August 16, 2020,

As many corners of the economy shrink during the current pandemic, our dietary offerings should not.

In fact, with some creativity, they should be expanding.

Where should we start in our creative endeavor to deliciously expand?

How about breakfast? After all, it is the first meal.

In challenging pandemic times, a great comfort food is pancakes. Nothing new there. What if we tweaked it a little and started thinking in French?

Sweet idea.

When was the last time you had a crepe?

Probably been a while. Especially if you’re still speaking in English.

A crepe is a type of very thin pancake.,,, articles, Wikimedia-Antilived-Own-work

Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the simplest with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savory galettes.

Sweet crêpes are generally made with wheat flour.

Common fillings include Nutella spread, preserves, sugar (granulated or powdered), maple syrup, golden syrup, lemon juice, whipped cream, fruit spreads, custard, and sliced soft fruits.

While crêpes are often associated with Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, the consumption is widespread in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, and many parts of Europe, North Africa, North America, Lebanon, Brazil and Argentina.

In France and Belgium, crêpes are traditionally served on Candlemas (La Chandeleur), February second, Day of the Crepes.

What is the difference between a crepe and a pancake? Glad you asked.

The main difference between the two is that pancake batter has a raising agent in it, such as baking powder or baking soda, and crepe batter does not. This means that pancakes are thicker and fluffy while crêpes are thin and flat.

Makes sense. Both sound tasty.

In terms of the health factor, a single crêpe has less fat and calories than pancakes because they don’t have the baking powder and, so, are less dense.

We feel crepe educated.

Our next thought is what group in the United States makes a really great crepe? We did our homework and have a suggestion for you.

They bring the creative and cultural flavor of France to America.

Sweet Paris Set to Open Its Tenth Store Located in Austin, TX at The Domain,,, articles, Sweet-Paris-Creperie-Cafe-

Houston´s Hottest Restaurant Franchise Concept Expands to Austin

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café has announced its newest and first location in Austin will open at The Domain in mid-August. Sweet Paris is a beautiful and chic creperie with multiple locations specializing in sweet and savory crêpes, waffles, salads, hot drinks and more. Made from scratch, the dishes are as delicious as they are beautiful. The Instagram worthy interiors and the artful food and drinks makes Sweet Paris a favorite place for haute social media influencers.

Sweet Paris Crêperie and Café opened its first store in 2012, and since then it has spread throughout Houston, College Station, San Antonio and now Austin. Sweet Paris Austin will be the group’s tenth store, with an eleventh already in construction at Town Square in Sugarland, TX. Sweet Paris is strategically looking at growing in new markets through its Strategic Partnership model, in which individuals and groups with a hospitality background can bring Sweet Paris to their hometown via franchise.

Sweet Paris Austin will debut in the space next to Starbucks in the heart of Simon Malls’s The Domain, Austin’s premier destination for fashion, luxury, dining and family fun with 100+ stores and restaurants. Sweet Paris Austin will offer Domain shoppers a place to recharge and relax after a day of shopping, as well as a fun dining spot for the whole family. The Strategic Partners for Sweet Paris Austin at The Domain are Michael and Mary Kelton, and they already operate successfully Sweet Paris The Woodlands at Market Street.

Sweet Paris Austin will be the group’s second restaurant opening in 2020, as Sweet Paris Baybrook located in Friendswood, TX is a beautiful store which opened at the lawn in Baybrook Mall in March of this year.

The two founders of this stylish concept, Allison and Iván Chávez, husband and wife dynamic duo met as undergraduate students at the Wharton School of Business, and created a movement behind their signature crêpes by using the highest quality ingredients paired with bold flavors, all presented in a beautiful setting. The Chavez´s made it their personal mission to “revive the art of eating crêpes” and traveled the world searching for flavors and new ways to bring this popular street food to market.

The appeal of Sweet Paris is seen in its food and its charming French, industrial décor. The fresh simplicity of the design allows the food to be the star. It’s a conducive space for families, friends and lovers to indulge in a beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner or dessert.

The menu has grown to include waffles, salads, paninis, soups, milkshakes, frozen mimosas, and hot espresso and Nutella drinks.

Inspired by the overwhelming need, Sweet Paris founders “fight hunger with hunger” using the resources of Sweet Paris to raise funds to serve the communities they work in. Patrons will be able to purchase three crêpes on the menu designated by the Central Texas Food Bank logo. Diners may choose from the following crêpes to make a donation: Allison’s Parfait, Truffled Caprese and Lemon & Sugar. For each crêpe sold with the Central Texas Food Bank logo, Sweet Paris will donate one meal to help children in need.

The new 2,429 square foot restaurant, which includes a beautiful patio and an event area, will seat 108 people and will be open daily. Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café currently operates nine locations: Houston Rice Village; Houston CityCentre; Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico; La Centerra, Katy; Century Square, College Station; Houston Highland Village; Market Street, The Woodlands; The Shops at La Cantera, San Antonio; and Baybrook Mall, Friendswood.

Follow us on Instagram (@SweetParis), Facebook (@SweetParisCrepes) and Twitter (@TheSweetParis).

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To say entrepreneurs Allison and Ivan Chavez have a passion for crêpes is an understatement. It was for the love of the crêpe – whether sweet or savory – that drove the two to research this popular street food and pair them with flavors found around the world. In 2012 they opened their first Sweet Paris in the popular Rice Village shopping district. While their hearts carried them on this culinary journey, the two possess serious business acumen.

Allison was born and raised in Houston. After graduating from St. John’s School, she attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It’s there she met Chavez who was from Guadalajara, Mexico. After the two graduated from that prestigious business school, Allison worked as an investment banking financial analyst at Credit Suisse in New York City. Ivan has been in the hospitality industry, specifically development and operations of beach resorts in Mexico, since 2007.

Sweet Paris, Rice Village         Sweet Paris, CityCentre Sweet Paris, Nuevo Vallarta
2420 Rice Blvd. 797 Sorella Ct. Av Paseo de los Moras
Houston, TX 77005 Houston, TX 77024 Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
Sweet Paris, Katy         Sweet Paris, College Station Sweet Paris, Highland Village
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 143 Century Square Dr. 2701 Drexel Dr.
Suite 120 Suite 110 Houston, TX 77027
Katy, TX 77494 College Station, TX 77840
Sweet Paris, The Woodlands    Sweet Paris, San Antonio Sweet Paris, Baybrook Mall
9595 Six Pines Dr. 15900 La Cantera Pkwy. 700 Baybrook Mall
Suite 450 Suite 19160 Suite H105
The Woodlands, TX 77380 San Antonio, TX 78256 Friendswood, TX 77546

The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 50,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit

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