HOUSTON -- Take a stroll down Westheimer, and you might just run into Sean Carroll and his little piece of Paris right in the heart of Houston.
Sean's crepe cart, Melange Creperie, serves up French street food that celebrates Houston's international flavors.
"We’ve done specials from Morocco to Indonesia, north to Scandinavia, south to Ethiopia,” he explains.
So how did this former artist turn into a crepe-making entrepreneur? Sean credits it to love.
He honeymooned in Paris with wife Tish, fell in love with the food, and decided to "perfect" his own crepe recipe, which has won over even the most skeptical customers.
On any given Saturday, you’ll find customers ranging from inner-loop hipsters to police officers taking a lunch break. Sean admits he’s never attended culinary classes, but learned the art of crepe-making through YouTube videos and practice.
Melange’s menu changes weekly, but always offers sweet options, like banana nutella as well as savory, like sausage and goat cheese.
"It’s just golden brown and crispy and delicious,” regular customer Victoria Marcus gushes. “Sean is so nice, he remembers our name, he even knows what we want.”
Sean’s tiny two-griddle food cart has been around since the advent of Houston’s food truck boom, and every weekend you will find him at the corner of Westheimer and Taft, in Montrose. His one-man operation often serves a whopping one hundred crepes a day.
“I’m always happy to see when people are happy with the food that I am making, it’s an easy way to tell that I am doing something right,” Sean says.
Melange Creperie, Westheimer & Taft, Fri-Sun from 9AM-2PM
On the web: http://melangecreperie.wordpress.com/