our story

The idea for Buttons began in 2002 during a backpacking trip to Italy. My best friend from high school, Heather and I went from hostel to hostel, taking in all the wonderful sights, smells and tastes!

During our first day in Rome, we stumbled upon an outdoor market, where an older woman behind a tiny stand, with a griddle and a big jar of Nutella changed our lives forever! We had no idea what we were eating at first, but two crepes later, we knew life would never be the same. The next day we made the four mile journey back for more, and from then on made it our mission to hunt down crepes anywhere else we went!

In fact, when we returned to the states, we started making them at home and telling anyone who would listen we had found the perfect food!