The Pancake Underground was first opened as a food cart in Portland, Oregon in 2017 by two Virginia natives who found each other on the west coast and bonded over their love of creative breakfasts. What started as an off-hand joke about a sweet and savory pancake food cart between Christopher Kemp and Shenan Hahn when they first met each other quickly grew into a shared dream: to offer innovative, affordable comfort food and a welcoming community space.
After a successful run on the west coast, Christopher and Shenan decided to get back to their roots and re-open The Pancake Underground as a brick and mortar restaurant in their native Shenandoah Valley, where the abundance of farms and orchards makes it that much easier to source ingredients locally and produce food that is truly community-oriented.
Quality food comes from quality ingredients. We truly believe this, and as a small business, we also believe in supporting other small businesses who provide a quality product. It is our goal at The Pancake Underground to source as many of our ingredients from local providers as possible, in order to produce food that showcases the bounty of the Shenandoah Valley and strengthens our community of growers, harvesters, artisans, and producers. We strive to be a community-oriented space in every sense, from the food on your plate to the art on the walls. From the valley, for the valley. As such, we’d like to thank our local providers:
Richard’s Fruit Market (Middletown, VA)
West Oaks Farm (Winchester, VA)
Woodbine Farm (Lebanon Church, VA)
Route 11 Potato Chips (Mount Jackson, VA)
Gunter’s Honey (Berryville, VA)
Crabill’s Meats (Toms Brook, VA)
Broad Porch Coffee Co. (Harrisonburg, VA)
Chestnut Ridge Coffee (Harrisonburg, VA)
Black Dog Coffee (Shenandoah Junction, WV)
Diana Kreuger stained glass (Front Royal, VA)
Patrick Simmons art (Staunton, VA)
We are coming to 309 N. Massanutten Street in Strasburg this winter! Projected opening is February 2020.
Hours will be:
Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 8 AM – 3 PM