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Looking for the Best Pancakes in Winnipeg? And What Makes Pancakes So Good?

What Winnipegger doesn't love a big stack of fluffy, golden pancakes smothered in syrup and butter? Rooted in Canadian tradition and culture, it holds a special place in all of our pantries. Let’s Talk About Pancakes.

A Sals breakfast including Pancakes, sausages, eggs, and an orange slice

First and foremost, pancakes are incredibly versatile and can be combined with many different foods. Don't like syrup? No problem! Try them with some fresh fruit and whipped cream instead. Feeling a little wild? How about some bacon and cheddar cheese on top? No problem. People have even made pancakes with bacon cooked into them. The possibilities are endless, and that's what makes pancakes so exciting. Plus, they're not just for breakfast anymore. Pancakes make a great lunch or dinner, too!

Sals Pancakes with sausages, eggs, and an orange slice, taken at the Leila location

Best Pancakes in Winnipeg: The Pancake Comforting Factor

There's something about pancakes that just feels like a warm hug on a chilly Winnipeg morning. Maybe it's the soft, fluffy texture or the sweet(maybe savoury?), comforting taste. Or maybe it's the memories of childhood mornings spent at the kitchen table with your family. The best thing possibly about pancakes? You can enjoy them all day long. Check out the place with the best pancakes in Winnipeg, available all day long!

Sals Classic Pancakes with sausages

Let's Not Forget About Tradition

Pancakes have a rich history and cultural significance in Canada, where they have been enjoyed for centuries by Indigenous peoples and European settlers alike. Indigenous peoples in Canada have been making pancakes using traditional ingredients like wild rice, blueberries, and maple syrup for generations. Also known as "Anishinaabe fried bread" or "bannock", it was considered an important staple food.

European settlers also brought their own tradition of pancakes to Canada, with many early settlers noting the abundance of maple trees making it easy to get that maple syrup. This delicious combination has become a popular breakfast meal, and continues to be a staple in Canadian cuisine. Maple syrup is now widely recognized as a Canadian symbol, and it's a common practice to pour maple syrup on pancakes, or anything.

A plate of Sals pancakes, sausages, and eggs at the Regent location

Pancakes Played A Big role in Canadian Culture and History

In the 1800s, it was common for lumberjacks in the Canadian wilderness to make pancakes as a way to feed themselves during long days of work. They would often cook pancakes over an open fire, using a cast iron skillet. This tradition has been passed down and it's still common to see pancakes being served in logging camps and hunting lodges across Canada.

In addition, pancakes have been a popular menu item at school breakfasts and community events, where they are cooked up and served fresh as a way to raise money for local charities and community projects. Often with a side of bacon or sausage! "Pancake breakfasts" are a common and delicious fundraising event in many Canadian communities.

A plate of Sals Blueberry Pancakes with strips of bacon

Pancakes are more than just a breakfast food; they are a comfort, a tradition and a playful experience. Next time you're thinking about those little fluffy circles of joy, stop by one of our locations for some of the best pancakes in Winnipeg!


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