REVIEW: Crepes Choupette, Best Crepes in New Haven, CT

“Crepes Choupette…a taste of Paris”

When I lived in New Haven, Connecticut, one of my favorite restaurants to visit was Crepes Choupette. My cousin and I first stumbled across it one weekend as we were walking downtown.

We were immediately greeted by the owner, Adil Chokairy, who had us laughing and feeling like long-time friends in a matter of seconds.

To me, Crepes Choupette is more than a restaurant. It is a happy place—a place that makes you feel nostalgic, content, and comfortable. Oh yeah, and the crepes are pretty amazing, too. 🙂

Read on to learn more about this must-try restaurant in New Haven.

Crepe stand used at New Haven farmer's market

Why Crepes Choupette is amazing

There are several reasons to love Crepes Choupette, including:

Crepes like you’ve never had before

…unless you’ve been to France, that is. The crepes at Crepes Choupette are as authentic as can be.

The owner Adil got his inspiration for his crepe recipes from growing up in Paris and enjoying the delicious crepes from his mom, as well as those from a kiosk he would frequent after work.

All of Adil’s crepes are made with organic buckwheat flour and filled with a variety of sweet or savory ingredients, like raspberry and white chocolate ganache; acacia honey and lemon; or fig, arugula, prosciutto, and goat cheese. YUM.

Best crepes in New Haven

The warm and inviting environment

As soon as you walk through the door of Crepes Choupette, you’ll feel like you escaped to a small Parisian cafe — French quotes on the wall, fresh flowers on the counter, and the mouthwatering smell of crepes wafting from the kitchen.

The restaurant isn’t very big, which makes for a more intimate atmosphere. Don’t be surprised if Adil stops by your table and chats with you for a while. He enjoys meeting his customers and making them fall in love with crepes the way he did.

The attention to detail

For me, what turns a restaurant experience from good to great is the small details that one could easily overlook. It’s those little “extras” that showcase how much thought and passion goes into the owner’s work:

  • Fresh flowers on the table
  • The artful display of garnishes on the crepes
  • Latte art that looks like a painting
  • The receipt handed to you as a “bookmark” inside a classic French book

These are just a few of the things that make the Crepes Choupette experience unforgettable.

Fresh flowers on the counter

What kinds of crepes are served?

Crepes Choupette serves both sweet and savory crepes. My recommendation: Get one of each. 🙂

You can view the full menu on the Crepes Choupette website, but here are some of my favorites:

  • Avignon – acacia honey and lemon
  • Amour et jalouse – Nutella, banana, and strawberry
  • Choupette – fig, arugula, prosciutto, and goat cheese
  • Ractiflette – potato, onion, bacon, and Raclette cheese

Crepes Choupette also offers coffee (with amazing latte art), wine, or juice to go with your crepes.

Example of savory and sweet crepes at Crepes Choupette

Choupette catering

Crepes Choupette also offers a catering service, with the option to have the crepes cooked live at your event so guests can see the process in action (and try making a crepe themselves). Alternatively, the crepes can be delivered to the event ready-made.

What does “Choupette” mean?

Choupette is the French word for “sweetheart.”

Who founded Crepes Choupette?

Crepes Choupette was founded by native Parisian Adil Chokairy in 2018. As mentioned earlier, he was inspired by the many crepes he had from his mom while growing up in Paris, France. When he was older, he also found a favorite crepe kiosk that he would visit several days a week after work.

I read that he met his wife at that kiosk and would eventually move to America because of her. After working in the banking industry for several years, he decided to pursue his passion. And that’s how Crepes Choupette was born.

Read Adil’s full bio on the Crepes Choupette website.

Avignon crepe at Crepes Choupette in New Haven, CT

Conclusion: Visit Crepes Choupette!

Hopefully this post has convinced you to give Crepes Choupette a try when you are in downtown New Haven.

I now live in Boston and Crepes Choupette still comes to my mind from time to time. When I find myself in New Haven again, I’ll definitely be going back for some fresh crepes!

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