75 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
For a portable snack, or meal on the go, one might first think of pizza. Then maybe a sandwich? Or even an ice cream from a convenient dessert truck. The iconic French crepe seems to be overshadowed in popularity by the former examples. However, at around $10 or less, and with ever-changing fillings and the option of savory or sweet, you might want to spend some time at Bar Suzette.
Located in the culinary paradise of Chelsea Market, Bar Suzette is making some innovative crepes. There is a French onion soup crepe which infuses all the flavors we associate with the soup, right into the onions which are topped with melting Gruyere cheese. There is a pepper steak option with swiss cheese and sweet variations like the Nutella, fresh lemon and honey crepe. There is even a fusion-type crepe that incorporates Thai flavors into its filling. Bar Suzette's crepe is actually slightly thicker than traditional versions, but makes for the perfect "wrapper" in which to keep the fixins' inside. Too thin a crepe could spell disaster for a meal you want to eat with your hands on the go.
Because of their prime location, the owners plan to use the market to their full advantage. Sourcing from other Chelsea Market vendors like Lucy's Whey (for cheese) and Dickson's (for meat) means top quality ingredients for Bar Suzette's crepes.
Whether you are in the mood for a snack - sweet or savory - or want to try a couple crepes to really get your French fix, the prices are affordable and allow you to do just that. Go for a crepe, and also roam about the market for other grocery list items. Two birds -- one culinary stone.