Shrove Tuesday has really crepe-d up on us this year and if you don’t fancy attempting pancake flips, there are so many great places to celebrate Pancake Day in Yorkshire. Across the county you can get fluffy American style pancakes to crepes to Dutch pancakes and we’ve got the low down on how to have a flipping good Yorkshire Pancake Day.
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Where to go for your Yorkshire Pancake Day
Visit Double Dutch whilst wandering through the centre of York. This pancake house might be small and cosy but their dishes will transport you to the Netherlands. Their Amsterdammer pancakes come with bacon, apple, and syrup. However, if you don’t fancy that there are loads of options with international inspiration, from Spanish chorizo, Mexican chicken, Italy to Greece. What’s more, you can even create your own from their extensive list of toppings and for those with dietary requirements there are options for vegan and gluten free diets.
Inspired by American pancakes and Norwegian waffles, The Cabin is a timber clad, relaxed brunch destination in Sheffield City Centre. Their prices are wallet friendly with two pancakes for £3.95 and waffles from £4.50. Improve your selection with the choice between savoury and sweet toppings. Alternatively, check out their specials like the vegan banana bread pancakes and pizza waffles. If you’re up to the challenge, take on their Pikes Peak Pancake challenge with 12 pancakes and 3 double toppings.
This Queen’s Arcade café offers delicious buttermilk pancakes with unique toppings. If you have a sweet tooth you’ll love the strawberry pancakes with poached strawberries, white chocolate and pistachios. If you love savoury food – the bacon pancakes are perfect for you.
This classically French bistro and creperie offers a range of crepes from simple sugar and lemon to oranges with brown sugar and orange liqueur. All their crepes can be made gluten free so everyone can enjoy their unique flavours.
If you don’t have much time but still want to celebrate Pancake Day, pick up a ‘Krep’. Krep is located just outside Jorvik and created by two best friends. They specialise in galettes, a type of crepe made from buckwheat and characterised by its deep brown, crispy appearance. Veggies would love their Truffle galette, with mushrooms, truffles, local cheddar, eggs and mayo whilst meat lovers should check out their slow cooked pork collar or chicken roast crepes.
This pancake house is a local favourite with delicious, cheap pancakes and friendly service. They offer a range of sweet and savoury options including apple crumble, cheese feast, chicken supreme and the Blinok special, a pancake filled with Oreos, ice cream, Nutella and your choice of bananas and strawberries.
Pooky’s offers three stellar buttermilk pancake options: banoffee, maple bacon and peach pecan. Made with locally sourced ingredients, the pancakes are thick and stacked high, so Pooky’s is a great spot if you don’t want to venture into the hustle and bustle of Leeds City centre.
If you’re looking for Instagram worthy pancakes, If is just the place for you. Choose from Nutella, berries or Biscoff and more all beautifully arranged and topped with edible flowers. Served all day, everyday from their three Leeds venues, visit If for great coffee and pancakes.
As the name suggests, the Greasy Pig is cheat day heaven with big portions and high stacks of buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberries and maple syrup. The Headingley based café also offers super stacker breakfast muffins, ‘Super Yankee’ American breakfasts and the ‘Paralyser’ a huge cooked breakfast which wouldn’t just give you a food baby but food triplets.
The brunch club offers a range of filled pancakes from blueberry to banana and Nutella. Prices start at just £2.95 for maple pancakes for a wallet friendly option. They even include their pancakes in their breakfasts for a hearty brunch.
Found in an unassuming ex-industrial area of Sheffield near the train station, you wouldn’t expect Birdhouse to offer up the exciting and unique range of food and drink that it has in it’s roster. The pancakes offered are sweet and fruity with rhubarb and apple crumble or chocolatey and moreish with their hazelnut mocha stack on the menu. This year, their pancake day specials include vegan hoisin duck and fried chicken.