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Where To Get The Best Crepe In Paris

April 20, 2009

It’s a pickle, there’s not doubt about that! Probably the toughest question to answer, but when you’ve done your research like I have, you might just find yourself in the position to dare and make the bold and contraversial statement “I have found the best place for crepes in Paris”. I must have had over 20 crepes from 15 different places, and I make accurate observations with each transaction.

Firstly, let’s go over the basics; A Nutella and banana crepe can cost anywhere from 3.50 to 5.50 Euros. And while you can get one practically anywhere, there are a few aspects that you need to pay close attention to when you’re ready to make the investment:

  1. Price: You should not be paying five euros for a crepe, that money should be spent on lunch or on a late-night supper. So stay away from the touristic areas with the high prices
  2. Freshness: A crepe that’s already been made and is piled up and waiting to be heated should not be called a crepe. Take a good look at the joint you’re about to do business with, and make sure he or she doesn’t have a bunch of already-made pies waiting to be sold
  3. Size: Very few areas will actually dare to amend this vital column of the crepe structure, but I have come across it before, and I hope to God no one has to go through the same. Make sure it’s a full crepe, not a two-thirds or half a one
  4. Contents: There’s nothing worse than a full jar of Nutella that only spills a spoonful, that’s something you CANNOT be stingy about. Also, if you’re having bananas, take a peak at the bunch, make sure they’re ripe
  5. Dough: This is actually impossible to tell until you try it yourself, but some places have perfected the mix more than others

Without futher adu, I am proud to anounce the winner of the once-in-a-lifetime Crepe Au Shalaby award: Bip Bip Pizza

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Before you laugh off at the name, or at the fact that it’s a pizzeria, and not a creperie, believe me when I say it is THE BEST crepe you can have. A unique mix, fresh and firm, unlimited Nutella and a full ripe banana (Their egg and cheese is awesome as well), and above all, a rare Parisian smile from the old man as he passes you a piece of heaven, wrapped in a paper envelope and a tissue. All for 3.60 Euros (nuts included) which breaks the record for the cheapest as well.

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Getting there is easy. Just catch the metro to Jussieu (where you’d get off to get to the impressive Arab Institute), and you will find it right infront of you as you exit the station.

You will thank me for this! In fact, I don’t think I should be telling anyone, but I have faith that the old man will stick to his authentic and delicious recipe, without going commercial and over-charging.

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2 Responses to “Where To Get The Best Crepe In Paris”

  1. Reem says:

    Please don’t tell me this is another case of “El Baghl” ?!?!? Haha!!

  2. [...] an earlier post, I talked about Bip Bip Pizza, who earned my acknowledgment as the best creperie in town. While I stand by my word, I must say [...]

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