Wood Street Bakery started during lockdown in 2020 when, like many people in the hospitality industry, our resident pastry chef Jenny lost her job at a West London restaurant. She began making pastries and cakes at home to deliver to neighbours via bicycle every Saturday morning. Word spread and soon the bakes were selling out faster than she could make them.
At the same time the iconic Percy Ingle closed down it's 48 bakery sites, including the one on Wood Street. As an East Londoner Jenny grew up with Percy Ingle on her doorstep and saw this as an opportunity to reinvigorate this neighbourhood bakery. She put an offer in on the lease and soon found herself (with the help of friends and family) painting the walls, cementing the floors and putting up lights.
Wood Street Bakery & Cafe finally opened it's doors in August 2021 and has been welcoming in customers with lots of freshly baked pastries and delicious coffee ever since.
We are very proud to be a member of the Wood Street community - drop in and say hello!