We are a small craft bakery, based in East London. Our products are made by hand in small batches by our team of bakers. Fresh pastries, cakes and breads are made daily for Artisan Foods market stalls all over London.
It all started in 1996 when Klaus Kuhnke, a German chef and baker, set out to supply the new breed of independent coffee bars which were opening in London with his brownies, quiches, muffins and loaf cakes. Klaus’s philosophy has always been to use quality ingredients and make each product in small quantities, just the way you would at home.
In 2000 Artisan Foods was invited to trade at Borough Market and became a trader at London Farmers Market’s first weekly market, held in Islington. As other markets sprung up around London, the bakery grew.
Later, Klaus became a partner in another young London business, the German Deli, which sells traditional German foods in its own shop, at markets and through its website. A logical step for Artisan Foods was to broaden its range and start to produce German style breads. In 2008 German master baker Uwe Wolf joined Artisan Foods and was tasked with introducing a variety of typically German breads and cakes to Artisan Foods’ product range. It is these traditional specialities for which Artisan Foods is now best known.
The way to discover what Artisan Foods is all about is to visit one of the market stalls, to try for yourself the treats on offer. Whether it is a giant, soft pretzel, the glossy, mahogany crust studded with salt crystals, or a slice of “bee-sting cake”, covered with honey caramel almond slivers and oozing with pastry cream, you will soon return for more.
Artisan Foods uses English milled flour from two independent mills: Shipton Mill, Gloucestershire and FWP Matthews in the Cotswolds.
Day of the week
|Borough Market||Tue-Thu 10am-5pm
|Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL|
|Ally Pally||Sunday||10am to 3pm||
Muswell Hill, London N10 3TG OR Campsbourne School, Nightingale Lane, London N8 7AF. Check for up to date location info
|Balham||Saturday||9am to 1pm||Henry Cavendish Primary School, Hydethorpe Road, Balham, SW12 0JA|
|Blackheath||Sunday||10am to 2pm||Blackheath Station car park, Blackheath, London SE3 9LA|
|Bloomsbury||Thursday||9am to 2pm||Torrington Square/Byng Place, behind ULU, London WC1E 7HY|
|Broadway||Saturday||9am to 5pm||Broadway Market, 5 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH|
|Camden||Saturday||10am to 5pm||Hawley Wharf Square, London NW1 8JZ|
|Crystal Palace Park||Sunday||10am to 3pm||
Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Rd, London SE20 8DT
|Ealing||Saturday||9am to 1pm||Leeland Road, Ealing, W13 9HH|
|Greenwich||Sunday||10am to 3pm||Old Royal Naval College, College Way (off King William Walk), London SE10 9NN|
|Islington||Sunday||10am to 2pm||Chapel Market, between Penton Street and Baron Street Western End, London N1 9PZ|
|Leytonstone||Sunday||10am to 2pm||Buxton School, Cann Hall Road, London E11 3NN|
|Lloyd Park||Saturday||10am to 4pm||Opposite William Morris Gallery, Forest Road, London E17 4PP|
|Pimlico||Saturday||9am to 2pm||Orange Square, corner of Pimlico Road and Ebury Street, London SW1W 8UT|
|South Kensington||Saturday||9am to 2pm||Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 3EX|
||Tuesday||Suspended||Queens Lawn, Imperial College, London SW7 5NH
(Tuesday market temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 precautions)
|Swiss Cottage||Wednesday||10am to 3pm||
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU
|Victoria Park||Sunday||10am to 3pm||Victoria Park, Ballards Lane, London N3 1XP|
|West Hampstead||Saturday||10am to 2pm||West Hampstead Thameslink Station Forecourt, Iverson Road, NW6 1PF|