5 Restaurants to Eat The Best Crêpes in Québec City

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A crêpe can be eaten in many ways and at any time of day, hot or cold. Not to be confused with fluffy pancakes, crêpes are thin, almost paper-like delicacies typically made with milk, flour and eggs and traditionally cooked on a billig. Typical of Brittany, crêpes showcase Québec’s French culinary heritage in both a savoury meal and a sweet, sweet dessert.

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    Le Billig

    Named after the circular heated plate traditionally used to cook crêpes, you can trust Le Billig to serve distinctive crêpes. The owners are from the small village of Pontivy in Brittany where they learned to cook alongside their grandparents. Choose from simple, flavourful combinations like ham and cheese served with and a runny egg on top, folded in four crispy corners. Pair with a glass of local cider and visit on a game day to witness the true European passion for sports.

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    Chez Jules Crêperie

    Located in the courtyard of Holy Trinity Cathedral, this is THE place to go for streetstyle crêpes during summertime. I always pick the lemon and sugar option served in small thin folds where the crêpe’s fat and buckwheat flour become this perfect vessel for the sweetness and tang to burst in my mouth. A refreshing rush of flavour every time!

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    Crêperie-Bistro L’Escale

    This quaint Petit-Champlain bistro will make you fall in love with crêpes. Whether it’s stuffed with duck confit, goat cheese and Hollandaise sauce or served in the traditional Québécois sugar shack style with maple syrup and fresh fruit, there is a crêpe here to everyone’s liking.

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    Casse-crêpe Breton

    This is a small, unpretentious restaurant in the heart of a very tourist-friendly part of Old Québec. The beauty of this menu is that you can choose from a long list of ingredients to create the crêpe of your dreams. Kids love it! The open kitchen will let them take in all of the action. Portions are generous, service is quick and amicable. Vegan options available. No reservations.

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    Open since May on Avenue Maguire in Sillery, L’Épicurien makes the crêpe the house specialty. Their menu features Breton pancakes as well as sweet and savoury crêpes created from local organic flour. Every detail counts, especially in the Ficelles Picardes : rolled crêpes generously garnished and grilled in the oven. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

Allison Van Rassel, chroniqueuse culinaire
Allison Van Rassel

Journalist, columnist and blogger, Allison is passionate about Québec City’s culinary culture. Curious and aware of the latest culinary trends, Allison makes the region’s foodie culture shine bright.

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