New York loves its crepes. What’s not to love about the French skinny pancake usually covered in Nutella and powdered Sucre? If you’re more of the savory ilk than perhaps your kryptonite is crepes filled with jambon et fromage. Crepes as street food are super affordable and filling. Not to mention in a city with dining variety like NYC, getting crepes can be a fun experience!
Before going, know that most NYC crepe establishments are cashless and are grab and go with little seating. However, expect bubbly music and rewards punch cards for many of the places listed below. If all this talk of food is making you hungry to suddenly hit the gym, check-out our article on the best workout tracks to jam to.
1. Tourists and Crepe-Lovers Approved
CreperieNYC (Lower East Side at 135 Ludlow Street) (West Village at 112 MacDougal St)
CreperieNYC is where you go to get a standard good crepe in NYC. You can’t go wrong with a classic sweet crepe with strawberries and Nutella or with a savory crepe of ham and cheese. They are a family-owned and operated business and cater to many celebrities and Fortune 500 Companies in the Tristate area. Maybe, you’ll bump into T-Swift picking-up her Crepe Suzette. They have been featured on the Food Network and their Instagram shows that they catered to the film set for the film Girl on the Train. For all the hype, they are reasonably priced for NYC crepes from $6-$11 with add-on and vegetarian options.
2. The Japanese Crepe
T-Swirl Crêpe (247 E14th St) (2 Mott St)
T-Swirl Crêpe has tasty, as well as aesthetically interesting crepes to choose from. They look like nifty pancake bouquets. They are made one hundred percent from rice flour and are naturally gluten-free. People enjoy the open-kitchen aspect and watching their treats being made in real-time. For sweet, try their “Matcha Azuki Bean” or “New York Cheesecake.” Their savory “Smoked Salmon” and “T-swirl BLT” are savory crowd favorites. If you need something to wash it all down, they offer a selection of iced teas and slushies. Prices are reasonable at $8-$10 without add-ons.
3. DIY Crepe
Vive la crêpe! (Spring & Lafayette, Columbus & 68th, Plaza Food Hall, Columbus & 86th)
Vive la crêpe! is another great option for traditional crepes. They have multiple locations in NYC. They have a nice sit-down area for you to enjoy your crepe and are a great post-shopping go-to if you are out and about near their Soho location. Here, their menu is DIY. All crepes are made with buckwheat and are gluten-free. Dulce de Leche is popular. They also have omelet crepes.
4. The Crepe on Wheels
You’ll have to get the deets on their Twitter page @TheCrepesTruck. They do catering and marketing around the country; however, their NYC crepes location is usually located on 50th street between 6th and 7th. For roughly $4-$8, you can enjoy a Parisian lunch before running back to your office cubicle. Of course, they have both sweet and savory options. Their “New Yorker” is made with beer stewed chicken, Parmesan, Swiss, and greens. (Not sure why it is called New Yorker.)
5. The Worldly Crepe
Bar Suzette (425 W 15th St)
Bar Suzette is smartly located in Chelsea Market. This creperie has an ever-changing menu to accommodate flavors from around the world. However, their prices err on the more expensive side and range from $6-$14 without the add-ons. There are gluten-free and both vegetarian and vegan options. We recommend their “Saigon Chicken” and “Apples and Brie” for savory. Also, their seasonal beverages could be a nice send off to your food bliss. Their hot chocolates are made with Nutella (OMG). You don’t see red velvet options for hot chocolate often.
6. Crepe Avec Wine
Bonjour Crepes and Wine (1585 2nd avenue, 1442 Lexington Avenue, 3410 30th avenue (Astoria))
Bonjour Crepes and Wine makes for the perfect New York morning. They have locations in the Upper East Side and Queens. Unlike, most creperies, they are a sit-down restaurant. Bonjour includes in their menu pancakes, waffles, French toast, and lunch. The ambiance is great for people watching or getting work done thanks to the complimentary WIFI. It is a cozy establishment with causal prices, despite having charcuterie and phasant tartine toast menu options.
They have a menu with their “Special Crepes, one pairing includes dark chocolate, strawberry, and bacon (yum). If you do not have Thanksgiving plans consider ordering their special crepe made with turkey, cranberry sauce, apple, and Gruyere. Also, what could go better with crepes than wine? Uh, nothing. They sell wine by the glass and the bottle from multiple regions of the world. Dessert or sparkling wine sounds amaaaaaazing. The Moscato comes in mango and strawberry flavors. Expect to order a crepe without add-ons at $7-$13.
7. The Brittany Crepe
Madame Poupon (387A Nostrand Ave)
Tucked away in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy, is Madame Poupon. Have you ever had a Brittany Crepe? Brittany or Bretagne is the region in France where the crepe was first invented. The establishment is intimate. French tourists have yelped their seal of approval for the crepes here being authentic masterpieces. Prices are cheap for a sit-down restaurant, expect your crepe to cost around ten bucks.
They get a lot of traffic, so you will need to reserve a week in advance. Their website lists a number, as well as a portal to make reservations. When you go, consider ordering the “La Caramel Buerre Sale” made with vanilla whipped cream and homemade salted caramel , so very ooh-la-la.