Whole wheat pancakes you will flip over

Photo by Valentina Silva

By Valentina Silva

I’m what you might call “whole grain obsessed.” It’s not that I don’t eat white bread — put a baguette in front of me or some sourdough, and I’ll eat more than my fair share – but for the most part, I like my grains unrefined.  And while I started my whole grain habit for the health benefits, over the years I’ve just come to plain old prefer their hearty texture and substance.  For instance, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a piece of well-made whole wheat bread is beyond satisfying taste-wise, and it keeps you full for eons.

This preference has even overcome my feelings about pancakes. Lately, a plain old buttermilk pancake just doesn’t have give me the same thrill as a whole grain one, but sadly they’re hard to come by.  Which is why I became unreasonably excited when I realized that Local in Silver Lake has not one, but three varieties of whole wheat pancakes—regular, banana walnut and apple pecan.  Hello, new brunch obsession!

After actually trying a short stack, my excitement turned to pure glee.  When I make whole wheat pancakes at home, they always (without fail) end up having a rubbery texture. But the Local version is unbelievably moist. The texture is fluffier than you’d expect and the flavor has a nice hint of vanilla. I think if you try them, you’ll love them.

Photo by Valentina Silva

And if you’re not sold, go for the French toast. It’s made with 100% not-whole-wheat brioche and pretty dreamy, too. Plus, they come with a healthy portion of fruit and yogurt.

Valentina Silva is a regular contributor writing about food and restaurants. You can also find Valentina’s reviews and stories on her new blog, Eastside Food Bites.

2943 W. Sunset, Silver Lake

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  1. I love local. Great food, good location, and an incredible wait staff. Seriously – some of the most awkwardly nice people I’ve had the pleasure of being served breakfast by.

    That said, I’ve never escaped with a bill of less than $18. You get every bit of your money, but honestly? Most of the time I don’t want to take 3/4 of my breakfast home with me.

    Smaller portions, smaller prices, and I’d be there every week.

  2. YES! Spot On. They have the BEST Whole wheat pancakes i’ve ever tasted. Totally worth the price for the shortstack combo, eggs and bacon, toast… So friggin good.

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