It’s definitely the season for coats and comfort food, and with new vegan cafes and markets popping up in London every week we thought it was about time we checked out the best vegan doughnuts the city has to offer…
Brisbane’s favorite hole-in-the-wall doughnut store has finally hit London, with a weekly changing menu including gluten and vegan creations. The store use locally-sourced ingredients where possible to make, glaze and fill the doughnuts by hand.
This week’s vegan flavour is “Sia Later”, a red velvet doughnut with vegan butter cream frosting & freeze-dried raspberries. Their classic “Pump Up The Jam” doughnuts are also 100% vegan!
Since launching 3 years ago Crosstown have been steadily increasing their vegan range, “experimenting with different processes, techniques and ingredients to adapt our doughnuts to be vegan-friendly without compromising on taste, texture or quality”.
There’s a rotating ‘flavour schedule’ which features our personal favourite, the chocolate truffle sourdough doughnut, along with classic Vanilla Glaze or more exotic flavours including Yuzu & Matcha, Strawberry & Elderflower.
The vegan doughnuts use chia seeds and coconut butter in the dough, and a combination of oat milk, coconut butter, dairy-free dark chocolate and silken tofu to make the fillings and glazes. You can find them at all Crosstown locations every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Ruby’s of London
Rubys of London are a vegan bakery specialising in wheat, gluten & sugar free products. All cakes and doughnuts are sweetened with Organic Agave, and flavoured and coloured using 100% natural ingredients.
You can find them At Greenwich Market every Saturday and Sunday, or order online. They come in a huge range of flavours including cinnamon dusted, strawberry coconut and hazelnut crunch – we definitely recommend classic chai or the sweet and floral rose pistachio!
Dough Society’s 100% vegan, handmade, fried brioche donuts can be found at their stand every Saturday at Hackney Downs Studios as well as the brand new Broadway Vegan Market. You can also get hold of their sticky vanilla maple glazed rings every day at Temple of Seitan.
New seasonal flavours are always on rotation – but our current favourites are spiced apple crumble, chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut Butter Pretzel and two new incredible autumnal flavours, gingerbread and pumpkin spice latte.
Borough 22 the brainchild of Ryan Panchoo, who started baking back in 2011 when his wife and children became gluten and dairy intolerant. All his doughnuts are 100% vegan and gluten-free, and are still made by hand in small batches from his kitchen in SE London
You can grab them from select coffee shops and cafes across London, and they’re also stocked at Planet Organic and Selfridges food hall. Our favourite flavours include the classic maple glazed, rich chocolate ganache and floral hibiscus glazed.