On Friday, February 2, you can gorge yourself on crêpes with an excuse ready for the naysayers and dieters: Chandeleur. Frenchly has selected five crêperies in Los Angeles to satisfy your need for crêpes, whether it’s Chandeleur or any other day of the year.
In Pasadena, and more recently Downtown, the cooks at Crêpes de Paris whip of this delicious French speciality with a dash of imagination. They offer an impressive range of savory, breakfast, sweet, and even rolled crêpes to go. Among the options that caught our attention, try Vive la France (shrimp based), the Moulin Rouge (smoked salmon) or the Bastille (scrambled eggs and cheese).
Crêpes de Paris in Pasadena (84 So. Fair Oaks Ave), and at Prominade Towers in Downtown (123 S. Figueroa St. #122)
In Sawtelle, the small shop specialized in macaroons and chocolates is serving up some blue-white-red. Once you get your first bite of rolled crêpe (Japanese style), filled with crème brûlée, you’ll understand why it’s Millet‘s specialty. The hungriest will be able to add ice cream, the minimalists will choose the crème anglaise. Options that’ll surprise your taste buds include a the red bean and fromage blanc crêpe, and a birthday cake crêpe.
Millet Crepe, 2011 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles.
At Original Farmer’s Market, The French Crepe Company invites its customers to travel deep in French gastronomy. On the menu, you’ll find a option with beef stroganoff, the Parisienne (tomatoes, three cheeses, and scrambled eggs), and the Savoyarde (with a base of raclette cheese and gherkins). Of course, those with a sweet tooth will not be left out, with the classic butter and sugar, the “Chez moi” with Nutella, or the famous crêpe Suzette.
The French Crepe Company, Farmers Market at The Grove, 6333 W 3rd St, Ste 318, Los Angeles.
Cre 8 Crêpes‘ menu opens up a range of possibilities. Hungry patrons can customize their thin, crisp rolled crêpes by filling them with fruit, cookies, candies, sauces, and even ice creams. This mandatory stop on Hollywood Boulevard will give you a mouth-watering experience and also offer the (standard in California) gluten-free and vegan dough options. And if your appetite demands it, you can also get three savory options to eat on the go.
Cre8 Crepes, 6654 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles.
How would you like to have a taste of Bretagne in the heart of Downtown LA? At Crêpes sans Frontières, savory sarrasin crêpes are made in the old-fashioned way, with buckwheat flour. And for sweet crêpes, the dough is organic. Chef Ruth will delight you with a Parisian crêpe (mushroom based), the Larzac (spinach, feta, and tomatoes), and the crêpe Provençale (honey, lemon, lavender flower).
Crêpes sans Frontières, 541 South Spring St Suite 127, Los Angeles.