Friday, 9 December 2016

Crosstown Doughnuts: London (Soho)

I get a little bit obsessed with finding the best foodie places when visiting a new city, but what the hell do you do when you visit the biggest city in the country with a gazillion food and drink pit stops? Try find the best ones and hope to god you're happily satisfied I guess.

So when we visited the Soho/Covent Garden area we did just that, we paid a quick wee visit to Crosstown Doughnuts. An avid supporter of Glasgow's Tantrum Doughnuts, I had high expectations for these London-based circular balls of gooeyness. Specialising in creating handmade doughnuts that are made fresh daily, these guys know their stuff.

To be frank, it was a really tough decision to choose which doughnut to have. I think I must have let about three guys in front of me in the time I took to decide. So many doughnuts, so many flavours.

Eventually, after much deliberation, I decided to try out the beetroot lemon-thyme doughnut. A soft, fluffy, pink beetroot sourdough with a lemon-thyme glaze, topped with a home made vanilla crumble and fresh lemon-thyme it was the perfect choice for me - utterly divine.

My boyfriend decided on the sea salt caramel banana doughnut. A guy who loves his bananas, this was right up his street. Filled with a fresh banana custard which oozes with every bite, the light and fluffy chocolate sourdough melted in his mouth. Topped off with sea salt caramel and homemade chocolate soil, this is any chocolate lovers dream.
Freshly baked every day, the doughnuts were super soft. But what I loved was finding out that they make all of their own jams, fillings, compotes, glazes and toppings in-house using the very best ingredients they possibly can. It also looks like all their doughnuts are vegetarian which is pretty cool too!

Other indulgent flavours include black forest, chai tea, apricot and lavender, chilli chocolate, peanut butter berry, crème brûlée, matcha tea, raspberry jam, chocolate truffle and many others.

With permanent locations in Soho and Shoreditch and regular pop-up spots at Spitalfields Market, Real Food Market Kings Cross, Leather Lane Market, Broadway Market, Primrose Hill Market, and Hamstead Market there's plenty of places to pick up your doughnut fix. Did I mention they also have a heap of stockists in London city too!? These guys sure must be busy bakers!

If you're ever visiting London, or lucky enough to stay there or close by, Crosstown Doughnuts are definitely worth the visit. My boyfriend also told me the coffee was pretty sweet too!

  For Now...

Just Julia


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