My Search for the Best Crêpes in Paris

The Best Crepes in Paris

Without question, my biggest craving while I was pregnant in Paris was for savoury crêpes. To be specific, I wanted a jambon et emmental (ham and swiss cheese) crêpe.

I searched high and low for the best crêperie in Paris, only to met with generic, unsatisfying fare. Until one day, after spending a lovely afternoon exploring the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area in the 6th district with my husband, I spotted it—Crêpes d’Or. It looked like a hole in the wall, but by this point I had tried about half a dozen disappointing crêperies. What did I have to lose?

I lingered before approaching Crêpes d’Or, surveying the premises. It was a kiosk-style operation that opened directly onto the Rue du Four. It sold drinks, panninis, and sweet and savoury crêpes for about €5 each. It seemed to be a one-man operation run by the owner. “Un crêpe au jambon et emmental s’il vous plaît.” I asked him, eager and skeptical at the same time.

I watched him pour fresh batter onto the skillet rather than pulling a pre-made crêpe off a stack. This was an encouraging sign. Within a matter of minutes, he handed me a steaming, buttery crêpe wrapped in thin paper.

Something happened to me when I took my first bite. It’s what the National Center for Biotechnology Information describes as food euphoria, whereby eating delicious foods stimulates the release of dopamine and produces a feeling of euphoria. This crêpe was the best I’ve ever had in my life.

I went back to Crêpes d’Or about a dozen times. The proprietor seemed to find my frequent visits amusing. I don’t think he could see my protruding belly over the counter to tell I was pregnant. Then again, maybe he could.

For the best crêpes in Paris visit Crêpes d’Or at 27 Rue du Four. You won’t be disappointed!

27 Rue du Four, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

27 Rue du Four, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

11 thoughts on “My Search for the Best Crêpes in Paris

    • Thanks for checking out my blog, Andrew. I will definite need to try your crêperie next time I’m in Paris. I also perused your blog. It’s really interesting. There is so much great content. Are you still living in Paris?

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  1. Love this post! I live in Lyon, and let me clarify that I am not pregnant, but cravings exist at every corner! 🙂 ! My current obsession is this compte-olive bread at a bakery next door – its absolute torture!!!

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  2. Funny story. My wife had different cravings with each of our children.With the first child she craved mangos and spicy food like curry. With the second, she could not eat anything spicy and could only eat very bland food. The children grew up to eat the opposite of what she ate during pregnancy.

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  3. My husband has been to Paris a couple of times and always raves about the crepes. Should I ever have the joy of visiting Paris, I’ll have to keep my eye out for this place.

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  4. Pingback: 10 Foods You Can Actually Eat When You’re Pregnant in Paris | Pregnant in Paris

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