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Flip Happy Crepes = Heaven on Earth

24 October 2008 1,371 views 5 Comments

This is the hardest blog to write. I feel the way an apprentice might have felt when trying to pay tribute to their master craftsman during the Middle Ages. That might sound like a stretch but what I’m trying to convey to you is that Flip Happy Crepes exemplifies the reason I blog about food.

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The women who started the business were moms who are pursuing their passion for wonderful food while making sure that they are actively involved with their children’s lives. That is why the business keeps such odd hours. Their schedule changes by the day and is updated on their website. For example, this week they are closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They close by 3 p.m. at the latest other days.
Their business motto is simple: Made From Scratch With Love. The menu is divided into savory and sweet crepes and each one is mouthwateringly delicious. Yesterday I had lunch at Flip Happy with Lindsay, a fellow food blogger, and Statesman food writer Addie Broyles. Addie and Lindsay are each a ray of sunshine, easy to be with, and in love with both Austin and food.

window Sharing three savory and one sweet crepe with such great company was a pleasure. I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on their menu but this is what we had:

Moroccan Chicken: Smoked Chicken, Feta, Harissa Sauce and Roasted Vegetables, Carmelized Onions
Chicken, Mushrooms, Gruyere, Carmelized Onions, Scallions

chickenSpinach, Goat Cheese, Carmelized Onions, Spinach, Tomato

Whipped Peanut Butter, Banana, Almond, Powdered Sugar, and Dark Chocolate
Flip Happy is located in an Airstream Trailer on Jessie Street just off South Lamar and Barton Springs Road. There are often long waits but since we met for lunch at 1:30 p.m., we only had to wait 15 minutes or so. Bring cash or check because this adorable little spot does not take plastic. Their flatware isn’t plastic either — it’s all biodegradable.

dessert_001 I’ll let you in on a little secret, the women of Flip Happy crepes are my idols. One day, maybe I’ll start a food-based biz in a trailer off of South Lamar (Lulu B’s is another great example). Until then, I’ll just happily visit the wonderful small businesses that know that the most important ingredient to put into food is L-O-V-E.

What is your favorite crepe from Flip Happy? If you have never been, what’s your favorite food trailer in Austin?
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  • Conner

    This. I want it.

  • Anonymous

    You have made my mouth water. What an incredible desciption. It is lunchtime. I want one of those crepes!! Mom

  • double tonic

    The chicken, mushroom, gruyere and caramelized onion is to die for.

    And that dessert crepe is the most amazing combination of flavors, without being *too* sweet or overpowering.

    I’ve only been to Flip a couple of times but this makes me want to go back again.

    (You probably already know this, but Bobby Flay was in Austin last year for a throwdown with the women of Flip Happy. I’ll let you find out for yourself who won the competition … ;-)

    http://www.foodnetworkfans.com/forum/bobby-flay/843-bobby-throws-down-austin-tx-flip-happy.html

  • Rachel

    I heart Flip Happy. The spinach, feta and garlic aoli is my absolute favorite. The women of flip happy are my idols, too! Cool moms who cook delicious food and run an amazing business.

  • chuck

    i wanted to set up some food cart just outside the law school. i thought ‘that would be so much better than working with computers’. maybe just an excellent hot dog stand….oh well….