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Daily Crave

Dish Pick: Lemon ricotta crepe at Village Crepe

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Located in Olde Pickerington, Village Crepe isn’t new. Owner Wayne Moore opened the breakfast and lunch eatery in 2010. But it amazes me how many “city dwellers” have never heard of this gem. To be fair, I’m just as guilty in a way—this week was the first time I made it to the crepe-focused cafe. But it definitely won’t be the last time.

But, if you’re here for the first time, order a crepe or two. All crepes come with the option of a single or double order (a double will get you in and out for less than 8 bucks). They’re the size of a large soft taco, so two were a perfect morning meal. And I opted to mix-and-match flavors. While I was told the Salty Caramel Crepe is the most popular, I went for the Lemon Curd, Ricotta and Honey (it sounded more breakfast-y), and immediately wished I had gotten two. The crepe, its exterior lacey with tiny air bubbles, was crisp on the edges, spongy in the middle and just the slightest bit sweet. Inside, the lemon curd was bright with pleasant citrus—a combination offset by thick honey. A blackberry sauce drizzled over top was sweet and tart and rounded it all out.

My second choice was the more dessert-like Signature Crepe filled with cream cheese, fresh blackberries and a choice of homemade preserves (I went with blackberry, which tasted like the kind of quick jam my mom used to make—all fresh crush berries and sugar).

Moore brings a fresh approach to crepes. Sure, there are sweet versions perfect for breakfast or dessert (this batter is spiked with sugar), and savory versions (this batter gets herbs instead) filled with cheese, veggies and meat. But the real fun are the weekly specials—a rotating collection of flavored batters and fillings. It was pumpkin pie when I swung by this week, but versions in the recent past have included red velvet and espresso with chocolate sauce. (They post the weekly features on their Facebook page.)

Outside of Village Crepe, the thin French pancake is enjoying some time in the spotlight. For more spots dishing up crepes, check out our great crepe roundup.