Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brazilian Crepes at Lauriston Place

Finding a quick gluten free lunch can be hard. Most places have some form of sandwich. If you're lucky, you can get a salad that isn't very filling, or a stuffed potato that will put you to sleep for the rest of the afternoon.

If you're near Lauriston Place (where the path to the Meadows meets Forest Drive), there's the Tupiniquim Brazilian Kiosk (pictured to the right).

The kiosk serves savory and sweet Brazilian-style crepes (which are a crispier than French-style crepes), made from their own blend of gluten-free flours from a mix of Doves Farm flours with rice and maize flour.

You can get the crepes to take away, but there are tables to sit outside next to the kiosk (if the weather's good, or you're feeling brave), where you can get a salad with your crepes. They also have coffee. Student discounts are available.

The people who work at Tupiniquium are friendly, and it's enjoyable to watch them prepare the crepes fresh to order. (Probably because I'm a bit of a foodie...) I'm partial to savory foods in general, and am a fan of their "Release the chicken" crepe which has a spicy chicken with cheese, sweetcorn and palm hearts.

You can find Tupiniquim where Forest Road and Teviot Place meet Lauriston Place, across the street from the RBS.

("Tupiniquim" is a Brazilian-Portugese word for Brazilian, according to Wikipedia, by the way.)

UPDATE (28 Feb 2011): after being closed for a fortnight, the kiosks at Lauriston Place are now open again!

UPDATE (24 Mar 2011): a web site is coming soon, http://www.tupiniquim.co.uk/

1 comment:

  1. Their crepes are amazing, me and the boyfriend have been known to take a detour on the bikes just so we can stop for a crepe. We usually go off-menu and as them to make us something random, and it's always been fabulous...we had a veggie crepe with turmeric and cheddar today (mushrooms, spinach, onions, tomatoes and peppers) that was incredible!