Last Updated on 22 November, 2023
Borough Market in London is a food paradise. If you happen to visit the place, you cannot miss out on food. Who doesn’t like a mix of small savory dishes with a sugar rush?
Borough Market has iconic bakeries that not only look beautiful but taste classic. Keep scrolling for more of the best bakeries out there! So which Borough Market bakery should you check out? Below is the perfect list of bakeries to visit.
We have split this list to include those mostly selling bread, bun, and other savoury baked goods. For bakeries selling mainly cakes in Borough Market read our other post. Borough Market is among the best markets in London and once you visit you will understand why.
Borough Market Bakeries To Check Out
Borough Market has something for everyone, whether you are into your cheese, want to do a baking class in Borough Market, love doughnuts, or French, Italian, Spanish, Argentinian or Indian food. There is something for every taste bud!
Pick a Borough Market bakery below and eat your way through their delicious bread. From giant just-baked-soft pretzels to warm sourdoughs ready for a dollop of butter…
Artisan Foods is a small and cute East London-based craft bakery. For more than 20 years, Klaus Kuhnke and his crew have been bringing the tastes and textures of German baking to Borough Market.
Their team of bakers creates all the bakery items by hand in small batches with high-quality ingredients which are preferably organic.
They offer 12 varieties of German bread which are all made with sourdough starter and slowly fermented in the Walthamstow bakery. These loaves range from dense, dark, and seedy to crusty golden country-style loaves.
The best-known items are German sourdough bread and soft pretzels that have a glossy, mahogany crust studded with salt crystals. Bienenstich (bee-sting cake) is worth trying. It is a delectable pastry filled with custard cream and topped with honey almond crunch.
Jewish bakery Moishe’s has been supplying bread to Nana Fanny’s famous salt beef beigels since 1930 and it was brought to Borough by the same group. The name of the bakery translates to “from the water.”
It mainly talks about how bakers produce their bagels, which are boiled in a pot of simmering water and baked till golden. This is said to be the appropriate way.
Along with perfecting the craft of weaving the perfect challah bread, they have also become experts in hand-tied bagels throughout the years which has been passed down through three generations,
At the Borough Market stand, these delicacies are available together with a good variety of sweet pastries.
Everything they bake represents their devotion to their unique artisan techniques, their love for organic and regional ingredients, and their dedication to creating delectable cuisine. Every day at sunrise, they bake their bread and pastries by hand.
They source the stone-ground flour from nearby mills. They aim to make people aware that bread was one of the earliest foods shared between early civilizations.
They invest their efforts in making authentic bread and bringing it to the center of the table, so family members can rip, pull, tear, and most importantly, share it with their loved ones.
Based in the renowned Borough Market, Bread Ahead has become a destination for Londoners and food fanatics across the globe. It was founded in 2013.
Matthew is the owner of the bakery who started his working life as a chef. His first 15 years were spent working alongside some of the best chefs in the UK throughout the 90s. In 2000 he set up his first bakery business.
They offer insight into proper artisan baking. They also host popular baking workshops including Doughnuts, Great British Baking, Nordic and Gluten-free.
When Elizabeth King started making pork pies back in 1853, she would probably have been shocked and proud, if she knew that her name would be immortalized at one of the world’s most famous markets.
The Melton Mowbray pies are now dedicated PGI status which means they can only be made in a particular way in a specific area of Nottinghamshire. Each pie uses fresh pork and rich jelly, cooked inside the golden brown pastry. Do not forget to try them!
You can almost taste the heritage and tradition enveloping the range of bread and pastries created by this family-run London bakery.
Specialists in rye bread, the bakers use long fermentation processes and natural ingredients such as seeds, grains, nuts, and fruit to create wholesome loaves that are full of flavor.
From authentic Lithuanian scalded rye and Russian borodinsky to newly developed artisan loaves of bread and sweet treats, Karaway harmoniously fuses time-honored techniques and recipes with 21st-century tastes.
Comptoir Gourmand is a small, family-run company based in Bermondsey. Their talented chefs & bakers make all their products every day with hands from their kitchen on Maltby Street, ensuring the highest quality and freshness.
Owned by chef-patissier Sebastien Wind, Comptoir Gourmand sells cakes and pastries with an emphasis on traditional French techniques and fresh, quality ingredients.
The specialties include fruit tarts, French Chocolate-filled éclairs, and rich custardy canelé de Bordeaux. These are all colorful and available in a variety of Flavors.
Founded in the West Country in 2003, Pie minister makes great-tasting pies using responsibly sourced ingredients. Alongside the legendary British steak and free-range chicken pies, you’ll find their much-loved meat-free and vegan ranges.
Here are some of Their Classics:
- CLASSIC GRAVY, CHRISTINGLE (Parsnip, chestnut, cheddar & leek)
- GOOD ELF (Tofu ‘turkey’, cranberry, port & thyme)
- MISTLEMOO (British beef steak, dry cured bacon & port)
- THE CRACKER (Free range British turkey & ham with cranberry & parsnip)
- THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (Wild British venison, bacon, red wine & lentil)
- MOO & BLUE (British beef steak & Stilton)
- KATE & SIDNEY (British beef steak, kidney & craft ale)
Porter sells traditional Argentine street food. The word Porteña stands for “girl from Buenos Aires,” If you like South American food, yerba mate is a must-try. It is a South American infusion sipped from a gourd through a filtered straw known as a bombilla.
Alfajores are another delicacy that is basically homemade biscuits stuffed with their famous sweet and gooey, dulce de leche.
You should also try their most authentic Argentine steak sandwich. It has Fresh ciabatta bread, tomatoes, lettuce, and chimichurri-grilled Argentine beef that complete the dish. Don’t forget to indulge in one (or more) of their delectable treats. Grab an alfajore for the road with some coquitos (this is for people who like coconut Flavor).
The bakeries in Borough Market have recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. They use natural, high-quality ingredients. The result is food that is not only healthy but also incredibly delicious.
You have not tried a bakery until you’ve not tried one in Borough Market! Make it happen soon!