A London Bakery Crawl

I love bakeries. I love bakery treats, I love baking treats and I love bakeries. While coming up with ideas for this year, I decided that this year I really wanted to sample as many famous or recommended bakeries in London as I could. I think I’m doing alright so far!

Orée, Kensington-4/10
147 Kensington High St, Kensington, London, W8 6SU

Quiche Lorraine-£3.70 and plain Croissant-£2
This was my first stop and after walking past this boulangerie on the way to the Design Museum, I was excited to try it. All of the pastries and sandwiches looked really tasty and the prices were all really good. While the food was okay, I’ve had better and much more flavourful food for cheaper.

Peggy Porschen, Belgravia-3/10
116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QQ

Biscuit Cake-£3.95
Luckily for me, my next stops were less than 30 seconds walk away from each other. Peggy Porschen’s parlour is absolutely beautiful, and the bakes just as beautiful. I wasn’t sure what to pick, and upon recommendation from the cashier I picked the biscuit cake, as she told me the cupcakes don’t always hold up to transport. While the portion size was good, the biscuit in the cake was soft, and the cake itself was overly rich and saccharine, a problem another customer told me was shared by the cupcakes.

Dominique Ansel Bakery, Belgravia-9/10

DKA (Dominique Kouign-Amann)-£4
I was incredibly impressed by the Dominique Ansel Bakery. It was a lovely bakery and the staff were lovely and welcoming. I chose the DKA and was delighted by this pastry. It was tasty but not overpoweringly sweet, and a good size. I will definitely be back to this bakery, to try the Cronut as well as hopefully for a brunch.

Chinatown Bakery, Chinatown (Near Leicester Square)-8/10
7 Newport Pl, London, WC2H 7JR

Taiyaki-4 for £3
I found myself in Chinatown looking for an evening snack and found myself in front of Chinatown’s most popular bakery! After a quick queue, I got four taiyaki (Japanese fish shaped cakes filled with custard). They were delicious and as they were freshly made, very very hot!

Beigel Bake, Shoreditch, 9/10
159 Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London, E1 6SB
Smoked Salmon Beigel-£2.20
Decided to come to this very famous shop as I explored the nearby Spitalfields City Farm and I was not disappointed. Right down the road from Beigel Shop, another famous eating place on Brick Lane, this shop only takes cash, so be prepared! I got a beigel with smoked salmon and I was really impressed. It was very tasty and filling, with a lot of filling and the price is really good. I would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

Wheelcake Island, Old Spitalfield’s Market, 8/10

Vanilla Custard Wheelcake-£3
I saw these wheelcakes in Seven Dials Market and I knew I had to try one. They are tasty, if a bit stodgy and the custard filling was delicious. I thought £3 for one wheelcake was a bit expensive, however, they do do a deal where you can get 3 wheelcakes for £7.

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