In recent years, London has come into the foreground of the foodie scene. Instagram worthy bakeries are popping up all over town, serving everything from French classics to trendy hybrid foods like the cronut. Here’s a pick of London’s 5 best bakeries to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Rinkoffs Bakery has been all over social media recently for two main reasons. Firstly, their whimsical rainbow bagel, and secondly, their croughdoughs (their take on NYC’s favourite croughnut). Head over to east London for a morning treat before exploring the cool neighbourhood of Shoreditch.
Crosstown Doughnuts have quickly become a firm favourite for the London foodie. With various outposts across the city, the bakery serves up classic doughnuts and more adventurous options, such as the oh-so-delicious peanut butter and berry. Check it out for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Violet Cakes, located in Hackney, is run by a former LA based pastry chef. The bakery focusses on produce that is in season, for example, using flavours like elderflower and rhubarb in the spring. The cakes are also very instagram friendly, which is largely due to owner Claire Ptak’s work as food stylist.
Although not strictly a bakery, Fatties Bakery runs a weekly stall at Druid Street Market every Saturday. With a focus on salted caramel, Fatties’ food is decadent and delicious. Make sure to check out the invitingly named salted caramel peanut butter.
Signorelli is an Italian pasticceria located in Queen Elizabeth Park. With a range of sweet treats and classic Italian pastries, Signorelli is a popular spot. Head over for the Italian high tea and finish your meal with some authentic Italian coffee.