“on a mission to change the world by healthier food”
Local. Really. The Skinny Pancake is on a mission to change the world by building a safer, healthier and more delicious food shed while creating everyday enjoyment that is fun and affordable. Please join us.Here at the Skinny Pancake, we have an unwavering commitment to “the double bottom line”: there is no profit without purpose, and no purpose without profit. Since co-owners and brothers Jonny and Benjy Adler served the first crepe during Burlington’s Jazzfest in June 2003, we set out to “walk the walk” rather than just “talk the talk” of the local food movement. We love Vermont and want to share its bounty with friendly service in an authentic and fun atmosphere, but we have something on top of that to prove: you CAN eat local food every day. Restaurants CAN get their food from the farmers and food producers nearby, rather than from giant agribusinesses, sometimes on other continents. Special occasion restaurants do this now, offering a haute-couture farm-to-table experience. We strive to do it at a price that can be adopted into our everyday lives.To us, eating local isn’t simply including a gourmet VT food product in every crepe, it’s constructing everything we do to be as local and sustainable as possible while still running a healthy business that brings people together to enjoy great food, music and merriment in our community.In 2006, still with only the original cart on Church St in Burlington, the Skinny Pancake became the smallest business to join the Vermont Fresh Network. Six years later, were the largest business in the state of Vermont to join 1% For the Planet, committing 1% of our revenue toward non-profit organizations that directly benefit the local foodshed. Today, all of our meats are local. Vermont cheeses and vegetables dominate our menu. Each winter we forecast our food needs and commit to growing contracts with local farmers. Each summer, we buy up local berries and veggies, freezing them to be used during the long winter. As of our annual local food audit last September, we found that 68.6% of our purchases went to local farmers and food producers, the highest of any restaurant of our kind in Vermont.All along, we remain committed to doing good by doing good business. Good business for us means providing you, your friends, and your family a delicious, fun, local, and original Vermont experience. We love what we do, we are a close group of friends committed to providing you fast and friendly service, and we look forward to serving you!
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