Pancakes are eaten all over the world, and in many forms. As one of mankind’s oldest prepared foods, you’ll find them in almost every cuisine in the world. From French crepes, American flapjacks and Dutch pannenkoeken to Ethopian injera, Mexican tortillas and Italian farinata. All these varieties have one common denominator: they’re flat. Plus, they’re very popular these days, the traditional feast before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Pancakes are eaten everywhere, any time and by everyone. The popularity of pancake restaurants proves that the pancake is back. Dive into these 5 concepts .
This funky restaurant with a mellow urban vibe serves American pancakes with a healthy twist. They use 100% organic wholegrain flour, don’t add sugar or salt and use only a tiny touch of butter. Will you opt for a sweet topping, with abundant fresh fruits, dates, peanut butter or chocolate? Or do you prefer a savoury pancake with cheddar, bacon and onion or salmon, dill and avocado?
After travelling through Taiwan, three friends wanted to bring the bubble tea trend to the Netherlands. They decided pancakes were the best food match to bubble tea. Nowadays, their restaurant Mr. Stacks in Amsterdam is a real hotspot for lunch. They serve highly instagrammable stacks of pancakes with all kinds of sweet and savoury toppings, most of them vegan. Like the Beetroot Hummus Stack with cashew nuts and roasted cherry tomatoes, or the Shakshuka Stack with poached eggs, feta and chickpeas.
Sweet and savoury pancakes are served at Crêpeaffaire’s locations in the UK, the Netherlands, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Their menu hosts a lot of different toppings, and they are continuously creating new recipes. However, you can add any ingredient that you like. Decide yourself if you prefer a super indulgent crepe or waffle, or rather a deliciously healthy, gluten-free galette made with organic buckwheat flour.
Pancakes Amsterdam is the place to be for traditional Dutch pancakes with a little twist, but they also serve American pancakes. Over the past decade, they’ve expanded to four locations in the Amsterdam city centre. All their pancakes are handmade and prepared with fresh, nutritious and locally sourced ingredients. Go there for a unique, fun and unconventional pancake experience.
The recipes of this French crêperie in the heart of Amsterdam are 100% Breton and prepared with artisanal products. They serve savoury galettes made from 100% gluten-free buckwheat flour, sweet crêpes and delicious desserts like Tarte Tatin and Kouign Amann. The flour comes from one of the last traditional French mills and is exclusively milled with a flint millstone.
A growing number of restaurants distinguish themselves by focusing on one key product. One dish, flavoured or decorated with a variety of toppings. In the above concepts, pancakes are the star of the show. Other concepts put desserts, raw vegan treats or doughnuts in the spotlight. Discover more!