Although visions of Nutella may be the first thing you think of when you hear the word crepe, the thin pancakes are so much more than a sweet treat.
They can be sweet or savory, and the success of Sweet Paris proves that no matter the flavor – everyone loves a good crepe. The newest flagship location of the Houston-based chain has opened in Highland Village, giving Houstonians five locations to get their crepe fix.
Sweet Paris opened its first location in Rice Village in 2012 and has been going strong since. Husband and wife co-founder team Allison and Ivan Chavez have travelled extensively in search of the perfect crepe recipes and brought back their bounty to Houston.
If the delicious crepes themselves aren’t enough, we’ve curated a list of four reasons you should be eating at Sweet Paris right now.
1. More Than Crepes
Crepes may get you in the door, but the robust menu at Sweet Paris will keep you coming back for more. Sweet or savory crepes, waffles, salads, paninis and soup – there is something for everyone. The Ham & Gruyere crepe is so simple, but so delicious. Melted gruyere, smoked ham with Dijon mustard and bechamel sauce – how can you say no? The sweet crepe options are endless and the seasonal crepes provide a different experience each time you visit.
Everyone knows that crepes and shopping go hand in hand. Sweet Paris in Highland Village couldn’t have a better location during the busy holiday shopping season; shop until you drop and then stop in for a crepe, coffee, or salad to recharge.
Sweet Paris is known for their light, bright décor and this location is no different. Large and roomy, with beautiful white orchids and elaborate chandeliers, it is très magnifique – you may even forget you’re in Houston. Guests can also dine al fresco in the lovely outdoor patio.
Owners Allison and Ivan Chavez are intent on giving back to their community. They have partnered with food banks all over Texas and in Mexico to feed children in need. For every crepe with the food bank logo that is sold, Sweet Paris donates one meal to a child in need. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more perfect dining situation.
Cover: Butter Chicken Tikka Masala crepe. Photo courtesy Sweet Paris
Gabi De la Rosa lives in Houston with her husband and three children. You can usually find her at a great local restaurant or out exploring HTX with her family. Visit her on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx