6 at Spring St.
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La Crêpe Parisienne serves about five savory crêpes and ten sweet ones. The chain was started by three brothers in Mexico, of all places, in 1996, but one of them, Andres Mier y Teran, assures us his product is “exactly the same as you’d find in France” (he lived there for several years). Actually, he’s breaking from orthodoxy in a couple of ways — he serves the made-to-order crêpes in a paper cone (true to the store’s green leanings, the paper is recycled) and incorporates local ingredients from vendors around the city, such as Van Leeuwen ice cream and Russ & Daughters cream cheese. Yes, there is also a smoked-salmon crêpe. The company has other locations in the West Village, Union Square, and—now up and running—the Upper West Side.