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Hi everyone! I'm looking for a tip on where to find the best crepes in Los Angeles - sweet and non-dessert crepes. Originality is a plus.

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  1. Try the ones at the Culver City Main Street farmers market on tuesday 2-7PM. I like em....

    1. i like the crepes that are served at Metro Cafe in culver city.

      you have your choice of toppings/fillings.
      i highly recommend getting the crepes with their homemade raspberry jam . . . .

      Metro Cafe 11188 Washington Place Culver City 310-559-6821
      they are closed mondays.

      you can get a 'japanese style' crepe made (one huge crepe, not very eggy), at kc's crepes in westchester. they have a huge variety of toppings/fillings. the crepe is folded up and served in a paper cone in a basket.

      i WANT to adore this place because it is practically walking distance from my home, but i find myself in my car driving to metro. i like the eggy french-style crepes that are served folded over on a real plate more.

      1. I was first introduced to crepes in LA at the 3rd street farmer's market in the grove. It's a stand, and I can't remember the name of the place. But it's right in the middle of the market, easy to find, and inexpensive. As I recall, the crepes were delicious (sweet and non-dessert sort). It certainly hooked me on eating more crepes!

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        1. re: chica

          Sorry, I have to correct here, because this particular idea always makes me a little sad. The 3rd Street Farmer's Market is not *in the Grove*. It's a separate entity (and a thriving, bustling one at that), that was around for a good 70 years before the Grove came and plunked itself down next door. I once had a coworker refer to it as the Grove's Food Court, and I cried a little inside. It's *so* much more.

          Anyways.. the name of the crepe place is the French Crepe Company, and yes, their crepes are pretty damn good. there's a menu here:
          http://www.frenchcrepe.com/

          1. re: chica

            The crepes at French Crêpe Company is okay, but not spectacular. It was kinda interesting to sit next to David Spade while eating my gigantic crepe (yes, they're on the large-ish side), but Houndishly speaking, the crepe itself was not that great.

            My favorite is the Grand Marnier crepe at Crêpes Dusigne, in the Olympic Collection (Olympic & Sawtelle).

            Crêpes Dusigne
            11301 W. Olympic Bl. #125
            LA, CA 90064

            1. re: J.L.

              I'll have to try the sweet crepes at Crepes Dusigne. The savory crepes did not impress me, kind of boring and I thought pricey for what it was. Actually, the crepe itself is good, the fillings--eh.

              Agree about the savory crepes at French Crepe co. Really not that great.

              I like the sweet crepes at Crepe Vine in Pasadena.

              1. re: slacker

                wow wow... just checked out the menu prices at Crepe Vine... them thar crepes sure are *fancy*.

              2. re: J.L.

                I was extremely disappointed the one time I had a savoury crepe at this Farmer's Market stand.

                Just awful.

                1. re: Maxmillion

                  I couldn't agree more, the Farmer's market crepes stand is really terrible.

            2. Acadie on Arizona in SM is terrific - the owner occasionally works a stand at the Wednesday farmer's market, as well.

              1. Favorite sweet crepes - BLD.
                Favorite savory crepes - French Crepe Company.

                1. If you include the So Bay and Long Beach in your definition of Los Angeles, there's Creme de la Crepe (Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach), which is very good, and La Creperie in Belmont Shore, Long Beach.

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                  1. re: CynD

                    ,,,And the new branch of La Creperie in Manhattan Beach is just as good as the one in Belmont Shore.

                    1. re: FoodObsessive

                      this is actually creme de la crepe in mb

                    2. re: CynD

                      I'd have to disagree--I thought the food there was plain awful. I felt nauseated and goose pimply after I left.

                      http://weblog.xanga.com/mstinawu/6438...

                    3. I am not sure about the "best", but the new Creperie on 3rd St, where Michelia used to be is pretty darn good, and definitely better than La Creperie, KC Crepes, and as good as the Santa Monica Sunday Farmer's market stand.

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                      Creperie by Jack n' Jill's
                      Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA

                      1. i like the crepe place on sawtelle... the crepe nazi... haha... it's probably a gimic but it's entertaining... the crepes are good, everyone who goes likes it. it's in the same plaza as hurry curry... it's called "crepe to go" but yeah, the crepe nazi is entertainment.

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                        1. re: tigemini

                          Crepe Nazi's crepes are decent, but nothing spectacular taste-wise. I still vote for Cafe Dusigne, right around the corner, for excellent straight-up quality crepes.

                          1. re: J.L.

                            R.I.P. Crepes Dusigne - Just drove by - Out of business... [sigh]

                        2. the best crepes in LA are the one made in your home by a chef crepe from France.
                          you should contact Yuri from crepes of paris
                          http://www.crepesofparis.com

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                          1. re: david25

                            Best crepes ever can be found at Plaisir in West Hollywood. The chef was trained in Paris and just opened his own place after working at Cafe Flore for many years. I would highly recommend the Nutella, strawberry, and whip cream crepes.

                            1. re: david25

                              Yep, I checked Crepes of Paris, it's a catering company though !
                              They did my sister in Law baby shower, for now, the best crepes in LA.

                            2. Dusty's in Silverlake has my favorite savory mushroom crepe.

                              1. Creme de la Crepe in Culver City (Westfield Shopping Center) is the real deal. The ambiance is lovely as is the proprietor. The savoury crepes are quite tasty, although somewhat Americanized and the coffee is splendid. A French experience in a cultural wasteland.

                                1. Has anyone tried that crepe place across from Venice High on Venice in Mar Vista?

                                  It looks run down and I always wanted to go there when i pass by, but never got the chance.

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                                  1. re: upstarter

                                    Are you talking across Venice over by Hurry Curry on the N side of Venice or on the same (south side of Venice Blvd) side as the school and by the Thai place (Thaitai?) on the SE corner of Beethoven and Venice?

                                    1. re: Servorg

                                      Using Google Streetview:

                                      It is between Louella and Glencoe ave, next to Queens Market On Venice. It's on the North side of the Venice Blvd.

                                      Hope this helps!

                                      1. re: upstarter

                                        I have ridden by there on my bicycle so many times and never noticed that there was a restaurant by Queens Market. Gotta slow down next time and take a closer look. Thanks for the follow up information.

                                        1. re: Servorg

                                          when you try it, let me know how you like it!