Who among us will be able to forget the great sourdough craze of the first Covid Lockdown? How could you call yourself a real foodie if you weren't faffing around with starters and whatnot while confined to your home?
Up in Crouch End, one couple who spent the lockdown supplying sourdough out of their own kitchen to the local area are now parlaying their kitchen table business into a fully-fledged
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London's food and drink delivery scene has never been more innovative or interesting. We pick out some of the city's new delivery-only businesses you should know about.
If the onslaught of emosh Christmas ads has already got you sobbing into your laptop, then this story from a London pub may push you over the top.
The Duke of Cambridge organic pub in Islington is today launching an initiative to help StreetSmart - the UK charity for the homeless that normally gets its money from a donation added onto restaurant bills and whose funds have been decimated by the lockdown.
Searching for sourdough? On a quest for cakes? Or desperately seeking scones? We've rounded up bakers and bread makers all doing delivery across the city.
If Great British Bake Off's Japanese Week made you actually want to learn more about the country's authentic cakes, breads and pastries then here's where to find the best Japanese bakeries in London.
Fans of Singaporean patisserie Arôme, which popped up for a while in Soho, will be pleased to hear that the artisan bakery is about to get its first permanent spot.
They'll be opening next month in The Yards development in Covent Garden. The huge new 2,000 sq ft store on Mercer street will have a glass wall into its open kitchen, showing you the patisserie chefs at work.
On the menu you'll find their signature cakes
The great St John Bakery continues to very slowly expand across London, amazing doughnuts in tow.
The latest bakery of theirs is coming to London Bridge and will be supplied with baked goods from their main bakery in Bermondsey, just down the road. So you'll find the doughnuts there (and you can bulk order in advance) as well as their legendary Eccles cakes, chocolate brownies, pastries and plenty
Moving up from a trailer full of baked goods to a new bakery in East London, Sweet Nothing Bakehouse are setting up their cakes and treats in a new co-working building.
Updated 22/9/20 with a first look
We'd known for a while that the folk behind Jolene (and Primeur and Westerns Laundry) were planning to open a bakery - and now it's finally here. Big Jolene Bakery - to be known as Big Jo - has now opened and if you're in the Holloway/Hornsey Road area, this is going to be your go-to place for bread and more.
The space on Hornsey Road was an old refrigeration
Sometimes there is little better in life than toast a premise GAIL's have embraced as they launch two brand new toast offerings. First up there's the "on toast" menu which, is pretty much exactly as it sounds. That's:
Necessity is the mother of invention and, if needing to get your bread out to eager customers who can't make it to your actual bakery isn't a necessity, then we don't know what is.
That's why Dalston-based Dusty Knuckle have come up with this wheeze - the Breadmobile. Using an old milk float, they're currently touring North and East London during the week. From the Breadmobile they're selling everything from their amazing sourdough,
Have you been missing St John's amazing custard doughnuts? Or maybe there aren't enough Eccles cakes in your life right now? Well, the wait is nearly over as this week sees the return of the St John Bakery.
They're starting things off with the main bakery on Druid Street in Bermondsey and we're promised the return of fresh doughnuts, pastries, sourdoughs, raisin loaves, wine and more. Quoting Fergus
Another much-appreciated local bakery-cafe has reopened for business. This time it's the turn of Rye by the Water in Brentford, which is backed by The Dairy's Robin Gill and Dan Joines. Back in the bakery is head baker Janine Edwards and she's currently baking croissants, pain au chocolates, olive and gruyere bread twists and - of course - sourdough bread.
Like many other bakeries and cafes, they've also
Next up on the comeback trail is Paul, the French bakery with sites all across London. As of now, seven of their bakeries are open again in: Canary Wharf, Hampstead, Holland Park, South Kensington, Hammersmith, Marble Arch and Wimbledon, Three more join them on Monday - Chelsea, Earls Court and Islington.
The bakeries are open for both takeaway and delivery
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