Tuesday Field: The French Market

Today’s field trip did not take me far. Just down to Gay St. to the French Market, which has been open a couple years now. Despite it’s central location to most of my life, downtown, I hardly ever remember to stop in. They serve brunch and have savory crepes in addition to pastries and other goodies.

The inside of the shop/creperie is really beautiful, marble counter tops and lots of natural lighting. The couple that works behind the counter are super nice. I’ve eaten here once before for lunch and was surprised by the extensive menu. For lunch I remember having a buckwheat crepe filled to the brim with vegetables and cheese. Today I did the traditional sugar and butter crepe.

The crepe today was really well done, it was light and airy and browned evenly. There was, however, way too much sugar and butter, which one may argue is not possible. On one hand I tend to agree with this argument, on the other hand in my mind the point of a sugar and butter crepe is to have something a little lighter than say Nutella or another heavy filling. My memory of these in Paris (which granted could be totally turned around…) is a light dusting of sugar rather than what seemed like a dumping of sugar. Either way it was really yummy.

I will say that between the sugar and the crepe and the coffee this is the first time I haven’t felt tired in weeks!

The French Market
530 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 540-4372

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