The time has come again for one of the most important events of the year… Pancake Day!! Whether you prefer your pancakes sweet or savoury, make sure to make the most of this Pancake Day and enjoy all the treats you can! This year, Shrove Tuesday falls on Tuesday the 13th of February which, for a lot of our Lancaster University students (and our University of Cumbria students), means you may be in classes that day! Whether you’re up on Campus, doing online classes at home, or on a day off, here at Escape Campus we’ve put together everything you need to know to make the most of Pancake Day!
Spending Pancake Day in your Lancaster student home?
For those of you who have a rare day off University, or are working from home, don’t worry, you can still enjoy Shrove Tuesday! If you’re feeling confident enough, why not make pancakes for you and your housemates in your student home? Pancakes are one of the basic recipes you can follow, plus they’re so easy to customise to each person’s taste.
BBC Good Food has a really easy and simple recipe for making pancakes that even the most unsure person in the kitchen can follow. Don’t fancy the hassle of making your own pancake batter? Try buying a premade pancake mix so that all you need to do is add water and flip away! Lancaster town centre shouldn’t be too far from your off-campus student accommodation and is home to several supermarkets where you can buy your pancake mix and toppings.
Luckily for our Lancaster students, whether you’re making pancakes from scratch or using the premade batter, pancakes are such an inexpensive but tasty treat to make! Especially when sharing the cost between your entire student household.
Eating out in Lancaster town centre?
Don’t fancy making pancakes yourself? Don’t worry about it- there are plenty of places in Lancaster town centre that serve pancakes all year round! Galico Lounge and The Herbarium are located right in the town centre and serve something to suit everyone’s palette and dietary requirements. If you fancy travelling further afield, the Wallings Pudding House is a popular spot that everyone enjoys! It is a short drive from your student home, but if you can get there it is well worth a visit.
For those of you living in off-campus student accommodation in Lancaster town centre, why not head up to campus as Lancaster University is offering out free pancakes depending on your college. There will be plenty of different toppings, including a vegan option, just check the Lancaster University website for more information!
Keep your eyes peeled for the Crepe Van on Market Square
If you’re familiar with Lancaster town centre, then we’re sure you’ve seen the Crepe van that appears on market days (Saturdays and Wednesdays). Serving hot, fresh crepes of both the savoury and sweet variety, if you can spot him on Shrove Tuesday, then we would definitely recommend treating yourself!