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Best crepes

Catherine Zuckerman  |  Updated 03/04/2011

The traditional French treat has become trendy in Washington. Some formidable choices:

 

Cafe Bonaparte

Washington, DC

An evening at this bustling Georgetown bistro would be incomplete without one of its crepes. These stars of the menu are the perfect vehicle for the bold "Budapest" mix of ground beef, onions, peppers, tomatoes and sour cream, as well as the classic Suzette preparation with lemon, sugar, orange and butter.

 

L'Enfant

Washington, DC

This Adams Morgan staple for beer and brunch offers a simple ham-and-Gruyere with mustard cream that will take your taste buds on a mini-trip to Paris. Even better is a dessert crepe draped around Nutella and bananas. it's warm, crisp and creamy, and will disappear before you can say "merci."

 

Crepes A Go Go

Gaithersburg, MD

The savory and sweet offerings from this local chain will satisfy any crepes craving. At the Kentlands Gaithersburg location and on P Street, the menu is extensive, and eating is a casual, sit-down affair. At the Seventh Street Verizon Center takout, options are limited. Either way, the batter is rich and results in a supple crepe that tastes particularly good encasing the likes of sauteed chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions.

 

Et Voila!

Washington, DC

All items on the brunch menu at Et Voila in the Palisades will tempt an indecisive diner, but the buckwheat crepe is exceptional. Eggs, ham (or salmon), spinach, Gruyere and tomato are swaddled in a lightly tangy, tender wrapper and served with a simply dressed green salad. Rich but not heavy, this crepe is worth the drive from anywhere.

 

Solar Crepes

Arlington, VA

This dainty, pink mobile cart dishes out serious food. With Solar's emphasis on the environment, ingredients are largely local, and the farmers' market dictates daily specials. A toasty buckwheat crepe folded around moist chicken, fresh vegetables, and cheese and seasoned with so and balsamic reduction is a savory delight.

 

Choupi

Arlington, VA

The unassuming Choupi crepe cart deserves significant attention. These crepes are gloriously thin, supremely addictive and pleasingly priced. Bite into one adorned with the most basic ingredients -- just lemon and sugar -- and try not to immediately request another.

 

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