Before the invention of the envelope, important letters were tucked into crêpes, stamped with powdered sugar, and entrusted to the least hungry person in the room for delivery. Courier crêpes without fear of ruining correspondence with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of crêpes, gelato, and more at Crêpe Crave, located in Wicker Park.
Crêpe Crave boasts around 30 inspired crêpe creations on its menu, with more innovations appearing on a regular basis. Tasty breakfast crêpes—such as the egg Florentine, folded with turkey, swiss, spinach, and sundried tomatoes ($6.75)—usurp leftover pizza and set-aside birthday cupcakes as early morning eats, and the Napoleon savory crêpe, made with ham, brie, and dijon mustard ($5.75), culls complexes arising from having a smaller appetite than others. Take a walk on the sweet side with a s'more crêpe, a chocolaty, marshmallowy, graham crackery taste sensation ($5.25) best enjoyed with scary campfire stories such as “The Relentless Telemarketer” or “10-Year High-School Reunion.”
Take your treat to go or sink into Crêpe Crave’s comfy couch. The local art on the walls is perfect to ogle over a bowl of artisan gelato and sorbetto ($2.90–$3.75)—seasonal flavors, including white-chocolate raspberry and minty mojito, abound. Sip on caffeine-packed coffee and tea, such as a white-chocolate mocha ($3.20–$3.70), as you awkwardly explain to your roommate what really happened to the toaster, the refrigerator, and her recently restored ’54 Ford Skyliner.
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Crêpe Crave crêpes have been featured on NBC Chicago and FOX Good Morning Chicago. The crêperie received a positive review in the Chicago Reader and its crêpes were named among the best in Chicago by Chicago magazine; it has a four-star average rating from Yelpers and a 4.9-star average rating from Metromixers.
- The smoked salmon on the Norwegian, served with cream cheese, was perfectly balanced by capers and red onions; an egg crepe with feta, spinach, and fresh tomatoes was equally good. Sweet cheese was our favorite of the sweet crepes--a cheesecakelike confection made in-house that we had with strawberries. – Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader
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