Who doesn’t like pancakes? Pancake Tuesday, or, more traditionally knows Shrove Tuesday falls on February 28th in 2017 and we are excited already! Traditionally, pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. The liturgical fasting emphasized eating plainer food and refraining from food that would give pleasure: in many cultures, this means no meat, dairy products, or eggs. In Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland the day is also known as “Pancake Day” as it is a common custom to eat pancakes as a meal.
We think it is acceptable to eat Pancakes as a meal any time of the year, really. As because of that, we have bough a pancake machine for our Galway Hostel! Making delicious pancakes each and every morning, for you to top them with your favorite jams or spreads.
In both of our hostels we will have special Pancake breakfast to mark the day on Pancake Tuesday. Not that we need an excuse to gorge on Nutella. But did you know, in Ireland, crepe pancakes are often served with sugar and lemon? Make sure to try it, it’s (surprisingly) really good!
if you want to make a day of it, rather than just having pancakes for breakfast, we suggest you try these awesome places:
Best pancakes in Dublin
Sweet Republic, located on Bachelors Walk (meaning you will only have to walk 3 minutes to get back to your bed after sugar induced coma) is a must-try, for pancakes and more. Like, just look at this!
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Or, where better to go than to the place actually making pancakes – creperia Lemon & co is not far from our Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel either, you will find it on Fitzwilliam Street, and can stuff your month with all sorts of pancakes, sweet and savory.
Best Pancakes in Galway
The absolute staff favorite is The Kitchen in Galway Museum, less than 3 minute walk from our Galway hostel. Famous for more than pancakes, this place should be on your must-do foodie list already.
Or you could try Tribeton, awesome urban designed space for food and going out, winner of the bar of the year to boot. You’ll find anything from coffee to breakfast, lunch, dinner and scrumptious cocktails there. They have over 90 kinds of gin so you might stay a bit longer to enjoy everything on offer…
Finally, wonder just few houses up from our Galway Hostel on the Shop Street and you will see 56 Central, lovely place awesome for pancakes and much much more.