Williamsburg already has its share of oddities: soaps that look like cupcakes, budding taxidermy museums, and, of course, Pat Kiernan. But one thing it doesn’t have is cheesecake in a cone. That’s about to change. Signage indicates T-Swirl Crêpe is planting its flag on North 7th, right down the block from the Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, and right across the street from 16 Handles.
In case you haven’t been to T-Swirl’s 14th Street location, which opened just about a year ago, or its outposts on Mott Street and in Astoria and Flushing, the mini chain specializes in Japanese-inspired crêpe stuffed with ingredients like teriyaki-style chicken, Angus short rib, Okinawa hot dogs– heck, there’s even a tuna Niçoise version that dumps your favorite French salad into a cone-like crêpe.
You can watch the process here: basically, workers load a melange/mess of ingredients onto your gluten-free crêpe (in the case of the Chocolate Nut Party, we’re talking almonds, chocolate truffles, whipped yogurt, chocolate custard cream, chocolate Sauce, chocolate ice cream, crushed pistachio, chocolate pearls). Then they fold the crêpe in half and roll it into a hefty cone, sometimes stabbing some Pocky sticks in for good measure.
And there you go, you’re ready to walk down Bedford Avenue complaining about how these are nowhere near as good as the crepes back home in France.
T-Swirl, coming soon to 148 N. 7th St., bet. Bedford Ave. and Berry St., Williamsburg.