need to remember to protect our skin and eyes from those UV rays. Along with a good pair of sunglasses, be sure to keep sunscreen on hand while you’re out and about this June. A nice tan might look nice, but burning should be saved for the campfire or the grill!
Of course we can’t forget the most important day in June, Father’s Day, which falls on Sunday June 16 this year. There’s a myriad of ways to show dad you care this June. Take advantage of the weather, and engage in some outdoor activities like biking or fishing, but first, start the day off on a sentimental note with what you know he loves, a great meal.
Our crepe for the month of June is aptly named Hot Love. With Scrambled eggs, fresh veggies, and mozzarella wrapped in our signature crepe and drizzled with our special hot sauce, it’s a combination that is sure to have your mouth watering. Your dad deserves a delicious treat this Father’s Day, and if you can’t make it in for the 16th, our promo is running all month long.
It is true that Spring is on its way, although some days certainly haven’t felt like it. May is about celebrating the special woman in your life – your mom, and Mother Nature! May is the month of Mothers and also the first long weekend of the season that people anxiously await.
Traditionally known as “May Two-Four” or “May Long Weekend”, it is marked by cottage openings, garden planting and awe-inspiring fireworks. We can thank Queen Victoria for these spring festivities – May 21st is Victoria Day, in celebration of not only her birthday, but also in celebration of the current monarch.
Mothers everywhere will be only too happy to remind you (and mothers know best!) that May is the most important month because of Mother’s Day. It falls on the second Sunday in May in most countries around the world, including Canada –May 12th this year, so mark your calendars! And if you are wondering who first declared that we should have a special day to pay tribute to moms, it was US President Woodrow Wilson – back in 1914.
Wondering how you should you celebrate your “Mom”, “Mum”, “Mommy”, “Momma”, “Mama” or “Maman” this year? Well, rather than buying her an over-priced bouquet of flowers or a mega-box of chocolates, we have a better idea. In our opinion, the next best thing to cooking a homemade dinner is treating your mother to this month’s sweet Crepe Delicious offering: a Sweet Mom crepe. Filled with fresh sliced banana, and topped with a drizzle of delectable dulce de leche and a sprinkling of coconut, this delicacy is sure to be as sweet as your mom – in fact, it was named for her! Happy Mother’s Day from your friends at Crepe Delicious!
Spring has definitely sprung. As you traipse through this month’s raindrops and puddles under the cover of your umbrella, keep in mind that the inclement weather will soon make way for sunny days and fresh, rejuvenated gardens!
The very first day of the month, April 1st, is a “combo deal” for celebrations this year! First, it is of course April Fool’s Day – a day for all you tricksters out there to play practical jokes on your friends and family. And, Easter falls on April 1st as well. Hmmm… could this mean that the Easter bunny may have some pranks in his egg basket?
What better way to celebrate the spring revitalization than Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd this year! Do Mother Earth proud by taking part in some of the many activities and events that are geared towards conserving our environment, and celebrating our wonderful planet.
And now for something a little bit different… this month’s “funny” holiday should put a huge smile on your face. It falls on April 14th, and is called the “International Moment of Laughter Day”! Professional speaker and humour consultant Izzy Gesell dreamed up this celebration in order to share the importance of laughter with others. What the heck, meet up with some friends, share some jokes, and enjoy some snickers n’ snorts!
Let’s just say that this month’s special crepe is no joke… the “Spring Ham” is a lip-smacking combination of glazed ham, pineapple and lettuce, sprinkled with cheese. Give it a try! And don’t forget to take advantage of our private catering service when you hold a special event. We’ll come right to you armed with our crepe makers or crepe cart, as well as a fresh supply of crepe ingredients. Our Executive Chef can even create a signature crepe especially for you! Click here to learn more, and check out our list of satisfied clients.
Let’s just say there’s no shortage of reasons to celebrate in March! In addition to the days getting longer and the temperature getting higher, there are a bunch of wonderful holidays as well.
This month brings hopes of higher temperatures and melting snow, and the celebration of Spring. On Sunday, March 10th we turn our clocks back to Daylight Savings Time, and then later in the month on March 20th, we have the official first day of Spring! Charles Dickens said it best: “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Never sure what to wear when you go outside? It’s all about layers people!
March is chock o’ block with reasons to have fun. Let’s start with the recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th. Shortly afterward, St Patrick’s Day falls on March 17th… we highly recommend having a green pint or two, and dancing a jig with your friends at the neighbourhood Irish pub! The eve of Passover arrives on March 25th – those of Jewish faith gather with friends and family to share symbolic meals in their community. And finally, Easter comes early this year – Good Friday falls on March 29th, and Easter Monday follows on April 1st. You can commemorate this Christian holiday by attending a religious service, painting Easter eggs and eating the chocolate treats that the Easter Bunny drops off!
And now for something a little bit different… bet you didn’t know March 13th is “Earmuff Day”! The inventor of the earmuffs, Chester Greenwood, was only 15 when he came up with this cozy-ear idea on a cold day in Farmington, Maine back in 1873!
Our chefs are serving up “Hello Hummus” this month, a healthy crepe stuffed with garden fresh veggies, tasty hummus and topped with chick peas. Remember, you can create amazing crepe combos at home, and remember to post your photos on our facebook page!
Despite the cold temperatures, February’s all about warmth for friends and family! Spend some time with loved ones… take your sweetheart out on a special date for Valentine’s Day, and then take advantage of Family Day to hang out with your family for a long weekend. Read on to find out more about these special holidays, and of course learn more about our treat of the month!
Family Day, which always falls on a Monday, is a public holiday designed to give family members an extra long weekend to spend quality time together. Take the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor fun like skiing or skating, or – if it’s a bit too chilly – stay inside and play some cards or even research your family history! This year, Family Day is celebrated on February 11th in British Columbia, and on February 18 th in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
The most recognized February day is of course the 14th, Valentine’s Day! It is a special tribute to romantic love – a day when couples celebrate their relationship by giving gifts such as beautiful bunches of red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, or even a shiny piece of jewelry. Presents aside, remember that showering your loved ones with kisses and hugs is the best way to celebrate…. xoxoxo!
And now for something a little bit different… if you’re a chocolate fan, there’s one more, slightly nutty, reason to celebrate in February – World Nutella Day! Check out the website, and unite with your fellow Nutella lovers to drool over the newest Nutella recipes, and even learn how to say “Happy Nutella Day” in multiple languages!
This month, our chefs have lovingly created the “something”, perfect for sharing … the New York crepe. Think New York cheesecake, nutella, fresh strawberries & whipped cream! And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, keep in mind that you don’t have to go to a Crepe Delicious creperie to satisfy your craving. You can get your very own crepe machine, or take advantage of our catering service – you and your friends and family can enjoy our amazing creations at your private event. We’ll even have our Executive Chef create a signature crepe especially for you! We’ll come to your venue with our crepe makers or crepe cart, and a bounty of fresh ingredients to make your event a success. Click here to learn more, and take a peek at our list of our delighted clients.
The month of January is typically a month of “renewal”… a time to reflect on the year that was, and look forward to the wonderful year ahead. Many people focus on their New Years resolutions which, after all the festive feasts of December, often include diet plans and exercise regimens for the coming year!
New Year’s is celebrated on two days – Dec 31st and Jan 1st. The festivities are based on ancient celebrations of the winter solstice by Europeans, as well as by First Nations peoples in what is now Canada. January 1st is “New Year’s Day” – a statutory holiday. Thank goodness for that, as it is also the “recovery” day after December 31st or “New Years Eve”, the night on which many folks celebrate the holiday season at parties with their friends and family. Others take part in public outdoor events, such as the Citytv New Year’s bash – an evening concert and awe-inspiring midnight fireworks held at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.
A slightly more “wintry” way of celebrating the month of January in Canada is to take part in the Niagara Icewine Festival. This three-weekend event — Jan 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27— gives you the opportunity to experience the wonderful wines and culinary delights in the heart of the romantic Niagara wine region.
And now for something a little bit different: If you’re an Elvis fan, you may want to don your blue suede shoes and head to Honolulu, Hawaii for Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii, the 40th Anniversary Celebration. The event, which will be held from January 10-15, will include concerts, and tours of Elvis-related sites on the island. The Elvis bonanza will end with a movie screening of “Aloha from Hawaii”, held 40 years later in the same venue as the original concert!
We are kicking off 2013 with a healthy crepe called the Egg-cellent. This tasty, healthy new-year treat consists of sliced egg and fresh veggies. Keep in mind that Crepe Delicious offers catering, so that you and your guests can enjoy our crazily yummy crepes at your special event. We’ll come to you with our own crepe makers or crepe cart, as well as all the fresh ingredients you can imagine. Click here to learn more about our catering services, including a list of some of our happy clients!
The month of December is perfect for spending some quality downtime with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, and take advantage of the winter wonderland that the season brings! December is traditionally a time when we all take a little break from the tedium of school and work to enjoy family gatherings and dinners, and partake in some “cool” winter sports. Read on to find out more about some of the traditional festivities, get some great ideas for keeping busy during the holiday break, and of course check out our fantastic gift idea!
Chanukah, otherwise known as “Hanukkah” or the Festival of Lights is celebrated in December. This year, the eight-day celebration, begins on Sunday, December 9th. The first night Chanukah begins with special blessings at sunset, and the holiday is commemorated through gift giving, candle lighting and various events with family and friends.
Christmas Day, December 25th, is filled with activities, gatherings and food! Families and friends exchange gifts, share traditional meals such as turkey complete with cranberries, potatoes and vegetables, as well as a variety of tasty baked goods or Christmas pudding!
The day after Christmas is Boxing Day, another public holiday. We encourage you to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and participate in some winter sports such as ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, and everyone’s favourite… tobogganing! And last but not least, don’t forget to save a bit of your energy for the big celebrations on the 31st, when we usher in the new year.
Whatever your holiday celebrations and traditions bring, you can welcome a new family tradition with your very own crepe machine. Perfect for your own home, or gift giving, it is a unique tradition that everyone will enjoy! And don’t forget, Crepe Delicious offers catering, so that you and your friends and family can enjoy our scrumptious creations at your special holiday event. We’ll come to your venue with our own crepe makers to make your event a success.
We wish you all the best for the holidays and a happy and healthy 2013.
November is a month of transition… most of the autumn leaves have fallen, and the nights are getting nippy. With snow already falling in some parts of the country, the toques and gloves are coming out of storage. Winter’s on its way! Read on to find out more about what November brings, including Remembrance Day, and of course the latest Crepe of the Month!
The coming of November signals the arrival of winter… and just before the snow flies, a glimpse of the upcoming festive season! Many cities hold their Santa Claus parades in November. Click here to check out this year’s Santa Claus parades across the country.
Another salutation this month is Remembrance Day, which takes place on Sunday, November 11. It was established as a way to honour the men and women who have died while serving their country. Traditionally, Canadians take part in different types of remembrance ceremonies and services, all of which include two minutes of silence at precisely 11 a.m. A bright red poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day – volunteers offer poppy pins in exchange for donations that are used to support war veterans.
This November, we’ve created the “Brownie Bash”, a festive crepe that features a delicious combination of decadent brownie chunks and marshmallow topped with chocolate sauce. Yours to enjoy!!
When you’re planning your office parties or private events, remember that Crepe Delicious offers catering – we’ll show up with our crepe makers or crepe cart, and all the fresh ingredients to make your gathering a memorable event. Click here to learn more about our catering services and invite Crepe Delicious to your next event!
October is a wonderful time to enjoy the colourful autumn season and of course, to give thanks. Since 1957, Thanksgiving Day has been help in Canada on the second Monday of the month to give thanks for a bountiful harvest and other good fortunes over the past year.
At Thanksgiving, most Canadians enjoy a long weekend with a statutory holiday on the Monday. It’s a time for family gatherings, with traditional Thanksgiving dinners – complete with an over-sized turkey and all the fixins! – held on the Sunday evening. Table leaves and extra chairs are brought out to accommodate everyone, and decorations include pumpkins and gourds, ears of corn, wheat sheaves and other classic signs of the harvest.
Don’t worry though, it’s not all about eating… after the Thanksgiving feast, people like to work off a few of those extra pounds through other traditional Thanksgiving weekend activities such as hiking to enjoy the autumn foliage, attending football games – of the backyard and “official” variety – and taking in Thanksgiving parades and fall fairs! A great family outing, the fall fairs offer something for everyone… petting zoos for the kids, craft displays for Mom, giant pumpkin competitions for Dad, and freshly baked fruit pies for all (if there’s any room left!).
Our October crepe feature is truly a seasonal sensation! Labeled the Turkey Thanks, this bundle of goodness boasts turkey slices and fresh veggies, and is topped with dried cranberries, and – just to sweeten the deal – tasty strawberries. To the creative chefs at Crepe Delicious, we’d like to say “Thanks for the Thanks”!
Ah, September… it’s time to wind down the pool parties and golf games, and settle into the month of changing leaves and fall fairs. And for many children and parents alike, the fading memories of summer turn into binder-buying and clothes-shopping for ‘back to school’! That said, thank goodness we start the month off with the extra-long Labour Day weekend.
This year, we have made a valiant attempt to ease you out of summer fun and into the fall season by developing a fancy new crepe that tastes great and actually reflects the colours of the season!
Ever since the 1880s, Labour Day in Canada has been held on the first Monday in the month of September – this year it falls on September 3rd. Viewed as the unofficial end of summer, it gives everyone a chance to spend some time with family and enjoy the great outdoors before it gets nippy! The shift into the fall in Canada signals a whole new set of activities – the most popular one probably being “leaf peeping”, or checking out the changing colours of the trees! If you’re not into leaf peepshows, you could also try out some fall fishing or apple and berry-picking, or check out the livestock and autumn harvests at the local fall fairs! And cap it all off with some traditional Labour Day fireworks.
This month, our feature is a healthy number complete with autumn colours and seasonal fruit! Dubbed the Caramel Apple, this scrumptious crepe is stuffed with sliced apples and smooth caramel sauce, and topped with walnuts. Just the thing to help you “fall” right into the new season!
The month of August is the last big hurrah before we wind down the season … the lazy hazy days of summer won’t last much longer. It will soon be time to ease into our comfy sweaters and head back to school, so take advantage of every last minute!
And on the holiday front, although we’ve only just recovered from Canada Day, we’re blessed with yet another long weekend. This time to celebrate the Civic Holiday. We’ll take it! Keep reading to find out more about the summer’s last big festivity, and to see what we’ve created for our tastebuds this month…something equally healthy as it is tasty.
As mentioned, we have another national holiday this month, the Civic Holiday, or ‘August Long Weekend’ as we like to call it! It always falls on the first Monday of the month and it has different names depending on where you live. For example, if you’re in Nova Scotia you’ll celebrate “Natal Day”, if you’re in Newfoundland you’ll party on “Regatta Day”, and if you’re in Ontario’s capital of Toronto, you’ll enjoy “Simcoe Day”! The only certainty is that if you’re in a vehicle on your way to a campsite or cottage on any Canadian highway, you will probably be nicknaming it “The-Worst-Traffic-Jams-I’ve-Ever-Seen Day”.
This month, take a health break from heaping barbecued cheeseburgers, roasted weenies and s’mores, and try our August crepe feature! Dubbed the Super Sprout, this bundle of goodness boasts fresh veggies, mushrooms, chick peas and sprouts – it’s not only refreshing, it’s crazily good for you. We wish you all healthy eating and safe travels!
It’s finally July – typically the warmest month for the northern hemisphere – so get out and enjoy the heart of summer! Before you know it the winter winds and flurries will be back, so take this chance to get out and enjoy the great outdoors while you can. Go walking, jogging, hiking, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, swimming, pogo-sticking, trampolining… choose the activity that suits you best, but just get outside and have some fun!
And let’s not forget, Sunday, July 1st is our country’s national holiday – Canada Day! Read on to find out about the wonderful treat we have created to help you celebrate not only on the holiday weekend, but the whole month of July.
Although you may fondly think of the July 1st weekend as one of the times when you get an extra day off work to extend your burger n’ marshmallow activities at the cottage, don’t forget why – it’s Canada’s birthday! Canada Day is celebrated all across the country in every province and territory, and marks the day back in 1867 when Canada signed the Constitution Act – essentially uniting two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into one big glorious country.
We encourage you to celebrate our nation’s birthday in true “Canadian” style. Go for a skinny-dip in a cold northern lake… have pancakes dripping with maple syrup for breakfast… work on finetuning your loon call… get out to see some red and white fireworks!
The one thing you don’t need to worry about for the celebrations this year is baking a red and white cake – we’ve nicely covered that off for you! This month’s patriotically yummy Crepe Delicious special is called the Red and White – fresh strawberries and creamy custard wrapped together in a crepe, and sprinkled with icing sugar. Come on in and try one… you may find you want to celebrate Canada’s birthday every day of the month.
Spring has sprung – the flowers and new romances are now in full bloom, and we’re headed into the hot, hazy days of summer. June is all about patio lunches, afternoon bike rides and evening strolls through the park – its time to get outdoors and celebrate nature! Read on for just a few of the different ways you can do your part to help the environment and our planet over the next month.
Last month we celebrated Mom… well now it’s Dad’s turn. The third Sunday in June marks the day that we celebrate our fathers and show them our appreciation – this year it falls on June 17th, so mark your calendars!
This year, Canadian Environment Week takes place from June 3-9. The whole week is dedicated to protecting Canada’s natural environment, and there are several cool things sandwiched in. Take a few minutes to read on, and think about what you can do to protect the natural environment!
• The week-long Commuter Challenge is a national, friendly competition among organizations and cities to see who can get the biggest percentage of employees out of their cars, and into using healthier, cleaner ways of travelling such as walking, cycling, carpooling or public transit.
• June 5 is World Environment Day – in 1972, the United Nations designated this as a special day in order to stimulate activities to help save the environment.
• Clean Air Day on June 6 is a chance for Canadians to show their commitment to making the air cleaner by learning about air pollution and participating in activities that contribute to cleaner air – ride your bike!
• And finally, June 8 is World Oceans Day. The Government of Canada introduced the idea of a special “oceans” day in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and ever since, it has been celebrated around the world. Think about the important role of oceans to our planet, and help raise awareness!
This month’s scrumptious Crepe Delicious feature is perfect for the season: a Hot Love crepe. Treat that special someone (this month, probably your Dad or your new summer romance!) to this spicy number. Scrambled eggs, fresh veggies and mozzarella, all wrapped in our signature crepe and drizzled with our special hot sauce. Perfect for brunch or anytime!
Most people gladly celebrate the long weekend in May – traditionally known as “May Two-Four” or “May Long Weekend” – by opening the cottage, planting their gardens or catching an awe-inspiring fireworks display. We can thank Queen Victoria for these spring festivities – May 21st is Victoria Day, in celebration of not only her birthday, but also in celebration of the current monarch.
Now, putting the long weekend aside, mothers everywhere will be only too happy to remind you (and mothers know best!) that May is the most important month because of Mother’s Day. It falls on the second Sunday in May in most countries around the world, including Canada –May 13th this year, so mark your calendars! And if you are wondering who first declared that we should have a special day to pay tribute to moms, it was US President Woodrow Wilson – back in 1914.
Wondering how you should you celebrate your “Mom”, “Mum”, “Mommy”, “Momma”, “Mama” or “Maman” this year? Well, rather than buying her an over-priced bouquet of flowers (not always so lovely during allergy season), or a mega-box of chocolates (she’s trying to shed a few pounds for bikini season!), we have a better idea. In our opinion, the next best thing to cooking a homemade dinner is treating your mother to this month’s sweet Crepe Delicious offering: a Sweet Mom crepe. Filled with fresh sliced banana, and topped with a drizzle of delectable dulce de leche and a sprinkling of coconut, this delicacy is sure to be as sweet as your mom – in fact, it was named for her! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for another exclusive Mother’s Day offer!
“April showers bring May flowers”, so the saying goes… but don’t let a few drops of rain get you down! Grab your brolly, don your wellies, and dance in the puddles to celebrate the end of winter and beginning of spring.
As you know, the month begins with All Fools’ Day or April Fool’s, a day for pranks, practical jokes and hoaxes. But don’t be fooled for long. By April, spring is in full swing – meaning not only a delightful new season filled with everything fresh, but also a time of important celebrations.
Take for example April 2nd, International Children’s Book Day. Since 1967, this day has been devoted to the love of books in honour of beloved children’s author Hans Christian Andersen. So whether you’re a kid, or simply a “kid at heart”, this is your chance to take a few hours to escape, and enjoy an enchanting child’s tale or two.
And let’s not forget Easter on April 8th… a time for feasting! Before you go hunting for chocolate treasures hidden by the Easter Bunny, we invite you to try this month’s healthy, delectable Crepe Delicious treat: a Spring Ham crepe, complete with sweet glazed ham, pineapple, lettuce and a sprinkle of cheese to top it off!
Lastly, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. We encourage you all to hug your planet on this special day by participating in one of the wonderful programs in your area – check out the Earth Day website for more details. (link www.earthday.ca). What better way to rejoice in the earth’s bounty than to enjoy the fresh, healthy flavours of the season brought to you by your friends at Crepe Delicious!
We’ll be at the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building! We are looking forward to meeting you and showing you how you can be your own boss! The National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! This event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a Franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. Crepe Delicious & Froshberg Gelato will be at booth #304 for this two-day event. If you’d like some more info, please give us a call at 1-877-582-7373 or visit us online.
Did you know that March is Nutrition Month in Canada?
March is packed with special days. It is a celebration of leprechauns and Guinness with St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th. International Women’s Day is recognized worldwide on March 8th, and we all welcome the arrival of the first day of Spring every year on the 21st.
Each March, Dieticians of Canada bring us Nutrition Month. This year, the campaign is busting up 39 popular food and nutrition myths. Is ‘multi-grain’ the same as ‘whole grain’? Is sea salt less harmful than ordinary salt? Do I have to avoid carbs to lose weight?
These truths are essential in making smart choices, especially for our children. Crepe Delicious is a proud supporter of Breakfast for Learning, a national charity whose vision is to ensure that every child in Canada attends school well nourished and ready to learn. Breakfast for Learning is also celebrating National Nutrition Month!
The Nutrition Month campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. There is an abundance of information that is accessible to us online, but what is true? The myths that this campaign tackle are part of what we face each day – ‘Multi-grain’ is not the same as ‘whole grain’, sea salt is no better for you than table salt and no, you don’t have to avoid carbs to lose weight? Visit Dieticians of Canada to read more about these myths.
At Crepe Delicious, we believe in healthy eating by selecting fresh, nutritious and wholesome ingredients. All our crepes are prepared fresh-to-order for you. Crepe Delicious is celebrating the month of March with a Mandarin Spin Crepe Combo! Have a healthy and nutritious month!
Don’t miss The Franchise Show at the Toronto Congress Centre on Saturday February 25 & 26 from 11am-5pm at the Toronto Congress Centre, Hall F. As a proud member of the Canadian Franchise Association, Crepe Delicious will be at Booth #501. We are looking forward to meeting you and sharing how you can Be Your Own Boss. Established in 2004, we are Canada’s largest and fastest-growing mall-based Creperie with franchise opportunities available across the country. Can’t wait to meet us? Then give us a call at 1.877.582.7373 to find out more!
February is a sweet month.
The Hershey Company, producer of beloved Hershey Kisses, was founded in February 1894 and has delighted us with its selection of chocolates over the past 118 years. February celebrates another sweet legacy – Nutella. Nutella was created in the 1940s but it was just 6 years ago that February 5th was declared World Nutella Day. (Follow us on Twitter for our World Nutella Day promo!)
If those sweet celebrations are not enough, Valentine’s Day falls right in the heart of February. Couples shower each other with all the love they have, and impressive gifts both sparkly and sweet. Heart shaped chocolate boxes and cakes abound, but the real ‘heart’ of Valentine’s Day is enjoying your sweetheart and the ones you love.
This year, why not embrace the winter season and celebrate Valentine’s Day out on the slopes? Discover a great toboggan hill? Try tubing for the first time? Or simply enjoy a good-hearted snowball fight! These winter activities get you out into the crisp, fresh air, give a winter workout, but best of all… it gives you the excuse to snuggle up, stay warm and enjoy some of the sweet treats at the end of the day.
During the month of February and especially on Valentine’s Day 2012, remember that being around the people you love is the greatest gift of all. So when you wake up tomorrow morning, make sure to give the ones you love a kiss and a hug! Crepe Delicious is celebrating the month of February with a crepe that is perfect for sharing! Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Crepe Delicious!
Healthy Eating Starts Here! Let’s face it – most New Year’s resolutions are about hitting the gym and getting a healthy start to the new year. At Crepe Delicious, we are committed to healthy and nutritious eating. All of our crepes start out with our signature batter – and each crepe is only 130 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. Fill it with fresh and nutritious veggies and lean protein and you have a healthy meal option. We prepare all of our crepes fresh-to-order so you tell us what you like! This month, try our Egg-cellent crepe – made with sliced egg, packed with fresh veggies and sprinkled with grated cheese…all for $6. Try this for a healthy start to 2012!
Don’t miss The Franchise Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre on November 5 & 6. As a proud member of the Canadian Franchise Association, Crepe Delicious will be at Booth #500. We are looking forward to meeting you and sharing how you can Be Your Own Boss. Established in 2004, we are Canada’s largest and fastest-growing mall-based Creperie with franchise opportunities available across the country. Can’t wait to meet us? Then give us a call at 1.877.582.7373 to find out more!
Don’t miss The Franchise Show at the Toronto Congress Centre on October 22 & 23. As a proud member of the Canadian Franchise Association, Crepe Delicious will be at Booth #501. We are looking forward to meeting you and sharing how you can Be Your Own Boss. Established in 2004, we are Canada’s largest and fastest-growing mall-based Creperie with franchise opportunities available across the country. Can’t wait to meet us? Then give us a call at 1.877.582.7373 to find out more!
September 1st is the grand opening of the brand new food court at Toronto Eaton Centre. The Urban Eatery is an exclusive dining environment and Crepe Delicious & Froshberg Gelato are excited to be part of this revolutionary new concept! If you are in the downtown core working, shopping or visiting, come by and enjoy a fresh crepe and delicious gelato. See you there!
Back by popular demand…Hello Hummus! Thanks so all who have requested this featured crepe. Tasty hummus, garden fresh veggies, topped with chick peas! Available until Aug 31st! Enjoy!
What a beautiful day to celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday. The Royal couple joined Canadians in Ottawa today to take part in the day’s celebrations. This month, enjoy a ‘Red and White’ crepe as you follow the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on their 12 day visit to North America. Fresh strawberries & custard, sprinkled with icing sugar. Who can resist?
Thank you Calgary! What a wonderful welcome to Centennial Place. Thanks for coming out yesterday for our grand opening. It was so nice to meet so many of you and thank you for your warm welcome. We look forward to continuing to delight you with our world class sweet & savoury crepes and our hand-crafted gelato and sorbet. Remember that our $2.95 Breakfast special is available until the end of the month! And we’ll have other yummy promos coming up! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay in touch! See you soon!
It’s our anniversary…and we are celebrating! It has now been one year since opening our first location in Scarborough at Scarborough Town Centre. Thank you to all our friends and customers for the warm welcome. To thank you, on June 3rd we are offering our Nutella crepes for only $3 all day long. Come by, visit, say hello, and enjoy a $3 Nutella crepe! See you there!
Join us on May 7th for our Grand Opening at the Cambridge Centre. $1 Nutella Crepes all day long with live musical entertainment from talented Scotty Newlands from 11am-5pm. We’ve also partnered with Froshberg Gelato to bring you the very best in self-serve gelato. Don’t miss it! We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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