Baking Renaissance: Private East London Bakery Tour with Food Writer and Recipe Developer, Naomi Knill

Baking Renaissance: Private East London Bakery Tour with Food Writer and Recipe Developer, Naomi Knill

East London, London

£350

“Have London fed to you on a silver spoon by creative movers and shakers” Suitcase Magazine

Why we love it

Britain is currently in the grip of a baking renaissance and the iconic eateries of East London are at the forefront of this movement. With its rich history and diverse tapestry of cultures, the East End has some of the capital’s most highly-regarded bakeries. From traditional beigel shops to modern, organic sourdough joints, eat your way through East London’s most famous bakeries with Naomi Knill, acclaimed food writer and recipe developer for The Guardian and Londonist and founder of “The Ginger Gourmand”.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a private three-hour foodie tour for two people, brought to you by SideStory
  • Explore the traditional bakeries that are part of the fabric of the East End, as well as modern bakeries, which represent and showcase the new wave of London bakers with food writer and recipe developer, Naomi Knill
  • Sample a whole range of savoury and sweet breads, pastries and cakes, interspersed with local history and street art. Most importantly, discover the history of baking in London and the recent rise in the popularity of sourdough and ‘real bread’

Description

Curiousity and a passion for food led ex-solicitor, Naomi Knill to launch her food blog, “The Ginger Gourmand”, in 2007. Since then she has built up a large social media following and has contributed to prominent food publications including Delicious magazine, The Guardian, Londonist, and Top Santé.

As well as featuring in Paul Hollywood’s BBC2 programme, ‘Bread’, Naomi has also set up stall with her delicious creations at the Covent Garden “Real Food Market,” baked for several local cafés and recently hosted a successful supper club in Soho.

The East End is the perfect area to step off the tourist trail with Naomi and get to know the real London. Each nationality that has passed through the East End has left its mark, making it an exciting place to visit and eat.

This experience will take you to traditional bakeries, which are part of the fabric of the East End, and modern bakeries, which represent and showcase the new wave of London bakers. Sample a whole range of savoury and sweet breads, pastries and cakes, interspersed with local history, street art and, most importantly, the history of baking in London and the recent rise in the popularity of sourdough and ‘real bread’. Visit the likes of the original and best beigel shop on Brick Lane, Beigel Bake, independent, organic bakery, E5 Bakehouse, and the Danish sourdough bakery in Hackney, The Bread Station.

Description

Curiousity and a passion for food led ex-solicitor, Naomi Knill to launch her food blog, “The Ginger Gourmand”, in 2007. Since then she has built up a large social media following and has contributed to prominent food publications including Delicious magazine, The Guardian, Londonist, and Top Santé.

As well as featuring in Paul Hollywood’s BBC2 programme, ‘Bread’, Naomi has also set up stall with her delicious creations at the Covent Garden “Real Food Market,” baked for several local cafés and recently hosted a successful supper club in Soho.

The East End is the perfect area to step off the tourist trail with Naomi and get to know the real London. Each nationality that has passed through the East End has left its mark, making it an exciting place to visit and eat.

This experience will take you to traditional bakeries, which are part of the fabric of the East End, and modern bakeries, which represent and showcase the new wave of London bakers. Sample a whole range of savoury and sweet breads, pastries and cakes, interspersed with local history, street art and, most importantly, the history of baking in London and the recent rise in the popularity of sourdough and ‘real bread’. Visit the likes of the original and best beigel shop on Brick Lane, Beigel Bake, independent, organic bakery, E5 Bakehouse, and the Danish sourdough bakery in Hackney, The Bread Station.

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  • Enjoy cocktails after the experience at Spitalfield’s best speakeasy cocktail bar, Discount Suit Company
  • Finish the day with dinner at St John’s Bread & Wine in Spitalfield’s
  • Start the day right with the perfect coffee from Brooklyn Coffee on Commercial Street

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Available anytime Wednesday to Sunday, subject to Naomi Knill's availability.

This experience starts at Shoreditch High Street station (served by the London Overground) and ends at Violet or Dalston Junction station (served by the London Overground).

At least 7 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We Also Recommend

  • Enjoy cocktails after the experience at Spitalfield’s best speakeasy cocktail bar, Discount Suit Company
  • Finish the day with dinner at St John’s Bread & Wine in Spitalfield’s
  • Start the day right with the perfect coffee from Brooklyn Coffee on Commercial Street

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Available anytime Wednesday to Sunday, subject to Naomi Knill's availability.

This experience starts at Shoreditch High Street station (served by the London Overground) and ends at Violet or Dalston Junction station (served by the London Overground).

At least 7 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

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SideStory “Baking Renaissance” Walking Tour (exact meeting point will be arranged after booking)

Baking Renaissance: Private East London Bakery Tour with Food Writer and Recipe Developer, Naomi Knill