I would have never expected to have the best crêpe of my life in Algeria, but some of the sweetest surprises happen while traveling.
My guide Omar had taken me for a walking tour all around Algiers and we both worked up quite an appetite. When he suggested stopping for a crêpe, I said, “Hell yeah,” before he even finished his sentence. Minutes later we arrived at Crêpa.
Before I even had a chance to scan the overhead menu, Omar’s friend at Crêpa, Mohamed, told us to have a seat and let him whip us up something special. We were about to get hooked up.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when the crêpes arrived, and after two bites I knew Crêpa would make my Best Of list.
First, let’s take a few moments to study my magnificent crêpe, below. Just spend some time with it…
I hope you noticed beside that Nutella-filled crêpe–which by itself would’ve made me content–is a big, fat Algerian banana on top, instantly transforming this dessert into a healthy choice. Then, hidden under the magic Oreo-dust and chopped nuts, is strawberry sauce, a pineapple ring, and a slice of apricot. Condensed milk and even more Nutella are drizzled over the top, with a heart to make you smile. And to add insult to injury, just a few M&Ms, to spit in the face of every other crêpe maker in the world. Complete dominance.
If you’re planning a trip to Crêpa, just know that this special crêpe can’t be found anywhere on the menu. Ask for Mohamed, and maybe it’d be best to take a screen shot of this with you, for reference. Tell him Ramblin’ Randy sent ya.
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