La Creperie de Hampstead
77 Hampstead High Street Hampstead London NW3 1RE
This little stall, set just back from Hampstead High Street beside the William IV pub, is a Hampstead institution, and on summer evenings and weekends the queues can stretch well past the pub. But with good reason. For the Hampstead creperie does everything right: the crepes (it doesn’t do anything else) are all made fresh, from a perfect mix, and crisped up to perfection with a splash of butter. They do both savoury gallettes (gruyere cheese, ham, asparagus, mushrooms, garlic), and sweet concoctions (banana and chocolate – look no further), and the French import staff carry them off perfectly time after time. It’s rare to have a crepe as good as this in France, let alone London.