Where are people in London getting their daily bread so to speak?
Have spoken to a few that appeared to be quality but was hugely disappointed when I started asking questions! i.e. Why do you use palm oil in you bread?
Am looking for the no nonsense flour, water, yeast and a bit of salt and naturally leaven type of bread
I get mine from Farmers' markets. I go to the one in Bermondsey, butI bet each market works. Also Borough and Richmond are good.
Very close to Whole Foods on Argyl Street is a place called Exeter Street Bakery which does terrific bread. I like getting my bread there, or at Borough Market.
I get mine from St John's. A good, hearty sourdough and a delicious raisin bread. Otherwise, if I'm in the mood for something lighter, I go to Gail's (also available in Waitrose) or Le Pain Quotidien. Never asked if any of them have palm oil, though I would be surprised if St John, at least, did.
I think the Whole Breads and selection are very good. I also got a lot of bread at borough Market. Endless choices. There was a new German baker this summer who made wonderful dark breads as well as fantastic coffee cakes.