Guide to Greenwich – Crêpes
March 29, 2019
For this edition of Guide to Greenwich, we ventured through Greenwich and the surrounding area in search of the best crêpe.
Little Crêpe Street
Our first stop was Little Crêpe Street located in Pleasantville, New York. Attached to Little Mumbai Market, this eatery offers a combination of Indian and French cuisine. The restaurant as a whole perfectly combines the atmosphere of the two different cultures. Little Crêpe Street’s decor mirrors the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France.
Their menu has a wide variety of crêpes from which choose, ranging from a sweet Nutella banana crêpe to a savory barbeque chicken crêpe. We decided to sample one of their savory options on the menu, a bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT) crêpe for $12. This loaded crêpe included grilled chicken, fresh avocado, tomatoes, bacon, and baby spinach.
The crêpe we received was large and filling. While it had many different ingredients, it was not overwhelming. The crêpe itself was able to hold everything and was fresh and moist. It was a fantastic meal for lunch or dinner.
Next up was Meli-Melo Crêperie, located on Greenwich Avenue in the heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. This popular establishment offers a variety of food options in addition to crêpes, including juices, smoothies, soups, salads, and sandwiches. The combination of convenient parking, an abundance of seating, and attendant staff positively added to the Meli-Melo experience.
With an extensive selection of crêpes, made with either wheat or organic-buckwheat, Meli-Melo maintains the perfect balance of options between sweet and savory. We decided to order the classic combination of a Nutella and strawberry crêpe for $9.50. It was brought to our table shortly after placing our order.
The crêpe contained the perfect amount of Nutella to balance the flavor of the strawberries that laid on top. Both the simplicity of the filling and the light and fluffy texture of the crêpe left us satisfied as we departed the eatery.
Lastly, we arrived at T-Swirl Crêpe on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, New York. The shop had a fun front window display featuring fake versions of all of their different types of crêpes. The modern eatery produces 100-percent rice flour crêpes, which are naturally gluten-free. They deliver their crêpes in a cone-like form as opposed to the traditional folded form.
The Japanese crêperie also has a variety of sweet and savory crepe options. From an Angus short rib crêpe to a blueberry New York cheesecake crêpe, there is an option to satisfy any level of hunger. We decided to keep it simple and order a sweet Nutella strawberry crêpe for $7.50, opting out of an ice cream scoop on top.
Despite the ordinary ingredients, the crêpe was delicious. The crêpe itself had great flavor, and we enjoyed that the strawberries were sliced thin and evenly dispersed throughout the crêpe. The treat contained the perfect amount of Nutella, not overpowering the crêpe or strawberries.
After exploring a variety of different crêperies, we decided that T-Swirl Crêpe combined our favorite aspects from both Little Crêpe Street and Meli-Melo. The shop created a casual and modern atmosphere. Additionally, the crêpe was able to make simple ingredients such as Nutella and strawberries stand out. This convinced us that T-Swirl Crêpe was the rightful winner.
Featured Image by Karina Badey ’19