Christmas is just around the corner, the decorations are going up, the festive lights are on, the nights are drawing in and everyone is slowly but surely easing themselves into a festive mood of cheer and happiness!
Hull and East Yorkshire’s fantastic bakeries are also getting into the festive spirit, introducing a whole host of Christmas themed delicacies and treats which are sure to satisfy any hungry customer!
Although in the coming weeks it may be difficult to find any spare time, if at any point you have a free hour or two at your disposal, I urge you to visit one (or all) of the following bakeries to get yourself a much deserved festive treat-be it a delicious doughnut, a seasonal mince pie, or a tasty home-made cookie, the local area’s bakeries are able to cater for anyone and everyone with a sweet tooth!
Flour & Feast
10 Humber St, Hull HU1 1TG
Virtually everything about Flour & Feast suggests festivity; it’s endlessly friendly staff, the comfortable and homely interior, the delicious homemade treats sat invitingly on the counter-this local bakery simply can’t put a foot wrong.
As well as being one of the local area’s most popular bakeries, and a standout attraction of Hull’s marina, Flour & Feast are also leading the charge with regard to festive treats and delicacies!
Some of their standout Christmas themed treats this year are as follows: Rocky Road Brownies, Mince Pies and, for those seeking something savoury, homemade minestrone soup!
If you find yourself with a free half an hour in-between Christmas shopping and other festive events, I urge you to visit Flour and Feast for a seasonal delicacy you won’t forget!
42nd East Bakehouse
St Mary’s Court, N Bar Within, Beverley, HU17 8DG
Beverley’s 42ndEastBakehouse is an impressive and friendly establishment whose championing of delicious indulgence and decadence has made them wildly popular in the local area, with long queues of eager customers-to-be regularly forming outside on any given day!
In addition to it’s welcoming staff and modern décor, the establishment overlooks the bustle and hubbub of Beverley, making it the perfect place to come for a delicious treat in scenic, historic surroundings.
Much like Flour & Feast, 42ndEastBakehouse are getting into the festive spirit of things by introducing a number of Christmas themed treats, all of which are sure to appease anyone with a sweet tooth!
Some of the establishment’s most popular festive treats are as follows: Festive doughnuts (including gingerbread men and Christmas pudding treats), Festive Cookie Dough Balls and Christmas brownie puddings- the options are seemingly endless!
Next time you happen to venture into Beverley, I highly recommend you get yourself to 42ndEastBakehouse for a festive treat of unparalleled taste!
106 King St, Cottingham, HU16 5QE
Blondes is undoubtedly one of the local area’s most popular vegan establishments. Over the years Cottingham’s ‘cruel-free eatery’ has garnered a massive following of loyal customers who simply can’t get enough of Blondes’ delicious home-made food, tasty hot drinks, and atmosphere of welcome and calm.
Considering that the establishment is well known for it’s hospitality and general cheer, it should come as no surprise to hear that Blondes have introduced a number of Christmas related products and treats in order to get you into the festive spirit!
Blonde’s standout Christmas treat is their wildly popular Christmas Eve Box, available at just £9.95 and including; 2x Hot chocolate stirrer, 1x Mallows, and 1x Spray cream- a perfect early present for family or friends!
Some festive treats on offer at Blonde’s this Christmas are as follows: Fudgey Rudolph, festive drinks (including ‘biscoff baubles, minty mistletoe and festive cracker’) and of course their famous Christmas Box and Boxing Day Hamper! Further details regarding their Christmas Box and hamper can be found on their Instagram page.
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Nibble’s sister eatery ‘Next Door’ is proving to be incredibly popular with locals, and given the former’s history of friendly staff, atmosphere, and delicious food and drink, this comes as no surprise.
Next Door specialises in those early morning takeaway runs, and in delicious, deli-style lunches (sporting a new and exciting counter everyday), and as such is appealing to virtually anyone and everyone!
Like Nibble, Next Door boasts a modern yet friendly décor, and a wealth of well trained staff who are capable of producing some of the best home-made food in the local area!
Given that it is the festive period, the establishment have started to introduce a number of festive treats and dishes, sure to catch your eye!
Some of these treats include: Bailey’s hot chocolates (perfect on cold Winter mornings), delicious mince pies, homemade mulled cider and Tia Maria hot chocolates!
Check out their Instagram page.
Hearth Restaurant & Bakery
10.5 King St, Hull HU1 2JJ
Situated amongst the excitement and bustle of Hull’s Trinity Square, Hearth’s popularity with locals seems to be increasing virtually every day! Rustic, modern, and entirely professional-Hearth have high standards, and it shows by the quality of their food & drink.
Hearth’s festive themed treats are as indulgent as they are unmissable, whether it’s a Christmassy drink you’re after, or a delicious pastry, Hearth can accommodate you! Some of their standout treats are as follows: Croissant filled with praline diplomat, eggnog (featuring rye whiskey, sherry and walnut bitters) and an unmissable damson infused gin- the perfect drinks to get you in a festive mood!
Trinity House Ln, Hull HU1 2JH
Located in the ever popular Trinity Market, Cinnamon is one of Hull’s newest and most charming bakeries. With a wealth of vegan and gluten-free options available, and coffee too, Cinnamon are keen to demonstrate that any and every customer is welcome at their bakery!
Fortunately, the establishment have also introduced a number of Christmas themed treats to get everyone fully engaged in the festive period. Some of the delicacies on offer are as follows: Cherry & almond buns, chocolate brownies, snowman buns and Rudolph buns- all of which are delicious!
Check out their Facebook page.