Photo Friday: Unicorn Crepes

Japan is high on the list of places I would like to go with my kids. We haven't been able to make a trip work yet, so I console myself by taking them to Seattle's International District. One of our favorite stops is Unicorn Crepes. The shop serves both sweet and savory Japanese crepes. It's also within easy walking distance of the International District Light Rail Station, making it a fun outing.

Like a crepe shop in Japan, plastic models of the food show you what's available. For the kids, that makes choosing their crepe almost as fun as eating it.

The "menu" at Unicorn Crepes in Seattle's International District
The "menu" at Unicorn Crepes in Seattle's International District

Next they stand up on tippie-toe to watch as their crepe is made

Crepe Making at Unicorn Crepes
Crepe Making at Unicorn Crepes

And then it's time to sit down and eat

MMMM, this is GREAT
MMMM, this is GREAT

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  1. amida on January 14, 2010 at 10:49 p.m.

    Mmm... looks yummy. I have never had one of those before. The closest would be the taiyaki they serve at Japantown, which are fish shaped waffles filled with red-bean. Ok, that isn't very similar, but it sure tastes good!

  2. Victoria on January 15, 2010 at 1:34 a.m.

    That pancake shop looks great! I love Japanese plastic food. When we went to Tokyo, we visited the kitchen shop district just to marvel at the intricacy and cost of the plastic food. Japan is on our RTW itinerary, we'll be there in July 2011, I can't wait.

  3. soultravelers3 on January 15, 2010 at 2:37 a.m.

    So cute! We use to go to the great yearly Japanese cultural fair every year in Santa Cruz (plus Greek Fair, Cinco de Mayo etc) as these kind of things are such a great way to "travel without traveling", especially for little kids!

  4. Wanderluster on January 15, 2010 at 7:18 a.m.

    I must go! I've never heard of this place.

  5. Dominique on January 15, 2010 at 7:34 a.m.

    We've got a cute crepe place near Detroit's Cultural Center--this one more of a vintage Parisian theme--but the same type of savory and sweet crepe menu and ability to see them make your crepes up close. Fun stop, and I can see why your kids like Unicorn, too :)

  6. CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) on January 16, 2010 at 3:27 a.m.

    I saw a huge plastic food display at a Japanese restaurant in Jakarta. I didn't know it was a "Japanese thing" to do the menu like that though!
    Never stop learning...

  7. Jen on January 16, 2010 at 5:21 p.m.

    I can just imagine how amazing the shop and surrounding street smells! Yum!

  8. Nomadic Matt on January 21, 2010 at 12:58 p.m.

    I think I know where you are taking me when I visit seattle this year.