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Delice & Sarrasin

80 St Marks Place
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Though I was sad to see Crepes Canaveral leave its distinguished window next to the William Barnacle Tavern, I was pleased to learn that a new crepe company would be taking its place. Delice & Sarrasin, an authentic French creperie serving traditional galette crepes from Brittany, has been on Christopher Street for several years. “Sarrasin” refers to the type of buckwheat flour used in creating the gluten-free savory crepes.

The owner of Delice & Sarrasin, Christophe Caron, moved from Toulouse, France to New York City to work as a model. Five years after his arrival, he began running Delice & Sarrasin with his parents, Yvette and Patrick. Yvette, whose culinary experience comes from her time at La Garenne, a famous hotel and restaurant in France, is the head chef.

In an effort to bring Yvette’s homemade crepes to the East Village, in 2016 the family began whisking up their recipe in the tiny kitchen and serving crepes through the equally little window next to Theater 80. When I stopped by, I met Raphael, Christophe's brother, whose capable hands have been entrusted to deliver the perfect crepes. The family is excited to be attached to the William Barnacle Tavern, which specializes in traditional French cider, a perfect complement to galettes.

On the day that we stopped by, shortly after they moved in, we tried the Marguerite - a galette with three cheeses, fresh tomatoes, and rosemary oil drizzled over the cheese. It was the perfect French version of a slice of pizza.

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