Petawawa is now home to The Nook Creperie Food Truck, the first of its kind to come to town as part of a 2-year pilot project. The grand opening for this delectable mobile restaurant was on May 28 and saw members of council greet them. From left are Petawawa Councillor James Carmody, Councillor Tom Mohns, staff member Jennifer Bourgoin, Mayor Bob Sweet, Owner and Operator Joanna Els, staff member Emma Neville and Councillor Theresa Sabourin.(Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

The Nook Creperie food truck open in Petawawa

By Patricia Lebeouf

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Cracking down on a craving for crepes no longer requires a trek into Pembroke now that the Nook Creperie has set up a food truck in town.

The menu is compact and different from the one at the sit-down restaurant, but each dish still has the same winning flavours to please even the most discerning of foodies.

Their trademark sweet and savoury crepes are served alongside their signature Caesar salad, but their homemade potato chips, covered in generous toppings, is a feature unique to the food truck.

While the idea of putting balsamic vinegar and goat cheese or pickles and bacon on potato chips may seem odd, it is a palate-pleasing offering that has already impressed diners.

The Nook is the first in an upcoming pilot project that will see multiple mobile food vendors coming to town.

“We see the opportunity here in Petawawa,” said Owner and Operator Joanna Els. “And a lot of our customers come to Pembroke from Petawawa so we wanted to give them a taste of what we offer here.”
Unlike the stationary restaurant, its menu offers food that is tailored towards the lunch crowd, a light dinner or those looking for a sweet treat on the go. Their loaded potato chips also act as the perfect portable snack.

“We wanted to step it up a notch and give some more options to people,” said Els.

“Thank you for having faith in our community and starting this initiative,” said Mayor Bob Sweet at the grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 28.

There wasn’t much need for faith, however, as the truck’s popularity was quickly established.

During a trial run during the preceding week, the food truck was swamped as an unexpectedly large crowd stopped by to sample their treats.

“I couldn’t believe how busy we were,” said Els, adding she is excited to see what the future holds.

The food truck is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, with the Sunday schedule possibly being 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at 3065 Petawawa Blvd.