Sweet and savory crepes from Genki Crepes & Mini Mart in the Inner Richmond

18Aug09

When you have a craving for something sweet, a warm crispy crepe from Genki Crepes & Mini Mart in the Inner Richmond never fails. Though it appears to be a simple creperie from the outside, it houses an entire mini mart that carries drinks, snacks, toys, and other random products from Japan. The crowd that gathers around the entrance is usually there for the crepes, though.

For those who are unfamiliar with crepes, they are a type of very thin pancake, usually made with wheat flour. They are then rolled and filled with an assortment of sweet or savory food, such as chicken and pesto or fresh fruit and ice cream. Crepes are usually very soft, but at Genki they have a crispy exterior and soft interior. This makes it easy to hold the food inside while rolled and served as a cone, so you can eat it without a plate and a fork, which is how it is commonly served in creperies and cafes.

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2 Responses to “Sweet and savory crepes from Genki Crepes & Mini Mart in the Inner Richmond”

  1. I’ve always meant to get the crepes here…I used to stop in and buy those ridiculous winnie the pooh things from the vending machines (why? I don’t know). But I have always heard great things about the food. Thanks for the reminder about this place!

  2. lol! Likewise, I have always wanted to buy those little random robot toys on keychains for no reason, except I always settle for the delicious crepes! Maybe next time I’ll splurge on something to eat and something to play with!


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