The French Market Crêperie
Authentic French Crepes and Gifts
Bonjour! Welcome to The French Market...Knoxville's first and only authentic French crêpe restaurant. Serving breakfast and lunch six days a week, and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The French Market offers sweet and savory French crêpes, delicious baguette and croissant sandwiches, plus a choice of healthy soups and salads. Using both traditional and buckwheat batter, imported directly from France, our crêpes are as authentic as any you would eat in Paris!
When ordering a crêpe at The French Market, you can choose crêpes filled with premium Cheddar or Swiss and Gruyere cheese, imported ham, all natural turkey breast, delicious roast beef, goat cheese, or even eggs, and all can be stuffed with organic baby spinach, Roma tomatoes, marinated artichokes, capers, sautéed mushrooms, onions or crispy bacon. There are also specialty crêpes such as smoked salmon with cream cheese, red onion and capers, roasted chicken with feta cheese, spinach and tomatoes, or pork tenderloin with goat cheese, caramelized onions and fig chutney or vegetarian specials with artichokes, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Choose an incredible sweet crêpe filled with fresh squeezed lemon & sugar or our best seller…fresh strawberries and cream. The most popular crêpe is Nutella and a banana or strawberries, a chocolate hazelnut spread popular all over Europe and topped with whipped cream. Other sweets include chocolate caramel, cinnamon & sugar, maple syrup and butter, blueberries, crêpe Suzette or chestnut butter.
For Breakfast choose from crêpes filled with eggs, bacon or sausage, spinach and tomato with cheese, or a fresh omelette such as our vegetarian with feta or brie, or just bacon, sausage or maybe your prefer smoked salmon with cream cheese. In addition to crêpes, we have a fine selection of fresh baked baguette and croissant sandwiches, homemade soups and crisp salads. The French Market also has a selection of authentic Petit Fours and Macaroon cookies plus delicious pain au chocolate croissants… all imported directly from France! And don't forget the coffee. The French Market only serves LavAzza, the best selling coffee in Europe! LavAzza's dark roast Arabica beans are used as The French Markets house coffee, but for the real coffee aficionados try an espresso, cappuccino, or latte' using LavAzza's special blend called Super Creama. You will think you are back in Paris as the incredible creaminess and caramel tones tempt your palate with coffee like no other in town!
In addition to crêpes, we also carry a unique line of French made products for sale. Come by and visit us when you are in the downtown area. We look forward to seeing you soon!
You can view our menu here.
To read reviews on The French Market please visit our page at Urban Spoon.
In the News
The French Market has been featured in local media, use the links below to read more.
- Metro Pulse - The Art of the Crêpe
- UT Daily Beacon
- Marie, Let's Eat!
- AirTran Magazine
- Knoxville News Sentinel
- Southern Living
- A taste of Paris flourishes in downtown Knoxville
- News Sentinel, Grub Scout
- Metro Pulse
- WBIR Live at Five
Best of Knoxville
The French Market has been awarded Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville
- Runner-up Best Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant 2013
- Runner-up Best Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant 2012
- Runner-up Best Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant 2011
- Runner-up Best Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant 2010
- Runner-up Best Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant 2009
- Runner-up Best New Restaurant 2009
- Runner-up Best New Business 2009