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Oct 14, 2006 08:30 PM

Best Crepes in Los Angeles?

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.

Any suggestions?

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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:

          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.

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