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Jun 6, 2007 07:05 PM

Decent crepes in Phoenix?

My husband and I recently visited Paris and I just fell in love with the crepes sold by street vendors. I especially liked the savory crepes such has ham and cheese. Anyone know where to get crepes of a similar caliber in the valley? Thanks!

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  1. As far as I know, there are a whopping *two* creperies in the Valley. One is Mill's End on the north part of Mill Ave in Tempe, and the other is the Cre-Paris in Arrowhead Towne Center. I think Au Petit Four in the Esplanade on Camelback and 24th Street does crepes, but not with the selection of a good creperie.

    If you really want the full street vendor experience, you have to trek up to Flagstaff. You knew you wanted to beat the heat anyway, right? ;-) In an alley just off Heritage Square downtown there's a small outdoor creperie. I look forward to eating there the next time in Flagstaff, it was a highlight of a previous visit.

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    1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

      Yes, Au Petit Four does do crepes, but I've never tried them so I can't vouch.

      Good timing on this because I was recently recalling my crepe experiences from last year in Paris to a few people and had the same craving. I particularly remember *loving* a ham, potato, gruyere and onion crepe...I should have eaten this every day I was there.

      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        I spent the weekend in Tempe and as has been mentioned on this board before, there is definitely a lack of breakfast options within walking distance of the Tempe Mission Palms. (I refused to pay over $10 for a pancake for my 6 year old at the Mission Grill.) We went to Mill's End and the salmon crepe was pretty tasty--good size serving, lots of salmon, red onion, capers and cream cheese. The crepe was a tad too chewy around the edges--it would have been a better experience if I hadn't had to cut the crepe with a plastic knife. My son had the three pancake and scrambled egg combo and was very content. Good prices, too--good value overall.

      2. for me - the best crepes are at vincents farmers market, which sadly just closed for the summer :( when its in session, his son makes them and they're pretty great :) the market is in the parking lot of his restaurant on 40th st and camelback between october and may.

        beyond that, 5th avenue cafe, on 5th ave and thomas, is a neighborhood diner kind of place, and they have decent american crepes. mostly, when i can't get to vincent's i have the dessert crepes at cibo, on 5th ave and mckinley.

        hope that helps!!

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        1. re: winedubar

          i hate that the farmer's markets close in the summer - i heard the McClendon's Select people mention yesterday that they have two more weeks at T&C on Weds before they close for summer as well. *tear*

          1. re: azhotdish

            i know, right?

            BUT the downtown phoenix farmers market stays open during the summer!!. and they even rented out a storefront so they'll be able to keep more regular hours soon...woot!!!

            1. re: winedubar

              We went to the downtown market last weeked...we get there about once every 4-6 weeks(we're down in chandler so it's a fairly long trek and hard to justify on a regular basis).

              We usually go right when they open but it was later this week around 9:30. I was really surprised at how crowded it was, especially at this point in the year. The line at One Windmill was a good 15 people deep to pay.

              It was good to see it's getting good support.

              1. re: winedubar

                regular, non-saturday morning hours? my saturday mornings are consumed with golf every week which makes it impossible for me to get down there.

                1. re: azhotdish

                  yuppers :) they've got in planned in 2 parts - in the next 60 days they are adding wednesday nite hours from 4 to 8 pm, and by fall the inside market will be open just like a regular store...woo woo :) it will be located in the building directly behind the current market. its about 5000 sf of space, and they' continue to do extra stuff for the saturday market...

                  cindy gentry, the woman behind the saturday market, has been working with the city and developers..the goal is to have 25,000 sf of inside space and 15,000 sf of exterior space at a permanent location. can't wail til that happens. :)

                  1. re: winedubar

                    we hit Vincent's farmers market for the first time yesterday and loved it. had the panini. saw a good looking shredded chicken, mozzarella, tomato & basil crepe when I was in line. (winedubar, another debt added to your list - along with rito's, davang, fry bread house & lux recommendations).

                    the wife that jonseing for more farmers market time & i mentioned the one downtown but haven't been. saw some of the info on-line. any tips, not to be missed or things must eat?

          2. Cibo, downtown, has great crepes. They're all the dessert variety, but quite tasty.

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            1. re: ajs228

              Cibo's crepes are pretty good....Most of the French restaurants offering crepes do a reasonable job...but they're easy to make at home!