The first Skinny Pancake was served on Wednesday evening of June 4, 2003. The owners, Jonny and Benjy Adler, had no experience, a cart made of wood scraps from their parents’ kitchen flooring, and a junked sailboat trailer that had been crudely outfitted into a flatbed.
Since then it has been a story of steady growth. 2005 saw the expansion of festival tours throughout New York and New England with our veggie-oil powered school bus ‘Sueno.’ With a deep commitment to serving local foods whenever possible, the Skinny Pancake was welcomed into the Vermont Fresh Network in 2006. Four years after the first creped served, we opened the doors to the first Skinny Pancake on Burlington’s waterfront.
In the years since then, The Skinny Pancake has experienced steady growth. In 2009, we swung open the doors to a “Mini Skinny” in the heart of our little capital, Montpelier. In 2013, The Skinny Pancake won the right to operate at The Burlington International Airport. As best we can tell, our BTV restaurants are the most locally-sourced foodservice operation in any airport in the USA. SFO declined a friendly request for an audit! ;-0
In 2015, we opened at The University of Vermont. In 2016, we opened up at the Stowe Mountain Resort. In 2018, we opened a location in Quechee, VT. In 2020, we opened in downtown Stowe. And in 2021, we proudly opened in downtown Albany, NY!
The Skinny Pancake continues to explore new opportunities in New York, VT, and the greater Northeast! In every location we operate, we strive to be a thread in the fabric of the community….more on that below!