The lockdown period has given me the incentive to try out some vegan small businesses that are a bit further afield, and I’ve been loving the excuse to tuck into a box of sweet treats on the regular. This week’s order came from Lottie’s Vegan Bakery, who I had come across before at Gloucester Green Market on the odd occasion already.
Cake has been a necessity during this period of staying home, and while the local delivery choices have been slightly limited by our location on the very edge of Oxford, I’ve been enjoying the delights of nationwide delivery from vegan bakers far and wide.
I was excited to see a new vegan home ‘bakery’ opening up just in time for quarantine, offering free delivery delivery with their stunning bakes around Oxford. ExtraVeganza Bakery have launched during a tricky time, but perhaps also a great time because while we’re all staying home what better to treat ourselves with than a batch of cupcakes or a comforting loaf cake?
Tucked away down King Edward Street is this cute Scandinavian Café, Skogen Kitchen, and they are nailing the hygge vibes. Having spied that they sell vegan cinnamon buns to order on their website, I was sure they would be a vegan-friendly spot to meet a friend for a light lunch and long catch-up.