Harjuku-style crepes are now in SoHo at Eight Turn Crêpe, which opened August 1 on Spring Street.
Made from 100% rice flower, these light and delicious crepes are gluten free and contain fresh Japanese ingredients such as Fuji apples, lychee, matcha, azuki, tofu, edamame, wakame, daikon, and teriyaki sauce. Eight Turn Crêpe’s menu offers sweet, savory, and even salad crepes.
Even their drinks are Japanese-inspired, with yuzu soda and matcha latte.
Other Japanese touches include the “fake food” models that decorate the window, made in Japan, of course.
The unique cone shape makes the crepe easy to eat on the go, especially since the small space doesn’t accommodate many eat-in diners.
So how do you eat a cone-shaped crepe? It’s easier than it looks. Simply follow the instructions on the wrapper and turn the crepe counter-clockwise as you nibble. Maybe eight turns is sufficient – hence the name Eight Turn Crêpe?
I was so excited to try my Eight Turn Lox crepe when I visited during their friends and family weekend before the opening that I forgot to count. I guess that means I need to go back . . .