10 Favorite Spots for Crepes in Greater Phoenix
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It is said that on Le Jour des Crepes (National Crepe Day), held on February 2 in France, if you can catch a crepe with a frying pan after tossing it in the air with your right hand and holding a gold coin in your left, you will become rich.
We'd consider a trip to France to find out if it's true, but until then, lovers of the luscious thin pancakes filled with various types of goodness can celebrate their very own crepe day at some of our favorite spots in the Valley.
Chef and owner James Porter's cozy Parisian bistro in Scottsdale gets into crepes of the most decadent kind on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the restaurant's brunch du champagne. On the savory side, there's crepes au canard featuring herbed crepes, duck confit, and wild mushroom mornay; and on the sweet side, crepes Nutella with a warm banana sauté, powdered sugar and fresh mint.
Coffee and free Wi-Fi aren't the only reasons to hang out at this locally owned Ahwatukee eatery serving breakfast and lunch. A selection of small, wallet-friendly sweet and savory crepes includes several chicken options, such as the Buffalo wings-inspired creation called "The Nat," and for sweet tooths, "The Shirley" includes Nutella and chocolate sauce balanced with cream cheese and strawberries.
Right in the heart of Old Town, this reliable fast-casual eatery serves up as many kinds of sandwiches as it does crepes -- and they may be just as filling. Plump and folded into rectangles, try a breakfast creation filled with creamy goat cheese, tomato, and basil, fruit crepes filled with fresh apple, cinnamon, and cream sauce, or take advantage of the "build your own" option.
Sophisticated eats at this stylishly cozy French bistro in Central Phoenix also include Paris-style crepes. For a light lunch or dinner, choose from crepes filled with slow-braised pulled pork, cured ham, and Gruyere cheese, or go with the chef's daily special. For dessert, there's the Crepe du Jour, two crepes filled with almond paste and cream patissiere, then topped with berries and warm orange suzette sauce.
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