4 Restaurants to Eat The Best Crêpes in Québec City
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.
- 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.
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!
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.
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.