According to Wikipedia, the world first met the pancake around the time that Aristotle was making a name for himself. Though, in our recollection, pancakes first came to prominence at IHOP. Or, was it during Mickey Mouse's heyday? Look, the point is, regardless of when you were first introduced to pancakes, the quintessential breakfast food has evolved — for the better. Especially in L.A.
To celebrate this week's National Maple Syrup Day (yes, it's a real thing), we're rounding up the best pancakes currently being served in the city. From the tastiest stack of banana pancakes to a naturally bright-purple variation that we've been craving since we tried it, here are the 16 best pancakes in Los Angeles. Dig in!