The Flint Crepe Company started small, like many word-of-mouth businesses do. There were whispers of something new and delicious in the downtown area with hushed directions and descriptions being transmitted between satisfied patrons. There were no commercials and no big ad campaigns, just good food served up at reasonable prices from a mobile food cart.
Despite its humble beginnings, the Flint Crepe Company is quickly becoming the newest success story in a city that is usually being publicized for its multitude of failures rather than its infrequent wins. With the tenacious spirit that is fast-becoming a hallmark of life in one of America’s worst places to live (voted by national campaigns, rather than the city’s residents), the Flint Crepe Company is now serving up breakfast and lunch six days a week.
Each crepe has a name that will be familiar to residents of the Flint area, with monikers borrowed from famous people, places, and institutions of Buick City. There’s the Applewood (named for philanthropist Charles Stewart Mott’s gorgeous estate at the Flint Cultural Center), which is a sophisticated mix of spinach, olive, feta, and sun-dried tomato. If you’re looking for something sweet you can try the Crim (named for Flint’s famous foot race) which is stuffed with a lip-smacking filling of Nutella and bananas.
The most surprising delicacy at the Flint Crepe Company isn’t even a crepe. It happens to be a mouth-watering and tongue-awakening ginger ale. The Blenheim ginger ales come in a spicy and less spicy variety, though both are definitely a shock to the taste buds. This American-made soda is the perfect choice to pair with one of the delicious breakfast of lunch creations, though you can also pick up a tasty cherry soda or fresh coffee if ginger ale isn’t your thing.
Despite the fresh and delicious ingredients, lunch and breakfast-seekers won’t go broke on these lip-smacking creations won’t break the bank. Breakfast or lunch with a drink will run you less than ten dollars, which is refreshing in a city where budget is King.
Hungry patrons of the downtown area can find this roaming cart of goodies at a couple different locations throughout the week including the Flint Farmer’s Market (which was recently voted the Best Farmer’s Market in America for the second year in a row by a national contest). If you can’t make it to the cart, the cart comes to you with ordering available via phone or text message for delivery.
Next time you are in the Flint area, make sure to give the Flint Crepe Company a try. You’ll be glad you gave this new guy on the block a chance.