Dunn's of Crouch End is owned by Christopher Freeman and his wife Christina. Christopher is a fifth generation baker. His great-great-Grandfather Robert Freeman came down from Brackley, Northamptonshire in 1820 on a hay wagon and started work as a baker in South Grove, Highgate.
Robert Freeman started the first Freeman family business on Highgate Hill in 1827. Christopher and Christina Freeman live in Crouch End are pleased to be part of the local community and to be able to support many initiatives.
Regular visitors to the shop may be surprised to hear that behind the scenes at Dunn's Bakery in London, Crouch End is a myriad of rooms in which our experienced and trained craftspeople make our products from scratch using the finest ingredients.
Upstairs, our full time cake decorator finishes our spectacular birthday, wedding and other celebration cakes. All our cakes are individually made. Christopher Freeman tells a story of how he visited a cake decoration company and found that the operatives wrote the names on the cake whilst they were travelling along a conveyor belt!!! No such thing in our cake decorating department! Neil takes time to make sure that we meet your expectations for a cake which really creates the occasion. For Easter and Christmas Neil gets the chocolate making machine out to make seasonal chocolate treats.
Also upstairs is our sandwich, roll and salad making department where our staff create delicious combinations for the tastiest take away in town. Our vegetables, salad and fruit is delivered (or collected) daily so everything is fresh for you. This is where sausages and bacon from Morleys Butchers in Crouch End are cooked and put into rolls and sandwiches; there is nothing as good as our bacon roll for breakfast
Downstairs we have 3 separate departments
Peter makes all our fantastic cream cakes and finishes the fancy cakes which have you drooling. If you haven't tried the fruit flans (portion or whole) you have been missing out
In the confectionary bakery, Mark leads a team which produces a wide range of sweet and savoury treats including our world famous doughnuts, wide range of danish pasties and many other buns, cookies, cakes and savouries
Our bread bakery has ancient bread ovens which help to give our bread that traditional look and taste. Keller leads the team of very experienced bakers who are able to produce a variety of breads that you just wouldn't get anywhere else.
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In February 2012 Dunns Bakery was among the first Bakeries to be awarded The Bakers Marque set up by the Worshipful Company of Bakers to assure the consumer that they are buying a quality product, it is a Standard of Quality based on carefully considered Principles.
If you would like more information please visit the The Bakers Marque.
Making Baking History…
Dunn’s Bakery was first established in Highgate way back in 1820. That makes us one of the longest-running bakers in North London.
Fresh and Local Ingredients
For a long time now we have strived to supply our customers with products that are made with ingredients sourced locally.