6 female-run bakeries you must order from this Christmas in Delhi
With the end of the year, it’s officially the holiday season and also the time when calories don’t count for that year. And with that idea in mind, here are 6 female-run bakeries in the capital that you should order your holiday gifts from this year:
Bakehouse Comfort, Gunjan Batra
Realizing his passion for baking while in lockdown, Gunjan decided to try his luck full-time. From sourdough, croissants, bread baskets, vegan cookie breads, Baileys brownies, biscoff cheesecakes and pastries, Bakehouse has them all with fresh specialties baked daily. The recipes here are traditional with a contemporary twist.
What to watch out for at Christmas: Try the gift baskets, along with a special pudding, plum cakes, cookies, and Panettone.
Honey & Paste, Aavika Chhawchharia
Sensing the absence of a pan-bakery brand in Delhi, Aavika came up with Honey & Dough. This French-inspired pastry shop started as a bakery in 2016 and in 2021 is now a café. Addressing not only your sweet tooth but your savory taste buds as well, their menu offers plenty of options.
What to watch out for this Christmas: Their almond croissant is a highlight. Choose between the Belgian truffle cake or the Chocolate Caramel Noix. And if you’re calorie-counting, go for the whole wheat jaggery cake.
Miam Pastry, Bani Nanda
Chef Bani has cooked up an internet storm with otherworldly cakes and his secret ideas on tableware and presentation. Chef Bani’s love affair with pastries dates back to the first time she tasted her mother’s delicious homemade cakes. And Miam’s journey began in 2015 with the goal of popularizing a neoclassical presentation style while keeping the spirit of year-old classic recipes alive.
What to Watch Out For This Christmas: While everyone is a fan of plum cakes this season, Chef Bani goes the other way – with a very loyal following to appreciate the same – and makes an anti-cake. plum with warm winter flavors for Christmas.
The opera, Christine Samandari
With a long travel history, Christine has great culinary knowledge and it is this palette of flavors that gives L’opera the advantage. It was his curious nature, his love to engage in new experiences, his desire to create something lasting and his desire to promote French (culinary) culture in India led to the opening of L’opéra.
Not to be missed for this Christmas: Yule log, panettone, Christmas pudding, plum cake, Alpine walnut cake, Galette des Rois
Cocodate, Avantika Sinha Bahl
Passionate about healthy cooking and experimenting with new flavors, Avantika is the brain behind Cocodate. Her passion for baking was born out of confinement and from there she decided to become a certified vegan pastry chef. Replace traditional baking ingredients such as butter, refined sugar, cream, and refined flour with natural, healthier alternatives such as almond flour, tapioca flour, organic maple syrup, and coconut oil, coconut sugar, dates, jaggery, raw khandsari sugar, four coconut, oat flour, nut butters and high quality chocolate coating, the brand is an indulgence without guilt.
Not to be missed for this Christmas: Homemade hazelnut biscuits filled with nutella, dark chocolate and salted butter caramel tart, Belgian chocolate and walnut cake, lavender and lemon cake, and nutella and hazelnut praline tart.
Aiko Pan, Avika Sukhija
Led by one of the youngest in the neighborhood, Aiko Pan is Avika’s passion project, which started right after graduating from high school. The company offers a fixed menu and requires a reservation the day before. With a range of atypical foods – Challahs and Babkas, breads from Eastern Europe; Conchas, a cross between Mexican and European cultures created during Spanish colonization; and Malaysian Coffee Buns – Aiko Pan serves unique delicacies from around the world.
What to watch for this Christmas: Sugar cookies, Yule log and Vanillekipferl
What to watch for this Christmas: The limited edition including Mulled wine, dark chocolate mixed with spices and red wine and Gingerbread, milk chocolate infused with ginger and sprinkled with crushed gingerbread