Crêpes are Still the Best Fast Food in Paris

Never gets old, watching crêpes formed before your eyes

Never gets old, watching crêpes formed before your eyes

Some days you just feel like skipping the time it takes for a sit down meal at a café or bistro. Whether you are a local in Paris, grabbing a quick bite at lunchtime near the office, or a tourist with a packed schedule and little time in-between sightseeing excursions, the best fast food in Paris is a crêpe.

Not only are they quick to make, each is made fresh in front of you and is handed to you piping hot off the griddle. Crêpes are the “go to” fast food for those who refuse to succumb to the global marketing of fast food burger and pizza giants. Perish the thought of Le Big Mac in Paris or a Grande Latte at Starbucks, I want local, I want fresh and I want it fast.

Sit down inside or order a crêpe to go right off the street

Sit down inside or order a crêpe to go right off the street

The Gal Pals and I were out power shopping and beginning to feel crabby (or at least I was) and rather than let our  low blood sugars affect our moods, we travel companions decided to search for the closest acceptable edible fast food joint. Voilà! Right there on Boulevard Saint Germain, we found Nadia. Four delicious ham and cheese crêpes were singeing our fingertips in no time. We walked across the street to the little park in front of the Cluny Museum and ate our fast food with delight. What a bargain, lunch for four was 20€ including drinks! C’est manifique n’est-ce pas?

Nadia Crêperie and Sandwich Shop

94 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006

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5 Comments
  • Maggie
    Posted at 16:03h, 19 August Reply

    Great suggestion. Who doesn’t get a little crabby now and then. Crepes sound like a salvation when my traveling companion is “shopped out”.

  • Kim 24/7 in France
    Posted at 01:03h, 18 August Reply

    Who doesn’t love crepes – YUM!!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:23h, 18 August Reply

      I couldn’t agree more Kim!
      🙂

  • Carol Ann Peeler
    Posted at 15:37h, 17 August Reply

    There is also a great place for a veggie crepe called “Esmeralda” on the street to the left of Notre Dame close to the bridge which crosses over to the Ile St. Louis. I’ll check out Nadia next time I go to Paris. Thanks!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:23h, 18 August Reply

      HI Carol,
      Yummy – veggie crepes! The one on Île Saint-Louis is really delicious too – check out the side pages on this blog for the write up and of course I always love my little hole in the wall, no name one on l’Ancienne de Comedie.
      Cheers,
      Priscilla

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