We're Craving the Crêpes at This New Walk-Up Stand on Capitol Hill

A master pastry chef delights with a super simple French dish
| FROM THE PRINT EDITION |
 
 

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe.

Editor's Note: This location has closed.

The greatest pitfall of a European adventure is the reentry to reality at home.

So, days after I returned from gorging myself on the most flawless Parisian pastries, I found myself at Petite Galette, the walk-up crêpe stand opened by pastry master Sara Naftaly inside Chophouse Row (just behind her Amandine Bakeshop) in January.

The all-buckwheat savory crêpes are something special—naturally gluten-free and tasty as well—but my favorite was the most basic sweet: a griddled paper-thin pancake of flour and buckwheat, with more than enough butter, a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar ($5).

It’s about five bites of perfection and the ideal cure for the reentry blues. Capitol Hill, 1424 11th Ave.

 

Related Content

 The food at Violet is simple, refined, seasonal and internationally influenced

Chef William Belickis moves on (again), this time to a Capitol Hill home for his internationally influenced 'American omakase'

Plus: Wineries, Central American food and quintessential Seattle spots

In today’s dining scene, it’s hard to keep up with restaurant openings. But it’s our job (and our pleasure) to do just that. Here are a few new places worth checking out

Don't miss our biweekly roundup of Seattle's restaurant secrets