Over the course of the various lockdowns, we've had some interesting deliveries, innovative meal kit ideas and quality collaborations. But honestly this might be the best yet.
Black Axe Mangal hasn't opened at all since the very first lockdown - so far their only appearing has been with a pie. So
Been missing Flesh & Buns signature baos? Well an easy new home kit helps you make them in your own kitchen.
Now THAT's a snack that we'd happily pop over to Canary Wharf just to get our hands on it. This is the Brunch Bun from Yum Bun, which they're touting as "the capital’s FIRST EVER brunch-inspired bao".
As for what it is - that's "lightly toasted bao with a slice of gouda, stuffed with either shredded ham hock or Portobello mushrooms, topped with a crispy breadcrumbed soft boiled egg and a squeeze of mustard mayo". Frankly,
Popular Brighton street food folk Baby Bao have opened their first standalone restaurant on London's Haymarket serving up what they hope will be a winning mixture of bao and beer.
Istanbul bao purveyors BunCo are bringing their take on the bao craze to London, promising non-traditional fillings.
From the people behind another Taiwanese Tooting success, Mr Bao, comes the next restaurant Daddy Bao - with bao buns aplenty.
Ever wanted to work your way through the entire set of baos at Bao but thought it was maybe a little too much? Well now you can have the lot, all miniaturised into the new Mini Bao Set.
All five baos are on the mini set - so that's the Classic, slow braised pork, peanut powder, shredded coriander & fermented greens, the Confit Pork, Cod Black, Daikon and a new one to the list - the Beef Short Rib bao - slow cooked beef
Updated with opening date
Soho’s Greek Street, already so rich with options, is to set to be the home of another tempting eatery, this time in the form of steamed buns and pickle cafe Bun House. Hot on the heels of the wave of steamed bun openings in London, the new takeaway street diner will be providing traditional, Canton-style bao with Chinese pickles made in house, plus sides like their prickly
In a nutshell: Steamed Asian buns with Western-fusion flavours
Summing it all up: A new restaurant with a self-service kiosk will be dishing out Asian-style steamed buns, as well as some more Western fillings like vegetarian curry and even a full English.
Nest up at Herne' Hill's Lido Cafe are streetfood stars Le Bao - and they've got some great sounding steamed buns to offer at the poolside cafe (with weather than you might actually consider a dip too):