Food Network Darling, Crepes Bonaparte, Rolls into SD

May 19, 2012

Food Network sensation, Crepes Bonaparte, arrived in San Diego on May 18 as the city’s newest roving culinary la carte, serving the ultimate go-to in French street fare. is excited to welcome the newest addition to our thriving food truck community.  

 The brainchild of young market-savvy entrepreneur, 26 year-old University of Southern California alum, Christian Murcia, along with his wife and business partner, 25 year-old Danielle Murcia, and 33 year-old Joseph Sue, the crêperie concept was inspired by a trip to Paris and initially introduced as an Orange County based catering company in May 2008. Two years later, the team rolled out their first truck, and the catchy concept took off immediately.

With an overwhelming following in Orange County and Los Angeles, the Murcias are ready to captivate San Diego food truck enthusiasts with a second custom crepe truck. With the combination of high quality ingredients and fun, tongue-in-cheek savoir-faire, Crepes Bonaparte aims to both entertain and satiate San Diego’s growing food truck-going community.

“San Diego has always been a city that we have had our eye on, and we are ready to introduce this fresh and fun-loving crepe concept to the growing culinary scene,” says Crepes Bonaparte owner, Christian Murcia. “San Diego is in for a real treat.”

After competing with their Crepes Bonaparte truck in the first season of the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race (2010), these hip, young food truckers have since become culinary network darlings and recently wrapped filming an upcoming episode of Giada De Laurentiis' Giada at Home and Eat St. for the Cooking Channel.

Crepes Bonaparte is enticing consumers with a fresh, and noteworthy concept that is a feast for the senses. Instead of the standard retrofitted taco truck shell used by most companies, both Crepes Bonaparte trucks are custom-manufactured to go above industry standards. Key features include imported crepe makers from France and low-set ordering windows to allow street level crowds a unique glimpse of the beret adorned crepe-crafters at work while they dance along to French pop a la Yell, Camille, and MC Solaar.

The truck offers a variety of savory breakfast, lunch, and dinner crepes along with their über popular dessert crepes. Batter is handmade every day from scratch - traditional white or gluten-free - and served with fresh fruits and vegetables - all sliced to order. Sweet additions like vanilla ice cream are an available add-on for guests needing a little à la mode. Menu favorites and standouts include the ever-popular PCH (creamy peanut butter, freshly sliced banana & Nutella), Caprese (sliced tomato, seasoned chicken, mozzarella & garlic pesto), and the traditional Lemon & Sugar (zesty lemon juice & granulated sugar). Light and refreshing beverages complement the flavorful sweet and savory concoctions.

After successfully launching Crepes Bonaparte and two other notable trucks including Brats Berlin and Calbi in Southern California, the husband and wife duo seized the opportunity to team up with other trucks by creating Curbside Bites, a gourmet food truck booking service dedicated to coordinating citywide food truck gatherings – with a philanthropic twist. As the team begins to launch the program in San Diego, the primary focus is to develop a solid partnership with local public schools. By hosting weekly food truck events during dinnertime hours, Curbside Bites offers schools a unique fundraising opportunity.

Already mastering truck meet-ups and fundraising efforts at over a dozen high school parking lots in Los Angeles and Orange County, Crepes Bonaparte and other local trucks will be found at the following San Diego gatherings (with more being added weekly):

  • Mira Mesa Mondays Truck Gathering’ at Mira Mesa High School
  • Monday 5/21 - downtown 3rd and B St. with Crepes Bonaparte, Mangia Mangia, Table BBQ, and Chubby's
  • Tuesday 5/22 - Torrey Pines - Torrey Pines Rd. and Science Park Open lot with Crepes Bonaparte ane Mangia Mangia
  • Wednesday 5/23 - downtown 3rd and B St. with Crepes Bonaparte, Mangia Mangia, New York in Rye, and Slow Cal BBQ
  • Thursday 5/24 - Sorrento Valley - Pacific Center and Pacific Heights Blvd. Open lot
  • Friday 5/25 - UTC - 9655 Towne Center Dr. with Crepes Bonaparte, Mangia Mangia, & more!
As the newest auto-member of the Crepes Bonaparte team, the San Diego truck is prepped for its official entrée into the market on May 18. The team is eager to both engage and satisfy food truck loving San Diegans through its exceptional culinary offerings and lively entertainment and also via their community-focused approach to the business of mobile meals with Curbside Bites.
Crepes Bonaparte San Diego hours and location vary daily.

Follow the truck’s Facebook and Twitter feeds (@CrepesBSanDiego) to find its planned locations. For more information on Crepes Bonaparte food trucks, catering, menus, hours of operation, special events and community partnerships, please visit:, and check out the video below from for a closer look at SD's newest food truck.