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
In the past few weeks, we've seen more and more restaurants, cafes and bakeries open all over town, offering delivery for the first time. But every so often there's something that you really want but you just happen to be outside the delivery zone. Well, if a Cronut is what you crave, then Dominique Ansel Bakery is here to help.
For the Easter weekend, they're extending delivery to a much wider
Searching for sourdough? On a quest for gelato? Or desperately seeking scones? We've rounded up bakers, ice-cream purveyors and bread makers all doing delivery across the city.
The restaurant formerly known as Kyseri is now Oklava Bakery + Wine - and we think Fitzrovia residents and workers are going to find this new incarnation to their taste.
Lovers of desserts and pastries get ready - a white-hot bakery pop up is about to kick off at Old Street. PUFF will be a weekly pop up taking over at PASSO by Old Street roundabout for four Sundays in a row, kicking off next weekend.
But what totally elevates this pop-up from any others is the quality of the folk behind it. The dynamic duo are Ravneet Gill - whose CV includes St. JOHN, Lewellyn, Black Axe Mangal
They sprang to instant fame when they created the wedding cake for Harry and Meghan and now Violet are about to open a new wine bar in Hackney - tentatively called Violet Corner (after The Corner building that it's in) -
Fans of Cutter and Squidge - best known for their biskies (a cake/cookie sandwich concoction) - can rejoice as they're about to get another location - this time as a pop-up in Victoria. Already set up in The City and Soho, they're now heading to
St John are bringing their famous doughnuts and madeleines to the Fora workspace spot in Borough
Over in Dalston, the folks at bakers Dusty Knuckle have had a busy old week. Three days they said goodbye to their old bread oven, installed a new one, plus they've spent this month making their own wood fired oven.
What all that means to you is the return of Dusty Knuckle's Pizza Nights. So, every Friday and Saturday evening this summer they'll be serving up their own pizzas along with dough balls, green salads, olives and carafes of wine and prosecco along
Expect all the carbs at Pophams Bakery's new Richmond Road space - with the open kitchen turning out viennoiserie by day and pasta by night.
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