You’d be forgiven for nearly forgetting Shrove Tuesday this year; we know we all have one or two other things on our minds. Luckily there’s a few last minute options around town if you’re in need of a saviour for Tuesday’s pancake party…
Boutique catering company Just a Hangry Girl started as a blog from a university bedroom and is now taking London by storm. Founder Sasha can deliver a box full to the brim with three types of pancakes - American, crêpe and mini Scotch - along with spreads and toppings including fresh berries, lemon wedges and sugar, maple syrup, mini Nutella pots, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, Lotus and Oreo cookie crumble and hundreds and thousands. That’s quite the feast. The box starts from £60 and feeds 4-6. Available to order for delivery or collection from N7 at www.justahangrygirl.com.
It might not be open for boozing, but Liverpool Street’s favourite café Polo Bar has created a series of specials to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, including apple pie and custard pancakes and banoffee and lotus biscuit two-ways, alongside fir favourites including the OG cookies and cream. Available for delivery via Deliveroo and Uber Eats as well as click and collect from Polo Bar. www.polo24hourbar.co.uk
Crêpe Affaire has two kits, one featuring ready-made pancakes and the other a DIY kit featuring a 250g luxury crêpe & pancake mix (makes approx. 10 crêpes, just add water!) for baking at home, with Nutella, strawberry & toffee sauces, as well as sprinkles, marshmallows and Oreo pieces. Place your order by 11am Monday for delivery in time for Pancake Day. Order from www.crepeaffaire.com.
Creams Café, has an amazing range of indulgent crepes available for nationwide delivery via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat, with examples including the ridiculously frivolous sounding Red Velvet Burrito £8.95 (red velvet cake with white chocolate sauce and white chocolate shavings, rolled in a hot fresh crepe and a hot berry compote) and Crepe of Bueno (white hazelnut spread, milk or white Kinder Bueno, white chocolate shavings, a scoop of Creams Bueno Gelato and topped with a Creams wafer). Order at www.creamscafe.com.
Caterers Jimmy Garcia have two kit options. Choose from pre-made American style fluffy pancakes with toppings including caramelised pecans, banana chips, candied streaky bacon, maple syrup, vanilla creme and Nutella or the Ultimate Crêpe Package with a dry mix ready to make light French style crêpes at home. Both available to order from www.citypantry.com.
Award-winning chef Mark Greenaway in collaboration with The James St Collective will be creating a mind-blowingly delicious, one-off pancake for delivery across London. Available for order via Deliveroo. Topped with whipped crème fraîche and toffee apple, and available for delivery via Deliveroo until Sunday 21st February, Mark’s pancakes are sure to be the talk of the town among all pancake-lovers.