The undisputed top crêpes in Paris
Have you heard of La Chandeleur? No? Me neither! So here’s the inside scoop. First of all it’s celebrated with pancakes – hence the title of this post. Secondly the significant date for this crêpe affair is Feb 2! But lets face it, in France, it’s essentially pancake day everyday.
La Chandeleur is otherwise known as Fète des Chandelles (candlelight) and it has a religious history. Specifically it relates to when Mary presented her son to Jesus 40 days after his birth. The reference to ‘candles’ is why they are often lit and placed near a window in a church, symbolising a renewed faith. So what does this have to do with crêpes? God only knows! Some say it’s because they are round and golden like the sun, others say they represent sun and light or the impending Spring season. Whatever the reason, we don’t need one when it comes to devouring pancakes in this town….they are delicious anytime of the year.
Here are the top ten crêperies in Paris as recommended by a plethora of people across the internet.
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1. Breizh Café (Top of everyone’s list it seems!)
“One of my favourite addresses for great crêpes in Paris” David Lebovitz
Breizh Café, 111 Rue Vieille du Temple, Marais, Paris 3
2. Josselin (Highly regarded)
“In an area crowded with crêperies the one that stands out is Josselin” David Lebovitz
La Crêperie de Josselin, 67 Rue du Montparnasse, Paris 14
3. West Country Girl (Super cool)
“The owners – a young French couple – put so much care into every dish. The ingredients are impeccably sourced” David Lebovitz
West Country Girl, 6 Passage Saint-Ambroise, Paris 11
4. Alain Miam Miam – (Pancakes on the move)
Quant à la crêpe beurre sucre-citron, sa qualité est ‘reconnue dans tout l’univers’, parole de crêpier! La Figaro
Alan Miam Miam, Marche des Enfants Rouges, Rue des Oiseaux, Paris 3
5. Little Breizh
“This friendly Brêton cafe offers crêpes and buckwheat galettes, that are delicious” David Lebovitz
Little Breizh, 11 Rue Grégoire de Tours, Paris 6
6. Princess Crepe – (Pancakes with a Japanese twist)
“Went with some friends to Princess Crepe simply because it’s cute, and it was great! I had the framboise (raspberry) cheesecake and chantilly (whipped cream) crêpe, and it was delicious and adorable. It was relatively cheap considering the prices of many crêpe stands” Trip Advisor reviewer.
Princess Crêpe,3 Rue des Ecouffes, Paris 4
7. Crêperie Broceliande – (A Montmartre gem)
“Absolutely fantastic is all I can say. Had the apple and caramel crêpe with vanilla ice cream. Had me wanting more. Came here with our food tour and we weren’t disappointed and I would highly recommend. Walk as far as you must for this place”. Trip Advisor reviewer
Crêperie Broceliande, 15 Rue des Trois Frères, Paris 18
8. The Pancake Sisters (Quality)
“The menu is all about pancakes and organic ingredients. If you’re not into that healthy food, you should still go since it turns out that everything about that place is amazing. The food is delicious.” A French punter
The Pancake Sisters, 3 Rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris 10
9. Framboise – (Très populaire)
“I had their crêpe framboise and the quality of crêpe was amazing. I wish I had seconds…and I’m dreaming to come back!” A happy punter from the USA wrote this review.
Framboise, 7 Rue de Ponthieu,Paris 8
10. Crêperie L’Atelier (Fast and Furious)
“Rapide, sympa, bonnes crêpes, vraiment pas cher!” The Fork, Reviewer
Crêperie L’Atelier, 3 Rue du Commandant Rivière, Paris 8
So there you have it – the inside scoop on where to find the best crêpes in Paris. Enjoy every mouthful.
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