Happy International Pancake Day!
Its official! Today is the day we can have a tall stack of pancakes with no guilt. In fact, its encouraged! If you’re wondering where to get your flapjacks for the day, we’ve listed some of Detroit’s most unique and classically delicious pancakes around the Metro area. From Baklava Pancakes to Banana Nut to Sweet Potato (classic and vegan) we’ve got you covered.
1. Hudson Cafe
Hudson Cafe’s mission is to provide delicious food to a community it loves, whether that be by preparing classics just right or innovative versions of classics. You’re here for pancakes, so let’s see what type Hudson is cooking. Original Buttermilk is a staple of theirs, but they’re also whipping up Oreo pancakes, Red Velvet, Chunky Monkey (which is banana, white chocolate, and caramel) or Cinnabon pancakes with cream cheese frosting. Hudson Cafe is also doing outdoor dining in style, so come and get a short stack under a covered patio.
Where: 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
There are a lot of reasons to come to Sweet Potato Sensations, from the home-cooked food and homey environment, but for International Pancake Day, you’re going to want to try their Sweet Potato Pancakes accompanied by delicious, golden fried chicken wings, turkey sausage patties, fried turkey chops, or salmon croquettes. The choice is yours.
Where: 17337 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219
3. Grey Ghost
Grey Ghost has got a unique take on pancakes on their Brunch Menu, and we’re dying to try it. Come and check out their Baklava Pancakes, a take on the classic Greek dessert. These pancakes come with pistachio, honey, and phyllo just like the classic dessert, and according to the photo above, they look like they’re drenched in a honey syrup.
Where: 47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201
Avalon’s various locations are each serving their own flavors of pancakes. Ann Arbor’s got a Blueberry Quinoa Pancake topped with lemon crema, granola topping, and a drizzle of rich maple syrup. Their Woodward location has got Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with specialty Michigan Maple Syrup, fresh berries, butter, and dusted with powdered sugar. Both sounds equally delicious.
Where: 1049 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
The Pantry Restaurant and Deli has been a Detroit community staple since 1978, so they’ve had quite a long time to perfect their breakfast recipes. They specialize in waffles, crepes, speciality breakfast goodies like Dutch Babies, and of course pancakes. Try their homemade potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce or go sweeter with a Fresh Georgia Peach pancake. They’ve also got the Silver Dollar pancake, which are those huge 10 dollar sized pancakes. Pancake day seems a good of a day as ever to order one, don’t you think?
Where: 34220 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
With a name like Original Pancake House, you’d probably guess they would make it on this list. Original Pancake House has a pancake for seemingly every type of pancake eater out there. Hawaiian Pancakes are stuffed with pineapple and topped with tropical syrup and sugar. Their Swedish pancakes are authentically crafted and topped with lingonberries. and whipped butter. Their Coconut Pancakes have, you guessed it, toasted coconut and syrup. And that’s just to name a few.
Where: 33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
You can order pick up from this delightful vegan eatery, and you’ll want to for the pancakes alone. The pancakes are, of course, vegan, like everything else. They offer a stack of Sweet Potato Pancakes topped with walnuts, cinnamon, and thick, rich maple syrup. And you wouldn’t even know it’s vegan.
Where: 8029 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214
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