Last Updated on 16 November, 2022
Located a short walk from home is London’s favourite food market. Among the most famous of markets in London. You can find almost every cuisine so if you are hungry and want to eat your way around the world, head to Borough Market. On this occasion, I was in the mood for something sweet.
If you have eaten through the amazing food around the market and are looking for dessert then Borough Market has plenty to offer. There are plenty of bakeries in Brough market so expect everything from cakes, chocolates, sweeties, gelatos, and everything in between.
Perfect place to hunt for London’s best desserts. This time, I had my eyes and taste buds firmly on Bread Ahead doughnuts.
Doughnut Flavours You Need To Check Out
This tasty sweet snack has come a long way. All the way from the 1800 hundreds in fact. Whether you prefer yours with the hole in the middle or filled with fruit preserve, custard and in the case of the Bread Ahead Doughnuts in Borough Market, filled with flavoured cream, all are good in my books.
Bread Ahead doughnuts standard out from the usual sugared soft cushions of fried dough. These are light, soft, flavourful and also not as sweet as their counterparts.
There are plenty of flavours to try too. My absolute favourite is the pistachio, then blackcurrant cheesecake and then the original jam doughnut. Every single one is just a delight to taste.
There is always a small queue outside at their doughnut stand, which is located just outside their bakery and school. Add to your list these other flavours of doughnuts at Borough Market’s Bread Ahead stand to include:
- Blackcurrant cheesecake
- Lemon curd
- Vanilla custard
- Cookies and cream
- Passionfruit and meringue
- Raspberry jam
- Velvet chocolate
- Sea-salted caramel and honeycomb
- Creamy Coconut
These are definitely the best doughnuts in London! Hands down! Not even questionable! The doughnuts are so light and fluffy and I love the simplicity of them. The flavours are just delicious. Whether you are in London for one day or visting for 2 days, a visit to this Borough Market is a must.
If you cannot get to Borough, not that Bread Ahead can also be found in Pavillion Road, the perfect addition to a list of things to do in Chelsea, or if you are in Wembley you can also find them there too.
If you love doughnuts as much as I do, you can get a taste of all of them with a local guide by booking a tour like this London Doughnut tour.
Who Are Bread Ahead
Bread Ahead was founded in 2013 by Matthew. A chef that has spent nearly 2 decades working alongside some of the best chefs in the UK throughout the 90s. While the brand has now branched out to other locations in London, the Borough Market branch was the first one to be set up in 2000 as a bakery business.
This has now become a firm favourite not just among Londoners, but visitors far and wide across the globe now have these tasty doughnuts in Borough Market are firmly among the coolest things to do in London.
They also have a bakery school, which you will spot next to the main bakery. I have had the pleasure of checking out their courses having attended their Italian baking course held in their Borough Market bakery school. I also gave my niece a voucher to learn how to make their famous doughnuts and she loved it!
They run their baking workshops bakeries and schools in Pavilion Road, Chelsea, Wembley, and a café bakery in Beak Street, Soho. You can find the Soho one not far from the lovely Kingly Court food court near Carnaby Street.
The Bread Ahead Baking School is home to ever-popular baking workshops including Doughnuts, Great British Baking, Nordic and Gluten-free to name a few. Led by Bread Ahead’s masterful bakery school tutors, they offer insight into proper artisan baking.
Their intentions are to bring delicious and nutritious bread to people who love good food, and to give people the skills to create bakery magic at home. What more could one possibly want?!
Other Places To Get Doughnuts Near Borough Market
Yes, while Bread Ahead doughnuts will have you singing and dancing or writing poems dedicated to the doughnuts, as some have(write their reviews). There are a few other places to get doughnuts near Borough Market. Still located within London Bridge and a few steps from the market.
These also have delicious doughnuts too. Check them out and let me know which ones are your favourites.
Crosstown London Bridge (Food Truck) – Doughnuts, Cookies, Chocolate, & Coffee – Located at the bottom of Ernest & Young building on More Place. They have a variety of doughnut flavours and also have vegan doughnuts too.
Krispy Kreme London Bridge – Located within the London Bridge Railway Station, they have a variety of glazed doughnuts that Krispy Kreme is famous for.
Doughnut Time – Located at 55 Borough High St, just a few steps from the market. They have vegan doughnuts, The Homer Simpson (pink frosting with sprinkles), chocolate, and many other flavours and designs to check out.
Learn How To Make Doughnuts In London
There are plenty of places in London that have popped up now offering to teach you to make doughnuts but the best are below. In addition to the Bread Ahead bakery school mentioned above below are a few more.
- Bread Ahead Doughnut Making Workshop: A 2 hour workshop where they will teach you how to make their famous doughnuts. You will also leave with the doughnuts you make as well as your own doughnut filling which you will also learn to make. The workshop is £95.
- Doughnut Time Masterclass: A 2 hour masterclass where you will get a bespoke experience at the Doughnut Time Flagship in central London. Watch, learn and get stuck in as our Chief Doughnut Designers guide you through the art of creating your very own Doughnut Time doughnuts. The workshop is £80.
- The Avenue All You Can Eat Doughnut Class: A 2 hour opportunity to become a doughnut Sensei! The workshop is £75.
- Gordon Ramsey Doughnut Masterclass: Learn how to make the sugar-dusted, stuffed doughnuts however you like them. In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn how to make doughnuts in this baking masterclass – from the perfect fluffy dough to deliciously indulgent fillings and toppings, you’ll have all the skills for doughnuts whenever you want. The workshop is £100.