The Craffles Truck Has Me Baffled
Spotted this truck tucked behind the Mystiik Masaala cart on the northeast corner of 54th and Park – Craffles. I’d already eaten lunch, so I snapped a pic of the truck and its menu before heading on my merry way… picture of the menu after the jump
Um, sorry, not sure what I was looking at when I took this photo, but if you click on it twice, you’ll see that nothing is over $7 – including the “La Mere” crepe, which is explained on the menu thus: “carab/lobster meat, French onion dip, cheese”. (You’d think a purportedly French cart would know that ‘mere’ is ‘mother’ and ‘mer’ is sea, but the “OUR STORY” section on their website says they are 3 Russian guys and a guy from Belarus, so I guess that explains all the spelling errors.)
Their website, craffles.com, makes no mention of the truck, however – just lists two pushcarts at two other locations around the city, making it sound like they’re fairly stationary. Hmmm.
There’s also a “Say the secret word for $1 off any item!” on their site, but try as I might, the graphic doesn’t reveal a secret word for me.
All these puzzling items aside, has anyone tried their crepes or waffles? At these prices, unless they are teeny tiny, it doesn’t sound very sustainable as a business… There was no line when I walked by around 2pm, either.
Also – strangely enough, after I walked by here, I passed by a second Mystiik Masaala cart – parked on 53rd and Lex, barely a block from this one. Miscommunication about where to set up? I could literally see the other from where I stood. Bizarre.