Pancake day, first observed in 1445, is fast approaching. A version of this all-round sweet or savoury treat is available in almost every country across the world, proving that you can’t go wrong with pancakes. While they’re not hard to make at home, you could always take the opportunity to explore a new city and its pancakes offering. Here’s our top five pancake houses around the world: <br> <br>
<br> <br> In Paris, you can find pancakes literally everywhere, but it’s worth doing some research before going. There are countless crêperies on the Champs-Elysées, but their fare likely won’t be worth even the €4 you’ll be paying for them. <br> <br> For the real deal, head to one of the Breton creperies in the city. The Breizh Café in Marais, a popular area for tourists, is an outpost of a restaurant in Brittany, and brings authenticity to the city. With many options both savoury and sweet, this café offers a well-thought out menu using only high-quality ingredients. <br> <br>
<br> <br> The Netherlands may not be the first thing you think of when you think of pancakes, but Dutch pancakes are a popular alternative to crepes. Dutch pancakes tend to be slightly thicker than a traditional crepe, though not quite as thick as an American pancake. And if you’d like to eat a lot of them, the Pancake Cruise has got you covered. This 75-minute boat ride down the canals includes an all-you-can eat pancake buffet for only €27.50 per person. With a wide variety of both savoury and sweet toppings, you’ll likely fill up on pancakes well before you run out of time. <br> <br>
New York, America
<br> <br> If you prefer American-style pancakes, there are millions of options across America – and many of them would tell you that they’ve got the best ones! Truth is, there are so many options that it’s hard to go wrong. But one option that may appeal to Seinfeld fans is the original Tom’s Diner – yes, it’s still there, and while many stop outside for a picture, true connoisseurs know that stopping in for some food is well worth it! While they serve many traditional American breakfast and lunch options, their pancakes top the list for most popular dishes. <br> <br>
<br> <br> For even fluffier, souffle-like pancakes, head to Tokyo, Japan. Exploding in popularity over the past few years, the Japanese style pancakes are inspired by American-style ones, but made of a light, whipped batter. Gram Premium in the Daikanyama district are responsible for kicking the craze off and consistently attract a big queue – get here early for a chance to try both the sweet and the savoury options! <br> <br>
<br> <br> And if you’d prefer to stay closer to home, Where the Pancakes Are in London serves delicious pancakes with a wide variety of toppings year round. For pancake day, they are going all out and setting up a pop-up pancake parlour at Flat Iron Square where customers will have a chance to sample the extensive menu. They’re also hosting three-legged pancake races, and serving a special Pancake day edition pancake, with blackberry compote, chocolate and popping candy – an unmissable treat! <br> <br>
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