City Market vendors offer a considerable amount of nutritional bang for very little buck. One business, Three Days In Paris, offers succulent, nutritious crepes which can be sweet or savory, depending on the customer’s preference.
Owner Colleen Dobbs said the name of the business was inspired by a three-day trip to Paris, where crepes are a popular street food. Dobbs said she fell in love with the pancake-like dish and bought a griddle when she returned to Indianapolis. She tested crepes on her husband and sons, and eventually opened the business.
Three Days In Paris is localvore-friendly. The meat is from The Smoking Goose Meatery. Dobbs said that she brings tomatoes and basil from her garden. “I’ve always loved the farmers markets, so I thought it would be great to incorporate fresh, local ingredients,” she told The Indianapolis Star.
The most nutritious item on the menu is the Market Street crepe, which contains all the vegetables the shop has to offer: mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, celery and spinach. In addition to vegetables, the shop sometimes has goat milk cheese. “You get a lot of flavor for not as many calories as other cheeses,” said Dobbs.
The shop’s vegetarian options range since each crepe is cooked to order. The Market Street crepe is a popular option, as is the Green Eggs and Ham, with the ham replaced by sun-dried tomatoes. “Pretty much if you hold the meat you can substitute two vegetables,” said Dobbs. This allows for a considerable level of customization.
Another popular option is the Classic crepe, which contains bananas and Nutella, with nuts available upon request. You can’t go wrong with this crepe!
The shop also has gluten-free options. Since the crepes contain eggs, there are no vegan options.
The crepes are large and come with a generous amount of toppings. The average cost per serving is $5 to $6.
One special option is the Half and Half, which allows the customer to get a half-size serving of two different crepes (except for the Market Street). This allows a customer to get both savory and sweet crepes.
Three Days In Paris has a stand in the City Market. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition, a portable crepe stand appears at the Carmel and Broad Ripple Farmers Markets. The company also caters.
“I enjoy being in the City Market,” Dobbs said. “It’s a great place to be for a small business.”