Everybody loves a doughnut, right? Whether you’re into a simple strawberry jam or something more adventurous London has some epic ones on offer. Here’s your ultimate list of where to eat London’s best doughnuts.
Bread Ahead doughnuts are possibly THE most photographed doughnuts in of London. You can find them at top foodie haunt Borough Market and are they are instantly recognisable from the filling bursting at the seams. Flavours include vanilla (yum), chocolate (oh my) or honeycomb with a big piece of it sticking right out of the top. No wonder they’re on most people’s must eat list in London.
Borough Market, Cathedral St, London SE1 9DE, www.breadahead.com
You Doughnut! are the bite-size doughnuts with BIG flavour at funky food market Dinerama. Their doughnuts are freshly cooked to order, stuffed into a pot and you can choose from toppings like Oreo cheesecake, toasted smores or a simple cinnamon sugar with caramel sauce.
19 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ, www.streetfeast.com
This family-run bakery in Hampstead specialises in THE most beautiful handmade Jewish challah bread, trays of baked goods and these glorious doughnuts. They are big, fat and fluffy, and most certainly don’t skimp on their filling. Flavours include banana cream, raspberry, and an UH MAZE ING apple pie. Video of these babies on my Instagram.
13 S End Rd, Hampstead, London NW3 2PT www.karmabread.co.uk
A St. JOHN Doughnut is a thing of beauty. Soft, sugary outside and packed with vanilla custard inside. They’re sold at their beautiful restaurant in East London that’s most famous for their bacon sarnies. 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.
94-96 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ, www.stjohngroup.uk.com
They say the classics are always the best and Dum Dum Donutterie have hit the nail on the head with their raspberry jam doughnut that’s 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 their famous crone which is a doughnut cone filled like an ice-cream. You can also find them at super trendy places like Box Park in Shoreditch and Brixton Village. Plus they are the only doughnut brand to supply Harrods.
43 Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London E1 6PU www.dumdums.co.uk
6. Doughnut Time, Piccadilly Circus.
Doughnut Time are the Aussie doughnut kings that have hopped across the water and taken London by storm. Their flavours include Love Actually, Eminem and this epic creation ‘Love At First Bite. Never will you ever see so much Nutella in one doughnut. It’s INSANE!! Find them on Shaftsbury Avenue in central London.
96 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5ED, www.doughnuttime.co.uk
Walk up to the entrance of Camden Market and you’ll see this stand staring you in the face. It must be what doughnut heaven looks like. 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 Lock Pl, London NW1 8AL, wwww.camdenmarket.com
Made with a hybrid sourdough mix, Crosstown’s doughnuts are chewier and more bread like any others in London. They have a few trendy doughnuts/coffee bars across the city and their flavors are quite unique. Beetroot, lemon-thyme and matcha, as well as their Australian inspired ‘lamnut’ (lamington doughnut) which is rolled in chocolate and coconut flakes. YUM.
4 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DAwww.crosstowndoughnuts.com
This is not just any doughnut. In fact, this is not just a doughnut at all. It’s a cronut! The cronut was invented by baker Dominique Ansel and is a hybrid between a croissant and a doughnut – hence the name! Each month they do a different ‘special’ flavour and as I’m writing this, this months is apricot jam & honey chamomile ganache with lemon sugar. Another to tick off your London bucket list.
17-21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RP, https://dominiqueansellondon.com/
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