Last week I investigated London’s pinkest bakery by testing out the Peggy Porschen gluten free options. And, like a good blogger, I’m here to report.
As you might have seen on my instagram, things got very pink during said investigation. In fact, we pretty much went to Peggy Porschen for the pink-ness, rather than for the baked goods. But a sugary treat here and there doesn’t hurt!
First off, I was in London for just three days on a well-deserved respite. I had just delivered an hour long presentation and debate as an oral defense of my Master’s and I needed a few days off. Luckily, my best friend from college happened to be in London with her lovely parents at the perfect time, so I popped up to pay a visit!
I was truly spoiled (hashtag we got to see Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane almost bowled Julia over, separate story…) and you can probably expect another post all about the trip. But on my last morning, we popped in a cab after breakfast and made our way over to Peggy Porschen!
Julia is also a blogger (in fact, she is the original blogger in my life – her blog convinced me to start my own!) and when she suggested Peggy Porschen I was right on board. Being the pinkest bakery in London, Peggy Porschen is a bit of an instagram sensation and we wanted to see if it lived up to the expectations.
And of course, being gluten free, I also wanted to investigate the Peggy Porschen gluten free options as I couldn’t find any information on the internet about it!
Well, long story short, there ARE gluten free options at Peggy Porschen! Celiacs and gluten intolerants rejoice! However, there are no gluten free cupcakes, and cupcakes are really what Peggy Porschen is famous for. That is definitely a bummer, and if the Peggy Porschen chef happens to be reading this, consider it my personal petition to make gluten free cupcakes!
However, they did have two separate cakes on offer (one chocolate fudge, the other almond and apricot I believe). Both looked delectable, and were the typical sort of gluten free cakes you would find at a bakery as they are naturally gluten free (almond flour and all that). There were also macarons in the display case but I was informed that they contain a “small amount” of flour which obviously didn’t fly, although I guess depending on the severity of your gluten free-ness you may risk it. I was a bit bummed as usually macarons are gluten free and these looked particularly yummy.
Peggy Porschen also serves coffees which was exactly what I needed at 10am (hey, I was on vacation so that counts as early…).
Julia ordered a cake which looked beautiful and I definitely experienced some #glutenenvy.
So the Peggy Porschen gluten free options aren’t boundless but they definitely exist! You won’t go hungry, but you may experience some gluten envy just like me.
Luckily, the whole place is just sickeningly charming so you can easily distract yourself with finding the perfect instagram!
As we went so early in the morning, we were the only customers for a while. We got the best table outside, and snapped lots of pics without feeling too #basic etc. as not that many people were around. I can definitely see Peggy Porschen getting crazy crowded in the afternoon.
So do I recommend a visit to Peggy Porschen for the gluten free London visitor? Well, yes and no. If you are solely looking for the gluten free cake experience, you can find it here but you may be sad about the lack of options. However, the pure pinkness is truly a sight to behold, so if you want to revel in the cute-ness and snap some photos, then I would say it is definitely worth it. We really enjoyed our coffee and cake and photo ops.
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This is not a sponsored post, I just love cake. I am linking up with Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This, and Marcella of What a Wonderful World for Wanderful Wednesday.
Love those photos of you! WERK, girl, WERK. I went past with my friend in the afternoon (MISTAKE) and we couldn’t move for all the bloggers snapping pics outside … so we left and now I will know to go EARLY! Glad they had GF options for you! xo
hahaha i tried to werk it as best i could!! Yes, I wouldn’t dare go after 11am haha, but it was actually super peaceful when we went! And who doesn’t like cake for breakfast?!
Wish I would have known earlier!! I just went to London and passed on this place because I assumed there wouldn’t be any options. You know what they say when you assume. I will definitely pop in when I visit London again. Let me know if you ever visit Naples, Italy and I can give you some GF pizza recommendations ; )
Yes I was really not expecting any options which is why I hadn’t ever been on all my trips to London! So I was happily surprised! Ooooh will do, we are going to Italy this fall but unfortunately not to Naples. I plan on eating LOTS of pizza, though!!
Such a cute bakery. I’m not gluten free but I would still just go for the pink. My daughter would especially love it as pink is her favorite color. #wanderfulwednesday
Yes it really is the pinkest place I have ever been, I think!!
Its so cute!!! I discovered this a while ago and totallllly want to go, but somehow it seems mean to drag my husband along…but I will anyways haha #WanderfulWednesday
Oh my gosh, it’s soooo pink. It’s gorgeous. Great post Sarah.
On Wednesday, we wear pink! So fitting to post this today ha! Okay Andrew Garfield, I can’t wait to read about that! lol
Great… now I’m hungry! Lovely post, gorgeous bakery!! On my to-visit list for my next London trip.
Ahhhhh this is the bakery of my dreams! I love bakeries and cake shops.. and well, an all pink one?! *swoon* I love how they did the flowers over the door. The gluten free options sound great too. I actually love flourless chocolate cake – more than the normal kind!
Oh wow, everything about this is just precious and perfect! Love that “XO” coffee, soo cute!
Your photos are gorgeous! Love the pinkness overload. Question, how you got so many good pictures without people on them? Love the inside of the store too! #WanderfulWednesday
Blogger dates are just the best!
that’s a bummer they didn’t have more GF options [flour in macarons? really?] but this place is ridiculously adorable!
Looks like such a fun place!
In India our gluten free options are so limited. A while ago I was diagnosed with Irritable bowel syndrome. They asked me to stay away from gluten for a while an I went completely nuts! I hope something like this opens are somewhere close sometime soon. 🙂
Wow so pretty! I had already liked your photos on Instagram. Such a shame those macarons had gluten in them – how/why do they add flour when it’s just meant to be ground almonds?!
My instagram has been all pink lately and I feel like this place would have suited it so well! Lovely bakery! I didn’t know it. I loved the disclaimer, “I just love cake” 😀 So do I!
Hehe, the most preeeeeeettiest bakery in London right now isn’t it? Loved that you find gluten free options as well and sorry for the macarons 🙁 🙂
That is quite possibly the prettiest and cutest cafe exterior EVER! I need to get here!
Ah it’s so cute isn’t it? I feel like I’ve been there having seen it so many times on Instagram haha. It’s a shame they didn’t make a bit more effort with gluten free options though – you’d think they had enough visitors to warrant a bit more choice. But I suppose they don’t need to make an effort when Instagram is keeping them in business haha.
I love going here! There cakes are so yum and the pastel colours make me want to stay there all day!
Well I know where I’m going for coffee and cake next time I’m in London!!
Wow, this bakery is beautiful! The cupcakes and cakes look delicious. Sorry to hear you couldn’t try a cupcake since they didn’t have any gluten free ones. It looks like a lovely spot to visit though. Also, congratulations on defending your thesis! I’m in grad school right now and am looking forward to that day!
I’ve seen this bakery so many times but surprisingly few comments on what the food is actually like!
Glad you enjoyed the experience even if the gluten free selection was not amazingly wide.