Shoreditch residents and workers flip out over free pancakes

Chief Arek Bielecki, 37 cooks pancakes during a pancake festival

Chief Arek Bielecki, 37 cooks pancakes during a pancake festival - Credit: Archant

Passers-by were offered free pancakes as part of celebrations for Shrove Tuesday.

Hundreds of complimentary pancakes drizzled with a variety of tasty toppings were offered at food stalls and trucks in Phipp Street, Shoreditch, in a festival organised by Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Festival-goers were treated to expert cookery demonstrations and given other delicious goodies to take away throughout Tuesday.

Alex Sophos, of Shoreditch, said: “I had read that Lyle’s had renamed Phipp Streetas Flip Street for Pancake Day but I didn’t realise they were going to be giving away free pancakes all day. I flippin’ love Hackney.”