Crêpe expectations: New York City's top 5 crêperies, ranked

Crêpe expectations: New York City's top 5 crêperies, ranked
Little Choc Apothecary. | Photo: Emily L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 18, 2018.

Are you having a crêpe day? You could be, if you knew where to find the best version of these delicate pancakes near you.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top crêperies in New York City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots for both sweet and savory takes on the French treat.

1. Spot Dessert Bar

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Topping the list is Spot Dessert Bar. Located at 13 St. Marks Place (between Cooper Square and Astor Place) in the East Village, the desserts shop is the most popular place for crêpes in New York City, boasting four stars out of 2,592 reviews on Yelp.

Spot specializes in French classics with the addition of Japanese flavors like matcha and yuzu. Besides the champagne mango crepe, its most popular items include the green tea chocolate lava cake and the frozen yuzu cream bar with strawberries.

2. Cafe Triskell

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Next up is Long Island City's Cafe Triskell, situated at 33-04 36th Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 394 reviews on Yelp, the French spot has proven to be a local favorite for its dinner, dessert and weekend brunch offerings, of which the crêpes are a standout.

On the menu, look for the banana, Nutella and whipped cream sweet crêpe, the chicken, lamb, spinach and cheese savory crêpe, and the crème brûlée crêpe cake.

3. Panino Rustico

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Bensonhurst West's Panino Rustico, located at 8222 17th Ave. (between 82nd and 83rd streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the crêperie and Italian spot 4.5 stars out of 365 reviews. 

Of the crêpe choices, Yelpers recommend the strawberry and Nutella crêpe, as  well as the peanut butter and jelly crêpe.

4. Little Choc Apothecary

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Little Choc Apothecary, a vegan cafe, crêperie and juice bar in Williamsburg, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 262 Yelp reviews.

Yelpers single out for praise the savory burrito crêpe, with avocado, coconut bacon, black beans and housemade chipotle hot sauce. Head over to 141 Havemeyer St. (between Second and First streets) to see for yourself.

5. T-Swirl Crêpe

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Over in Gramercy, check out T-Swirl Crêpe, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 207 reviews on Yelp. T-Swirl specializes in crêpes made in the Japanese style, where they are a popular street food: wrapped into a conical shape and served in a paper cone, often with a scoop of ice cream on top. 

You can find the crêperie, which uses only gluten-free rice flour in its crêpes, at 247 E. 14th St. (between Second and Third avenues).