Pancake Day is nearly upon us, a time of year when you can dessert every meal of the day and not be judged! This year it falls on the 13th February, just before Valentine’s and Dinky’s 2nd birthday. You can find my recipe for vegan pancakes here, should you fancy whipping some up for yourself at home. For those of us who are too lazy to cook or want to leave it up to the professionals, however, we’ve created a round-up of where you can find a dairy and egg free pancake in and around the Toon. Enjoy!
The Central Bar, Gateshead
Serving up a range of sweet and savoury options, you’ll be able to enjoy a pint with pancake this Shrove Tuesday in Gateshead’s best boozer.
Grumpy Panda, Gateshead
American-style pancakes topped with fake bacon and maple syrup should be top of everyone’s list to enjoy this Pancake Day. No doubt the Grumpy Panda gang will come up with a weekly special to celebrate this, and we can’t wait to try it out.
La Petite Creperie, Grainger Market
France’s finest crepe spinner Julien has told me he’s working on something special to serve up to his vegan customers, so watch this space! With Biscoff, maple syrup and a host of other SFV toppings already on the menu for his buckwheat galettes, we’ll not be short of options this Pancake Day.
Monsieur Crepe, Heaton
We were quite surprised to learn that Monsieur Crepe offered a dairy and gluten-free batter at its Heaton cafe. We will be posting a full review soon, but for now here’s a sneaky peek of the sweet and savoury vegan options available.
The Pancake Cafe, Durham
We couldn’t write a post all about pancakes and not include The Pancake Cafe, nestled up a cobbled bank in Durham’s picturesque city centre. Obviously a bit far from the Toon, but who can resist this quaint little Definitely worth a visit but be aware, there aren’t many tables available. Vegan options are available, as well as soya milk for your cuppa. You can read about our previous visit here.
Crepeaffaire, Intu Eldon Square
Not top of my list of places to visit when we have LPC not far away in the Grainger Market, to be honest, but I feel compelled to mention that this chain has vegan options available. Prices are on the steep side, especially as you are charged extra for the dairy/egg-free batter before you even begin. Some argue that at least they are accommodating, but I find it a bit rich to be charged extra before I even order on account of being vegan. When independents don’t charge I really can’t understand why a chain has to. Economies of scale, surely?
Thanks for reading,