Brittany’s most famous culinary export, the crêpe is everywhere in Paris. You’ll see numerous stands flaunting Nutella or ham & cheese pancakes across the city for about €4; but for the real thing, best with a traditional glass of cider, head to one of our pick of Parisian crêperie restaurants. If you know of any we've missed off our list, let us know in the comments box below or tweet us.
Our top three
What's the deal? The menu has around 20 galettes and crepes to choose from, savoury and sweet, and all are made with organic buckwheat. Go for the galette with andouille and the chocolate and salted butter crepe for dessert, washed down with some Sorre cider.
Where? 56 avenue de la République, Paris 11th
The best of the rest
What's the deal? Go for the €13 lunch menu: a savoury galette, a sweet crepe and a ‘boule’ of cider or a soft drink, with the choice between a ‘complète’ (the classic ham, egg and cheese combo), ‘From the Ghetto,’ (cheddar, beef, cider-fried onions, egg and homemade smoked tomato sauce), or the ‘From the Garden’ (cheddar, tofu, cider-fried onions, egg and tomato sauce).
Where? 73 rue de Seine, 6th
What's the deal? The menu offers a wide, if not exhaustive, choice of crêpes and galettes – the origin of the ingredients is carefully marked. Try the delicious goat's cheese, lardons and egg galette and the Gwenn ha Du dessert crepe, with chocolate that will possibly change your life.
Where? 67 rue de Charonne, 11th
What's the deal? The area's star crêperie, and the one with the longest queues, the specialities at Josselin include the Couple - two layers of galette with the filling in the middle - and the dessert Crêpe de Froment, which comes in three varieties: classic (honey and lemon or wonderful caramel beurre salé); flambéed with calvados; or a fantasy creation oozing with chocolate, banana, ice cream and whipped cream.
Where? 67 rue du Montparnasse, 14th
Hungry for pancakes?
What's the deal? The fourth Big Mamma address stands out the most from its sisters – with a long list of gluten-free dishes (such a pizza with maize, buckwheat and rice flour) but especially, a rare coveted concept in Paris, an all-day brunch. Don't miss the gargantuan blueberry pancakes with buffalo milk ricotta came drenched in maple syrup – utter decadence.
Where? 30 rue Debelleyme, 3rd
What's the deal? Who would have imagined that two pancakes stuffed with sweet azuki bean paste would send such a ripple over the Parisian foodie scene? Try several versions of these pancake patties, all made to order, with fillings like Guérande salt or matcha (green tea powder).
Where? 11 rue Chabanais, 2nd