Crepes are thin pancakes that originated from France. They are usually filled with some sort of filling and rolled or folded up for easy bites. They can be sweet, savory, or anything in between.
Did you know that crepes can be sensitive to high cooking temperatures and blister, causing the texture to be off and unpleasant? So it is important to keep the crepe at an appropriate temperature for that delectable texture.
What are the best Crepes in Chicago?
The beauty of a crepe dish is that it can be made sweet or savory. Many agree that a crepe is one of the most versatile dishes out there. And while they can be bought at a pastry shop or restaurant, they can be made in the comfort of your own home.
Below we have picked out our top 5 picks of the best places for crepes in Chicago area:
- The Crepe Shop
- La Creperie
- Iguana Cafe
- FLiP Crepes
- Bistro 6050
1. The Crepe Shop
2928 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
The Crepe Shop is on top of the list for good reason. Located on a busy street of Chicago, this place lives up to the hype it gives. The menu has both savory and sweet fillings, with the option of a gluten-free crepe. They use the freshest ingredients and unique combinations such as truffle and honey for complex flavors. Longing to grab a crepe? Come here, you won’t regret it.
2. La Crêperie
2845 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
La Creperie offers a variety of different flavors such as chicken curry and a ratatouille inspired crepe. The portions are on the larger side so bring a friend to share with. And if weather permitting, the patio is a great place to enjoy your meal.
3. Iguana Café
517 N Halstead St. Chicago, IL 60642
Iguana Cafe has a very European feel, from the music to the crepes and style of crepe. Apparently there is a style of crepe. While not too thin and not too thick, it is the perfect ratio to the filling. The cafe is very laid back and hard to miss. It is also open pretty late for those die-hard crepe lovers.
4. FliP Crepes
131 N Clinton St. #12 Chicago, IL 60661
FliP Crepes are perfect for breakfast. Order a cracked egg into your crepe with ham, bacon, cheddar cheese, and pepper, and you will be in heaven. The fun doesn’t stop there, they have what is called a crepe wrap, and the portions are no joke. In the area? Hope to try their yummy selections.
5. Bistro 6050
6050 W Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60634
Bistro 6050. Ah, the last on the list but certainly not to be ignored. Highly rated, this place is booming for a good reason. Some items on the menu are served with ice cream which will make you want to die and be revived again. Don’t miss out on these delectable crepes!