As far as adventurous eating goes, we’re completely on board with plenty of tried-and-true food fusion ideas. Korean tacos? Bring ‘em. Tex-Mex? You might as well just shovel the chili con queso into our mouths. But crêpes and sushi? We’ll admit the concept didn’t exactly seem like a no-brainer, but Tous Crêpes has been putting the unlikely combo on the map since opening in the Financial District in November.
In addition to your expected crêperie fillings like nutella and strawberries or ham and cheese, Tous Crêpes gets adventurous with the French pancakes, making rolls filled with fresh raw fish. Order the crabmeat for a twist on the California roll or the marinated tofu, which melds the seasoned soy with crunchy cucumber and daikon, creamy avocado, and cilantro. For a more traditional bread and fish combo, opt for the lox, which comes rolled with scallions, cream cheese, and way more adventurous street cred than your usual bagel.
The inclusive approach to all things crepes is encapsulated by the name, a rough riff on “everything crêpes” in French. Husband-and-wife owners Levon and Anna Demirchyan first came up with the idea to introduce raw fish into the crepes following Levon’s stints at three crêperies in Moscow, where people eat crepes with things like sardines. This venturous angle is also seen in menu items such as crêpe salads, with slices of hot crêpe, and morning crêpes with fillings like red caviar and cream cheese.
Of course, if you’re into the more traditional fare, you can still get your fill of savory fixings with the build your own crêpe option. Your choice of buckwheat or flour crêpe is filled with up to four ingredients, ranging from roasted maple turkey to pistachios. To satiate a sweet tooth, try the banana flambé and spring for a chocolate crêpe for a buck more. And if you’re celebrating a special occasion (and who doesn’t celebrate all of their special occasions as the local crêpe joint?), stop by after 4 p.m. for the crêpe suzette—hot caramelized sugar, orange juice, grated orange peel, and Grand Marnier. Spring for the scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it’s totally anniversary worthy (disclaimer: you probably shouldn’t celebrate your anniversary here).
125 Maiden Lane
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.