When is a pancake not just a pancake? When it’s dished up as part of the Calgary Stampede’s epic annual roster of Pancake Breakfasts is when.
So how can a pancake breakfast stand out from the crowd? It’s possible, when you serve it up with a twist. If you are one or more of the following, take note: Vegan, a dog owner, creative, health-conscious, a Caesar lover, tired of pancakes.
Here are eight unique pancake breakfasts to check out during the 2017 Calgary Stampede.
1. Raw Canvas
You’re the driver for this pancake breakfast, because you’re bringing your most creative pancake design. They’ll make the pancake, aka your canvas, and then you put toppings on it. The best pancake created wins a free class to Raw Canvas’ black light event, or cooking class.
When: July 7, 7 to 11 am
Where: Raw Canvas – 1130 Kensington Road
2. Wendy T’s Gluten Free Stampede Pancake Breakfast
The name says it all. If you can’t eat gluten and all these pancake breakfasts are driving you nuts, this is the one for you. Sponsors include Kinnikinnick Foods, Spolumbo’s, Judy G, and Community Natural Foods.
When: July 8, 9 to 11 am
Where: Marda Loop Community Hall – 3130 – 16th Street SW
3. Get Stacked: Vegan Pancake Breakfast
No meat or dairy here! The Get Stacked Vegan Pancake Breakfast is the first of its kind. VegFest Calgary is partnering with CalgaryVegan & Calgary Animal Rights Effort and they want to prove animal-free pancake breakfasts are the way to go.
When: July 8, 9 to 11 am
Where: The Bridgeland Riverside Community Association – 917 Centre Avenue NE
4. 21st Annual Ismaili Muslim Stampede Breakfast
A Stampede breakfast with some East African flair is bound to intrigue! Enjoy a unique menu with traditional barazi (pigeon peas/gungo peas cooked in coconut milk) and fan favorites scrambled eggs and pancakes. There will also be live entertainment, some “midway” games for the kids and see an award winning Stampede Parade float.
When: Saturday, July 8 from 7:30 to 11 am
Where: The Ismaili Muslim Jamatkhana and Centre – 1128 45th Avenue NE
5. 5th Annual Puppy Pancake Day
Pancake Breakfasts have gone to the dogs! This is the one for your four-legged friend. Pet Store & Bakery’s Bowness store is hosting a Puppy Pancake Brunch for dogs.
When: July 9 from Noon to 5 pm
Where: Bon A Pet Treat! – 5111 Bowness Road NW
6. Stampede with the Pig and Duke
You’ve got pancakes, sure, but you also have bacon. But the reason this one stands out is that they’ll have a Caesar bar and beer casks. Donations for Give A Mile are graciously accepted.
When: July 10, 11, and 12 at 8 am
Where: 1312 12 Avenue SW
7. Amber Approved Stampede Breakfast 2017
This fundraiser breakfast is for those who don’t mind forking out the bucks, and who prefer to grub on healthy eats. The Amber Approved Stampede Breakfast supports Meals on Wheels, and tickets are $50.
When: July 12, 7 to 10 am
Where: Hotel Arts – 119 12th Avenue SW
8. Italian Style Stampede Breakfast
Move over flapjacks. It’s time for Stampede Breakfast, Italian Style. The Spice Chica will have sample-sized servings of their Bacon Maple Gnocchi for breakfast.
When: July 12, 8 to 11 am
Where: The Spice Chica – 1130 Kensington Road NW
9. Best of the East Stampede Breakfast
While you can find traditional Stampede Breakfast eats here like pancakes and ham, you can also find samplings of foods from around the globe.
When: July 13, 8:30 to 11 am
Where: Unity Park – 3111 17 Avenue SE