Photo courtesy of Coleman Communications
Photo courtesy of Coleman Communications

By Michael P Coleman

Let me address the probably-obvious right up front: I didn’t grow up eating crepes in Detroit.  I had never even heard of one until I started studying French in high school. 

That said, I was never reluctant to try something once.  In one of those instances, I wound up with a love for deep-fried rattlesnake nuggets.  In another, I wound up with a husband. 

ANYWAY, as my travels and palate expanded, I discovered crepes.  My mom had always described them as rolled-up pancakes with stuff in the middle, and she wasn’t far off.  But if you accept Mom’s description, you’ll agree that Danielle’s Creperie is starting off with a very broad assortment of flapjacks.

During my recent visit, I tried the Karma Crepe, which was full of succulent hunks of chicken and savory yellow curry sauce.  For kicks, I added cayenne pepper and had them swap out the general white flour crepe for a spicy corn meal one.  The result was heavenly.  My custom-made breakfast crepe was great, too — it comes with eggs and cheese, and I added turkey, green onions, peppers, and broccoli.   I added a side of tasty potatoes, too, but unless you’re starving you can skip those, as the crepes are huge.

My only regret?  I didn’t have room for any of the dessert crepes.  From the menu, they warrant a separate visit. 

I’ve been on a roll lately with places I’ve driven or walked by countless times since I’ve been in Sacramento, but never tried.  Danielle’s Creperie is now on my list of local favorites.

Danielle’s Creperie is at 3535-B Fair Oaks Boulevard in Sacramento, on the corner of Fair Oaks and Watt.  You can reach them at 916-972-1911. 

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