by Rachael Fogel - 63 Reviews - 16 List
You don't have to be in Paris to get your hands on a world-class crepe. No matter how you like 'em--sweet, savory, overflowing with fruit or simply dusted with some butter and sugar--there's nothing better than a tasty French pancake at one of these six New York creperies. Bon appetit! (Photo: Bar Suzette)
Updated: July 14, 2010
After a light meal at Patrice Bihina-Parade's ?neuvo bistro,? how can you pass up dessert? Enjoy your crepes inside the cozy cafe (under retractable skylight during the summer months), or grab them to-go from the sidewalk takeout window. The crepes are especially thin and authentically French, so they don't come with an overload of toppings.
The traditional French-style crepes at this Scandinavian creperie in the Financial District are made with a variety of ingredients, from ricotta and arugula to fresh berries and Nutella. Take advantage of the Savory & Sweet deal and choose one of each for $15.95. The crepe menu is also accompanied by a full wine list, and during the evening, the spot transforms into a swank wine bar.
International chef-owner Lorenzo Gantonio has made his way to Williamsburg, where he's serving up a menu of light Mediterranean cuisine in an intimate and friendly setting. But the real must-try at this neighborhood spot are the crepes. Choose savory or sweet--or just get both. Goat cheese and figs and apples and brie are some of the best-loved combos.
Order a crepe from this Chelsea Market shop, and you'll find that they're actually a bit thicker than the traditional version. Since they're not flimsy, they're a great option for a mess-free on-the-go snack. There are many varieties including a Thai fusion crepe, as well as one with all of the ingredients in French onion soup.
With the extensive menu at this East Village creperie, you're bound to find something you like. The Food Network's Bobby Flay sure did--this was where he held his ?crepe throwdown? back in 2008. Some of the unique choices include the s'mores crepe and a tiramisu-inspired variety. Better yet, Creperie stays open 'til 4am!
So maybe it's not your traditional French pastry, but it's still a crepe--and a pretty darn good one. By definition, a dosa is a southern Indian crepe made from rice and lentils, and this food cart serves them up daily. New Yorkers wait in line at Washington Square Park just to partake in this vegan treat, which is made on the spot by the Dosa Man himself.