Best crepe stands in Paris?

Apr 27th, 2007, 09:39 PM
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Best crepe stands in Paris?

I've searched the threads and noticed that many people actually say the best crepes they had were not in creperies, but at crepe stands.

I know there are tons of stands all over Paris, but which ones actually make the crepe in front of you instead of having pre-made ones?
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Apr 27th, 2007, 10:17 PM
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Hi Anna

In my experience, it depends on the time of day that you buy your crepe.

If there's a crepe stand out the front, they make them on site, but I've noticed that particularly before busy times, they cook ahead and store the crepes, so they can quickly serve all customers.

If you make your purchase just before the lunch/dinner rush, then you get the freshly made ones.

Just stand back and watch for a couple of minutes - if you see them being baked and served, then jump in!

We even managed to get freshly made ones just outside Notre Dame this way.

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Apr 27th, 2007, 10:42 PM
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Face the old opera, look left. Obliquely left northwest from there. On the left side of the street was a stall. Twas good at the time.
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Apr 27th, 2007, 11:44 PM
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There are two (husband and wife) across from Place Jussieu that are very good.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 01:12 AM
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Right outside the St Germain de Pres metro..but at most times you'll have to wait in line as each crepe is freshly made.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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ditto jody
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Apr 28th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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I've tried the one at St-Germain-des-Près, and the woman at Jussieu makes better crepes.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 08:16 AM
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The little one right outside Comptoir at Relais St. Germaine is wonderful. This is near Odeon Metro.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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Thanks everyone!

Toupary,

Where is Place Jussieu?

Neopatrick,

Is Comptoir a restaurant? The odeon metro is in the 6th?

I sort of remember someone mentioning they really like the crepe stand near Norte Dame and in the Tuileries - anyone had one there?
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Apr 28th, 2007, 01:18 PM
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Hi--this was discussed in a thread last year....maybe some good tips here..

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34784697
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Apr 28th, 2007, 01:26 PM
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I'm going to jump in and say ditto again to Jody anbd Ira. I have had crepes morning, noon, evening and late at night at the crepe stand right outside the St Germain metro station and they are delicious and always made fresh. Ahhh, I dream of jambon e fromage crepes from this crepe stand frequently. Sit in the little playground at the church of St Germain de pres and watch the children play as you enjoy your crepe.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Place Jussieu (Métro lines 7 and 10) is in the Latin Quarter, near Jardin des Plantes, les Arènes de Lutèce, Institut du Monde Arabe, not far from Place Monge and rue Mouffetard.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 03:20 PM
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BTW, the best crèpe I ever had was in Hampstead, London.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 03:47 PM
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I've not had the crepes at the St. Germain metro stop, so I cannot compare....however, if I arrive in Paris during daylight hours, one of the first things I do is head to Cafe Ulysees on the rue cler. It's a crepe stand with a cafe behind it. I just buy my crepe from the stand so I can grab 'n' go wandering. The gruff old guy who is often making the crepes was featured in a few Parisan newspapers.
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Our most enjoyable meal in Paris last trip (despite visits to two Michelin spots) was at a crepe stand, in the evening, near the Eiffel Tower--walk directly away from the ET toward the river -- right at the corner of the road along the river and the road across the river was a wonderful stand. I don't recall the name, if any.
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