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The power of sour: Sourdough September in London

Find out what's happening in London this Sourdough September in celebration of the power of sour, plus a round up of where to pick up your loaf in the city. 

Breadwinners. Credit: Zoe Warde-Aldam

Breadwinners. Credit: Zoe Warde-Aldam

What's on

11 Sept - Bread Making Workshop - At The Bakery, Hither Green
13 Sept - Full Day Making Sourdough - Hen Corner, Brentford*
20 Sept - Become A Bread Angel – Start Your Own Micro Bakery - Hen Corner, Brentford*
24 Sept - Sourdough Bread Making Workshop - Greenwich Pantry, Lewisham

Find out more on the Real Bread Campaign Events Calendar

The 10th annual Sourdough September

As part of this year's celebration, shout louder than usual and 'say no to sourfaux'! Use your voice to promote geniune sourdough, and help people avoid paying a premium for something that simply isn't the real deal.

Another special focus for 2022 is affordability. The Real Bread Campaign believes that everyone should have the chance to choose Real Bread, including genuine sourdough. One obstacle to Real Bread For All is the gap between what it costs a small bakery to make bread and what people in their community on lower incomes can afford. Read how bakeries across London can get involved.

Real Bread bakeries in London 

London is brimming with brilliant bakeries, microbakeries and pizzerias where you can enjoy genuine sourdough and other Real Bread. Here are a few of our favourites:

Bread Bread*, home delivery available online 

Breadwinners, social enterprise with stalls at a number of markets plus home delivery available online 

Buzzing Bee Baked Things, Wandsworth Town, SW18

e5 bakehouse*, London Fields, E8 and Poplar, E14

East Sheen Microbakery, East Sheen, SW14

Hen Corner*, Brentford, TW8

Margot Bakery Ltd, Finchley, N2 

The Hill Bakery & Deli*, Camberwell, SE5 

Today Bread*, Walthamstow, E17 

Find more on the Real Bread Map. You can find other ethical shops and eateries on our Good Food Map.

Sourdough pizza

Not that you'd know it from supermarket offerings, but Real Bread can be used as the basis of pizza - after all, it's basically a topped flatbread.

For genuine sourdough pizza, why not head to 400 Rabbits, which has four sites in SE London and is currently the only pizzeria signed up to The Sourdough Loaf Mark scheme.

You can also try Flat Earth Pizzas* in Cambridge Heath, Sodo* in various East London locations, Well Kneaded* in Earlsfield or 

*Our fabulous London Food Link Supporters.

Join in the fun! Tag your #SourdoughSeptember posts using:

Twitter: @RealBread
Facebook: @RealBreadCampaign
Instagram: @RealBreadCampaign

Then, if applicable, add:

#SourdoughSelfie if it's a photo of yourself making sourdough, or holding a loaf of genuine sourdough bread you've baked or bought from a Real Bread bakery. Remember, as it's a selfie, we want to see YOU in these photos, not just your crumb shots!

#WeAreRealBread if you are one of the people behind the rise of Real Bread. Whether farmer, miller, baker or baking teacher, please help the world see you to help celebrate the diversity (in all senses) of our supporters and other companions.

Check out our #RootstoWork with Mahad, Market Stall Manager for the social enterprise - Breadwinners.

Published Thursday 1 September 2022

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