A trip to Paris might not be in the cards right now, but you can get your Parisian fix by indulging in crepes right here in New York. The French version of a pancake served sweet or savory, these thin, flat pastries can be flavored with anything from Nutella and strawberries to ham and cheese. Another great thing about crepes is they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and as a decadent snack in between. And lucky for you, the city is peppered with excellent restaurants where you can sit down to a plate of crepes or grab an order to go. Here’s where you can find some of the best crepes in NYC.
Creperie NYC, 112 MacDougal St
Chef Hava Spievak lures an international crowd that includes crepe-enthusiasts, tourists, celebrities and restaurant industry notables to her renowned Creperie NYC. An inventive, lengthy menu makes deciding what to order here very hard! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the house crepe made of tiramisu with strawberry, Nutella, and whipped cream. For a heartier bite, chow down on the sirloin steak, mushroom, and cheese crepe.
T-Swirl Crepe, 247 E 14 St
With various locations around the city, T-Swirl Crepe serves up Japanese-style crepes made with rice flour and wrapped in a paper cone for easy, on-the-go eating. Crepe cones are made assembly-line style, which means you get to watch all the magic happen in an open kitchen-like setting. Menu highlights include the matcha azuki bean, lychee romantic, banana and chocolate, Okinawa hotdog, and shrimp avocado.
Bonjour Crepes and Wine, 1442 Lexington Ave
For the ultimate French experience, head to Bonjour Crepes and Wine. Staying true to the European tradition, crepes are made to order. Your mouth will water watching the chef slather the creamy batter across the hot griddle. Sweet offerings include ricotta, lemon zest, and sugar and dulce de leche. Savory options include prosciutto, melon, and arugula and Hungarian ham, pesto, and fontina. All pair wonderfully with a glass of wine.
The Crooked Tree, 110 Saint Mark’s Pl
If you find yourself near Saint Mark’s when a crepe craving strikes, head to The Crooked Tree. This cozy, creperie’s version of the buckwheat pancake is a bit doughier than others. Savory crepes like brie, tomato, and arugula and sliced chicken breast, sautéed mushroom, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomato come with a healthy mesclun salad. For dessert, we suggest adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the Belgian milk chocolate or caramelized apple crepe.
Café Triskell, 33-04 36th Ave
Chef and owner Philippe Fallait hails from Bretagne, France, the birthplace of the buckwheat crepe. Lucky for us, he wanted others to enjoy the comfort food he grew up on and opened Café Triskell in Astoria. This quaint restaurant offers a menu of appetizing crepes alongside traditional French bistro fare. Savory crepe standouts include the ham, egg, and Swiss cheese, French aged goat cheese with herbs, and Scottish smoked salmon with capers, sliced red onion, and crème fraiche. We wouldn’t judge if you concluded your meal with a dessert crepe – it’s hard to say no when you see lemon and sugar with berry compote and homemade chocolate sauce and toasted almonds on the menu.