Borough 22

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Doughnut underestimate the euphoria that sweet rings of doughy beauty can bring to your life.

A childhood classic, sprinkled with a heavy layer of fine sugar that coats your lips and fingers, giving you aaall the fun n games trying your hardest not to lick dem lips whilst gobbling the most sugary lookin’ one in the bag.

Sadly they can also give you a helluva lot of grief. The woes of tummy aches is not worth those mouthfuls of joy and it has ruined ma doughnut dreams for years. The mission was set to either create my own GF versions or find someone out there who does, and does it well.

I was on the hunt to find the perfect, fluffy and darn right tasty free from doughnut. After hours of research on the interwebz I came across Borough 22.

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Possibly the best culinary discovery I have ever made. Excited, curious and pretty much drooling, I dropped Ryan (the mastermind behind the doughnuts) an email.

The next day headed over to Plumstead Pantry in Woolwich which FYI is laavely, and also sells Borough 22 beauties. Ryan popped in with my order of 6 amazing lookin’ doughnuts and we had a chinwag about everything doughnut, GF, new biz and hard graft.

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Borough 22 came about in 2014 when Ryan had enough of shoddy cardboard baked goods. He wanted to create treats his wife and children could enjoy sans gluten and dairy. It was going to be tough, but he did it.

The Borough 22 doughnut was born vegan, dairy and gluten free. I know, magic. Just LOOK at em.

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I felt so inspired by our chinwag. Ryan works full time but still manages to take Borough 22 from strength to strength, even if it does mean waking up at silly o’clock to make a batch almost everyday. So if you have an idea you think could really fly, put in the hard graft and make it happen. YOLO and all that.

Now, I bet you’re wondering how they taste. Trust me, it took ALL my will power not to gobble them all on the tube home, but it was well worth the wait. My gluten intolerant bro came over to join the doughnut party. We poured mugs of tea and tucked into what might be the best doughnuts we have EVER tasted.

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Beautifully light, soft with all the flavour you would get in a regular D’nut. Infact, they taste much better.

Not gonna lie, we got through them all in one sitting. They were just so. Good.

In our box was the salted caramel, simple sugared, vanilla glazed, raspberry pistachio, cinnamon and nutella. It was difficult to choose a favourite as they are all dreamy, but I’d go for the nutella (for obvious reasons) and Oscar thought the cinnamon one was bangin.

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If you fancy your own box, or want to suprise a GF, Dairy free, Vegan friend in the best way, you can order a box of 6 big or 22 mini babies here. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, check out the Plumstead Pantry, Woolwich or Good Food, Catford.

They are next day delivery, so perfect if you fancy an impromptu girly get together or just need a doughnut fix – it is perfect.

Borough 22 are actually up for a Free From Food Awards tonight, so head over to their Instagram and give em’ some support!

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  • Ha ha I love that first sentence pun. Pun-tastic!

    I have a friend who is gluten free and she ALWAYS complains about not being able to eat mainly pizza (without paying almost £20 for it anyway) AND donuts! I will definitely be telling her about this.

    Really love the personal nature of the brand too…all round winner for me! And DAMN YOU Immy May…I’m trying to eat healthy this week and ALL I want is a great big fat box of donuts!

    Katie. xx LaCocoNoire

    • heheh I couldn’t resist! Arrrrh manyyn I know, such a pain! Have you guys tried Franco Manca? I think the puzza in there is really nice and is pretty cheap and GF friendly too :) I know, so nice to support budding brands like these – I came away feeling all inspired! Literallyyyy I have been so healthy but I just couldn’t resist em. Oopsie >:) Immy x

  • I’m not gluten intolerant but I want to eat them all, every single one of them! I have been craving doughnuts for flippin’ ages now and now my craving is even worse haha. It’s so cool that he does this AND has a full time job, total inspiration to go for the thing you really want to do! Thanks for sharing this, i’ll just go have my doughnut-less dinner now haha!

    http://www.ameldi.com

    • Yes! That’s the glorious thing about ’em, when the gluten free option looks as good as the normal doughnut – even better! I had been as well, they are just so good for the soul! I was so inspired and motivated by that, just made me think that anything is possible if you put in the graft! I know, me too :( so much regret for gobbling them all yesterday haha! Immy x

  • Carina Vardie

    These look amazingly delicious! Even though I don’t have a gluten intolerance, I would eat all of these!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    • Uuuuh someone really needs to invent some sort of scratch & taste mechanic for blogs! IMAGINE. I would happily eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Immy x

      http://www.immymay.com

  • Džana Kadić

    I’m not gluten intolerant but I want eat them badly, they look really delicious!

    http://dzaniica.blogspot.ba/

    • You can’t tell they are gluten free at all! Thank you Dzana :) Immy x

  • rae

    Oh wow these look so delicious. Love your pun in the first sentence too. But honestly, there really is something so whimsical and infectious about donuts. It was also exciting to read about Borough 22 as well! Also cannot believe these babies are vegan too, which make them perfect for me!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Thank you Rae :) I know whatcha mean, they are just so pretty! Next time you are in London you have to check them out! Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    Oh Immy, what are you doing to me?! These look delicious and I do not need a doughnut craving right now – having just bought a dress on the small side for graduation! X

    ninegrandstudent.co.uk

    • Teeheeeeee >:) trust me, I have the worst doughnut craving right now, wish I saved some haha! Immy x

  • Ellie Adams

    Omg i need these right now, I actually discovered Borough 22 on twitter a little while ago too but totally forgot to check them out. I miss doughnuts the most ridiculous amounts haha!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Yeeeees, I do too >:( laptop club essentials! I know you would absolutely love them! Need to try n organise a mass GF blogger doughnut feast. Now THAT would be good. Immy x

  • so yummmmiiii

    xoxo Lynda

    http://fashion-petite.com/

    • Oooooommmm they were shooooogooood! Thanks Lynda :) Immy x

  • I love all the pictures in this post – they’re so cute!! And they all look so, so, SO delicious. Mail order doughnuts sounds dangerous though..!!

    Jodie x
    alajode.com

    • Thank you so much Jodie :) My favourite bit is taking all the snaps! They were amazing, I don’t think I will ever forget how incredible it felt to taste such a good GF doughnut! I know, so good but so, so bad. >:) Immy x

  • Adele Miner

    They look amazing, i’m hungry now! Let me know if you would like to follow each other also, I think your blog is lovely! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

    • I know, every time I look at them my tummy rumbles haha! Of course, I’m going to head over to your blog right now :) Thanks Adele! Immy x

  • Molly

    This is suchhhh a beautiful blog post! But now i can’t stop thinking about these doughnuts, they just look sooo good! If only there was taste-a-vision! :)

    http://molllybradley.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Oooeeee thank you Molly! :) It was SO hard to spend time taking photos of them, I just wanted to gobble them all up as soon as I cracked the box open haha! Tell me about it, that would be the best! Immy x

  • Ohhhmmyy this gives me cravings and want to grab a doughnut later.
    Great capture as well.

    Have a great day!

    http://www.thebandwagonchic.com/

    • Riiight?! They just look sooo goooooood. You to my love! Immy x

  • mmmhh.. nyummie
    This recipe seems to me to try at home.
    news update

    • Ah yes I wish I knew the recipe! It will be a mystery… Immy x

  • cooorrrrrrr, I’ve just gone gluten free for a couple of months to see if it’ll sort out my tummy evening bloat and these look AMAZING !!! Mmmm doughy doughnuts. Will definitely check this out AND they do delivery!! whaaaaat. Thanks for sharing
    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

    • Ooooh yay so happy for you Betty :) reducing the gluten in your lyf makes life so much easier – I have found that I’m less bloated and have waaay more energy! So nice that we can still gobble these doughnuts >:) delivery is the best thing (but also very dangerous haha!) thanks for coming to say ello! Immy x

  • thefashionfolks

    They look so so so delicious, need one asap hahah! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • I wish I could send everyone a box haha! I feel that everyone needs to experience em! Let me know if you check them out :) Immy x

  • Emily

    Oh my god, these look incredible! I love a good doughnut and these are calling my name! I love the story behind Borough 22 too.

    I’m also in love with your blog! You’ve got yourself a new follower!

    Musings & More

    • Thank you Emily! :) Me too, can’t quite believe I went without them for SO long >:( It is so nice isn’t it? I love start ups with a story! Ah yay! So glad you found me :) Immy x

  • These are just too beautiful! Aaaah I want donuts now xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

    • Cheers Lucy! I know, they taste as beautiful as they look! Definitely getting another batch VERY soon. Immy x

  • Yana Kasekamp

    These look so delicious. I wish I could have them right now haha. :)

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

    • Me toooo Yana :( I pretty much got through them all in one sitting, I’m a monster haha :( Immy x