I’m already loving this month, and it’s two days in. The trees are starting to auburn up, and despite the daily bipolar temperatures, I know that those crisp Autumn mornings aren’t far away. Bring them on so I can flaunt my gargantuan collection of jumpers and scarves. Season change aside, this month is shaping up to be pretty celebratory and cool food-wise. Therefore, I thought I’d put together a little list of five things that I’m super excited for this October.
Crosstown Doughnut’s latest Beetroot Lemon Thyme Edition
Crosstown Doughnut’s new product development team are smashing it once more with this seasonal, jazzy number. Their sourdough doughnut is mixed together with beetroot to create a bubblegum pink ring. It has a earthy sort of flavour to it, which pairs amazingly with the fragrant thyme. The lemon in the glaze and crumb cuts through it all for a refreshing finish. They have a multiplex of stores and stalls that you can buy from, but you can also order online if you are within their delivery range.
Nordic Bakery’s Cinnamon Bun Week
From 28th September to the 4th October (this Tuesday!). Nordic Bakery are celebrating this world loved Scandinavian export, the cinnamon bun. They are baking limited edition flavours for this week only, as well as their classic Cinnamon Bun which is available all year round. The tightly rolled layers are separated by copious amounts of cinnamon, then glazed with a sticky sweet syrup. When I had these the other day, they were still warm out of the oven and I almost died of happiness. Nordic Bakery are holding a little competition where a year’s worth of cinnamon buns are up for grabs during their Cinnamon Bun Week too. Click here if you’re curious.
Kerb Market Birthday
Lately, my weekly routine is as follows: Kerb Kings Cross during the week for lunch when I’m in London town, and Kerb Camden for weekend munchies. I was there this morning when I finally tried Blu Top’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. Immense. The street food collective, Kerb, is four years old this month and they are holding a ticketed party to celebrate on October 14th. Expect the champions of the street food scene to cater with some on point drinks too. For only £4 for what will be a feast for the year, I’m there!
Dominique Ansel’s Cronus come to London
From a Scandinavian export to an American one, the very anticipated croissant-doughnut love child has arrived to London. Dominique Ansel invented the cronut, taking three months to perfect the recipe. Once he released it into the world, he swiftly had the name registered thereby protecting his innovation. He and his team switch up dough recipes in the summer and the winter, change flavours several times a year which have never repeated been repeated in three years. Talk about food innovation. He already has three bakeries in New York and one in Tokyo. The London bakery opened on Friday, and the queue was enormous and assembled more of a long crowd than an orderly queue. Personally, I’ll bide my time until I go and visit for the first time. Especially if the hype is right, I’m sure it’s worth the wait.
Flour Station Market Cafe Opening
Sourdough experts and craft bakers are expanding from their wholesale and markets to open their first cafe. Later this month, the humble smell of freshly baked bread and croissants will exude from Camden stables. I’m super excited for this new venture, not least because it marks one of the many positive changes that are happening at Camden. Notably, the introduction of Kerb Camden is one of the many things that is raising the profile of Camden and is all about bringing Londoner’s back to Camden. Flour Station, with it’s freshly baked Eccles cakes and award-winning English Muffins will no doubt help with this.