The crêpe, or French pancake, was invented in 1923 to make its American counterpart look fat, oafish, and uncouth in comparison. Help the disked dessert maintain its well-deserved sense of superiority with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $11 worth of crepes at Faith's Crepes and 20% off any same-day purchase at Dinellie's Market in Granite Bay. Located side-by-side at the Quarry Ponds outdoor shopping center, Faith's Crepes and Dinellie's Market regale foodies with fresh Francophile pancakes and locally made edibles. Like the color of a lazy roommate's sweatpants, owner Faith Poirier-Loo's menu changes with the seasons, but it sates savory cravories with egg and cheese (6.95), wild mushroom topped with truffle oil ($6.95), and the Napa Valley loaded with roasted chicken, asparagus, and gruyere in a whole-grain-mustard cream sauce ($7.95). Those in need of a fructose-fix may prefer the s'mores crepe ($4.95) or the tart and chewy caramel apple crepe ($4.95). Both kinds of crepes can be accented with a theatrical flourish of sun-dried-tomato pesto, nutella, vanilla gelato, or pre-twirled moustaches ($1–$1.95 each).
After eating to your coeur’s content, grab your groceries next door at Dinellie's Market, which showcases a variety of artisanal vendors. Shoppers support local farmers and family-owned companies as they stock up on pastas, cheeses, wine on tap, or Dinellie's specialty tarts made with real butter, fresh herbs, and silky whipping cream. Impatient appetites can revel in their purchases either in the market hall or while basking in the sun's stink eye at one of the outdoor bistro tables.
Loomis Basin-Folsom Lake
5550 Douglas Blvd.
Granite Bay, California 95746Get Directions