From gooey chocolate oozing squares lathered in ice cream to fudge and brownie packed knickerbockerglory’s, everyone has their own spin on the classic brownie, but we’ve picked our top six. Here’s where to take your pals for pudding to, you know, gain those extra brownie points…
Established in 2010, Cookies and Scream are a fully vegan and gluten free bakery. Here, in this magical world of all things sweet, discover their epic Gosh! brownie, which is award-winning might we add. The brownie sits amongst a range of other treats, including cookies, pies and donuts, and it’s super chocolatey and moist! From this original recipe came the Blondie too, an equally moist treat without the cocoa. Enjoy!
Where: Cookies And Scream, 130 Holloway Road, N7 8JE
If you haven’t heard of the Jones Family Project chocolate brownie then are you even a Londoner? Well, listen up chaps, they’ve got one of the best brownies going and it’s been a total staple since they opened. The brownie is named after a member of the team actually – Anna’s Triple Chocolate Brownie, as it’s so fondly called, has been rustled up using her original recipe as, and we quote, “I’ve always been a huge chocolate brownie baker.” It oozes flavour and is warmed so that the gelato pairs excellently with it, however you can find two different brownie types at the two different venues. At Jones Family Project, expect Anna’s Triple Chocolate Brownie served with coconut sorbet and salted caramel, and at The Jones Family Kitchen it’s Anna’s Triple Chocolate Brownie, served with malted cornflake gelato. Eurgh, we’re so hungry now…
Where: 78 Great Eastern Street Shoreditch EC2A 3JL
Nearest station: Old Street (0.2 miles)
Feast your eyes on this absolute showstopper! Roast have hit the nail on the head, giving guests a somewhat deconstructed version of the brownie in all of it’s knickerbocker-glory! The delight, from their booming dessert menu, comes with white chocolate, brownie and caramel and if the picture doesn’t sell it to you then we’re not sure what will. Deeeelicious!
Where: The Floral Hall, Stoney St, London SE1 1TL
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.2 miles)
Not only do Jaks in Chelsea have some of the best brownies wafting about London, but they’re also baked fresh everyday – ooft, gooey goodness. The professional pastry chefs on site whip them up, alongside other goodies such as cupcakes, strawberry cheesecake and tiramasu!
Where: Jaks Mayfair, South Molton Street, London, UK
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.1 miles)
With bakeries scattered around London, from Crouch End to Portobello, Soho to Victoria Park (the latter opening soon), GAIL’s is The Handbook’s go to for baked morning treats. Honestly, since they opened one on the road our office is on, the team are coming back with chia pots, olive loaves and sweetcorn pancakes like they’re going out of fashion (our purses are paying for it too!) And you’re about to jump on the bandwagon, because GAIL’s do the most delicious brownies. Our personal faves are the brownie bites, you get around 12, and they’re rich and dark Valhrona chocolate brownie bites topped with pecan nuts. Be right back, just off to GAIL’s…
Where: Various Locations
Konditor & Cook are simply incredible. From their cakes to their bakes everything is delicious, and if you’re in the Bloomsbury area then head down for your brownie fix or, alternatively, get them sent to wherever you are! They have their own unique combinations of brownie flavours including creamy cheesecake (Curly Whirly), salted caramel (the Fudgepacker) or dark chocolate with cranberry (the Boston Cherry). Good things definitely come in threes at Konditor & Cook!
Where: 39 Goodge Street, Bloomsbury, W1T 2PX
Satisfy your sweet tooth (with more chocolate shops, obvs) here!