10 Doughnuts You Must Eat in London

Everybody loves a doughnut, right? Whether you’re into your simple grab and go jam , or one that involves a bit of DIY (you’ll find out soon), London has some epic ones on offer. We’re not talking cronuts or duffins this time (you can see that list here), but a good old, straight forward, simple nut… Read More »

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Everybody loves a doughnut, right? Whether you’re into your simple grab and go jam , or one that involves a bit of DIY (you’ll find out soon), London has some epic ones on offer. We’re not talking cronuts or duffins this time (you can see that list here), but a good old, straight forward, simple nut of dough; and here are 10 you must add to your list.

1. Bread Ahead Bakery, Borough Market

Possibly THE most photographed doughnuts in all of London, Bread Ahead Bakery takes pride of place in top foodie haunt Borough Market. Stuffed with filling and bursting at the seams, their flavours include vanilla (yum), chocolate (oh my) or honeycomb with a big piece sticking right out of the top. No wonder they’re on most people’s to-do list in London.

Bread Ahead - 10 Doughnuts You Must Eat In LondonBorough Market, Cathedral St, London SE1 9DE, www.breadahead.com


2. You Doughnut, Dinerama

You Doughnut are the bite size doughnuts people with BIG flavor. The doughnuts are freshly cooked to order and you can choose from toppings like oreo cheesecake, toasted smores or a simple cinnamon sugar with caramel sauce. There bite size too so practically calorie void. (Keep dreaming). They’re a permanent fixture at food market Dinerama so whatever you get for savoury get these for sweet.

You Doughnut - 10 Doughnuts You Must Eat In London19 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ, www.streetfeast.com


3. St Johns Bread and Wine, Spitalfields

A St Johns Doughnut is a thing of beauty. Soft, sugary outside and packed with vanilla custard inside; it doesn’t get must better than this. They’re sold at a beautiful restaurant mostly famous for their bacon sarnies, so a bit of advice would be to get one of those for your main and this for breakfast dessert. That’s one epic start to the day.

St Johns Bread and Wine - 10 Doughnuts You Must Eat In London94-96 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ, www.stjohngroup.uk.com


4. Cookies and Scream, Holloway Road

Cookies and Scream are a completely vegan and gluten free bakery in North London, and this is their doughnut ice-cream sandwich. Okay, if your not either of those things and you’ve eaten a regular doughnut before, your probably going to recognise the difference. That said, getting a good sweet treat for those who are free from can be a challenge, and your sure to be very happy with this one.

Cookies and Scream - 10 Doughnuts You Must Eat In London130 Holloway Rd, Highbury East, London N7 8JE www.cookiesandscream.com


5. Karma Bread, Hampstead

This family run bakery in Hampstead specialises in THE most beautiful handmade Jewish challah bread. While the hedgehog is probably the cutest thing on the menu, the doughnuts have got to be near the top too. Big, fat and fluffy, they most certainly don’t skimp on their filling. Flavours like banana cream, raspberry, and an UH MAZE ING apple pie. If you’re a fan of the dessert, then this doughnut is a game changer. Video of these babies on my Instagram!


13 S End Rd, Hampstead, London NW3 2PT www.karmabread.co.uk


6. Dum Dum Doughnuts, Shoreditch

They say the classics are always the best, and Dum Dums have hit the nail on the head. Their raspberry jam version is doused in a  thick layer of icing sugar and bursting with the sweet stuff. All their doughnuts are baked not fried, and if you’re a bit more adventurous they do a mean creme brulee or even the famous crone (a doughnut cone like an ice-cream!) Found at super trendy places lke Box Park in Shoreditch and Brixton Village, they are the only doughnut brand to supply Harrods (fancy!) Napkins are a must and the video below will show you why!

43 Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London E1 6PU www.dumdums.co.uk


7. Cabana Brazilian, Seven Dials

These little ‘raindrop’ doughnuts from Brazilian restaurant Cabana are the stuff Nutella lovers dreams are made. Not only are they covered in the stuff, but bite into each squidgy, chewy, stodgy (in a good way) deep-fried ball and Nutella oozes out of the centre too. Double whammy! It’s like an Italian/Brazilian marriage made in heaven. Plus, they sound more exotic if you order them by their real name ‘Bolinhos De Chuva’.


7 Central St Giles Piazza, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8AB, www.cabana-brasil.com


8. Doughnut Stand, Camden Market

This is what doughnut heaven must look like. Walk up to the entrance of Camden Market and you’ll see this stand staring you in the face. You’ve got everything from cream filled logs, doughnut twists and rainbow sprinkles. There is literally something for everyone, so which one would you choose?

Camden Market - 10 Doughnuts You Must Eat In LondonCamden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AL, wwww.camdenmarket.com


9. Crosstown Doughnuts, Soho

Made with a hybrid sourdough mix, Crosstown’s doughnuts are chewier and more bread like any others in London. They have a few doughnuts/coffee bars across the city and their flavors are quite unique. Beetroot, lemon- thyme, matcha, and also an Australian inspired ‘lamnut’ (lamington doughnut). Proper trendy, proper London.

Crosstown Doughnuts - 10 Doughnuts You Must Eat In London4 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DA www.crosstowndoughnuts.com


10. Bens Canteen, Clapham Junction

When your dessert comes with 3 syringes filled with custard, chocolate and strawberry jam you know you’re in for a treat. Ben’s canteens DIY dessert means you can fill to your hearts content. Go all chocolate, totally custard or even forget the doughnuts altogether and make a beeline straight for your mouth. We are all friends here. Happy hour runs until 7pm too so get these, a few drinks and your sorted.

Bens Canteen - 10 Doughnuts You Must Eat In London140 St John’s Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1SL, www.benscanteen.com