TODAY IS A GOOD DAY.
Not only is it a gloriously sunny day here in London but (in case you hadn’t heard already) it’s also Pancake Day!
The day of pancakes.
The day where I can eat ALL the pancakes and ain’t nobody gonna judge me.
Not even my poor gluten-dodging belly.
Because, ladies and gentlemen, I have officially found the BEST gluten-free pancakes in London.
Let me introduce you to: Where The Pancakes Are.
The Where The Pancakes Are is actually a pop-up, currently based at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston.
They were holding an opening/taster event on Wednesday, and Erica spotted their ad on Frugl: a nifty little app recommending free/cheap things to do in the city.
Everyone was invited to come along and have a taste of the menu…
So that’s what we did!
Because free pancakes are the best pancakes.
The pop-up is only open until this Sunday (22nd), but do not despair!
If you can’t get down there this week, it’s OK. Because I’ve discovered that they’re actually opening a restaurant this Summer!
This news of a permanent residence is all kind of exciting because YOU GUYS.
These pancakes are amazing.
Made from buttermilk and buckwheat, they’re incredibly light, fluffy, ACTUALLY nutritious and (here’s the best bit!) completely gluten-free.
On arrival we joined the queue and were handed glasses of hot mulled cider (me) and cold fruity cider (Erica), as well as a selection of teeny-tiny canape-like pancakes to keep us going:
Sour cream, smoked salmon, chopped chives and grated lemon zest.
Avocado and tomato with coriander and preserved lemons.
Poached kumquats with blood orange cointreau cream (these were diviiiiine)
THE MAIN EVENT.
For our “proper” pancakes, we both went for the sweet berry topping but Erica topped hers with maple/agave syrup, while I went for the elderflower syrup.
We both agreed that the elderflower trumped the maple by about one million percent.
It’s light and fruity, but sweet at the same time.
Seeeeeriously good. (so good it even made my 10 Good Things for this week!)
I would definitely have bought a bottle of this to keep at home and eat with…well… anything, to be honest.
The dollop of lemon yoghurt-cream was fab as well, really thick and full of flavour.
A stack of these pancakes will only set you back £4.50 (I think), so it’s definitely worth getting your butt down to Haggerston to try them out before they disappear on Sunday.
Bonus points if you manage to get there today.
BECAUSE PANCAKE DAY.
PS. Read Erica’s write-up of the event HERE! (the top photo is hers)
(Please excuse the photo quality. This was an impromptu trip so all I had with me was my iPhone. And you know what they say: no lighty, no likey!) #TakeMeOutpuns
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