When two popular spots closed last year, we thought maybe the moment of the crepe had passed--gone the way of Cronuts (we’ll just have a doughnut, thanks) and bacon-flavored everything.
But then the Lakeview institution La Crêperie reopened (hallelujah!) and we remembered: Crepes are classic. We adore those thin little pancakes with their tasty fillings. Here, our favorite spots to find them.
Crepe Town This tiny gem near Wrigley doesn’t have a website, and its hours can be hard to nail down. But the sweet, delicate batter and unexpected fillings make these crepes shine. Try the spicy massaman curry for dinner and splurge on a gooey s’more version for dessert. 3915 N. Sheridan Rd.
Green City Market You’ll know you’ve found the crepe booth when you see the long line--but don't worry, it moves fast. It’s worth the wait for crispy-edged, made-to-order creations filled with seasonal produce: asparagus, mushrooms, local cheeses, spring onions. Bring cash. In the park near the intersection of Clark St. and Lincoln Ave.; Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Crepes in the Park If a crepe craving hits when you’re near Lincoln Square, stop by this tiny, secret stand, open every day, on the north side of Welles Park. Get the rich, subtly spicy chicken mole. 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
La Crêperie We’re glad our go-to date spot is back after briefly closing. The crepes are truly French: Try the loaded-with-veggies ratatouille version. 2845 N. Clark St.