An empty stomach is a dangerous thing to have while walking up and down the streets of Soho.
Temptation is everywhere and despite your best intentions, you won’t be able to resist for very long.
Especially if you come across Crosstown Doughnuts.
The tiny stall-come-store built quite a cult following over the years and for good reasons.
Not only do they have brilliant ideas (#paydaydoughday should definitely be an official thing!), but their doughnuts are simply divine.
Just look at it.
No wonder those babies have been rated #1 British dessert you must try before you die on Buzzfeed.
The small Broadwick Street flagship store is pretty much what a sweet-tooth’s dreams are made of.
Rows after rows of hand-made sourdough doughnuts in each and every flavour your heart desires.
And then some more.
And some coffee for good measure.
It took all of our restraint not to get one of each, but we settled on -only- three.
Part of the selction was a Lamnut (a Lamington/Doughnut limited edition hybrid to celebrate Australia week) and a Sea Salt Caramel & Banana Cream Doughnut.
A winning combination of chocolate sourdough base, fresh banana cream filling, sea salt caramel glaze and chocolate soil topping.
The last pick was the hardest one (crème brûlée? vanilla glaze? peanut butter?) but in the end, I went for the most intriguing flavour of the lot: the Beetroot Lemon Thyme Doughnut.
A colourful beetroot sourdough filled with subtle lemon-thyme infused cream and topped with cream cheese icing and lemon & thyme crumble. Much lighter than it looks and absolutely delightful.
So good in fact I’m looking for another excuse to treat myself to one today… Anyone for #HumpdayDoughday?
Crosstown Doughnuts, 4 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 8HJ