Welcome to e5 Bakehouse: An independent, organic bakery in a spruced up railway arch beneath London fields Station.
Everything we bake, make or sell embodies our passion for artisan methods, organic local products and delicious food. Our breads are entirely hand-crafted, baked daily at sunrise by our team of bakers. We stone mill onsite and source other flours from local mills. Our bakery is home to a small, committed group of bakers, chefs and baristas, and we do our best to promote the work of local artists and entrepreneurs. It is our belief that to bake beautiful and nutritious sourdough loaves, requires a clear conscience and a great deal of respect and care for our leaven- the life of our sourdough.
Created from a simple passion for quality bread and the joys of a back garden wood fired oven. Slowly, over the past few years we have grown organically; new elements added, recipes honed and with the help of our loyal customers the Bakehouse has flourished. With a strong desire to involve our surrounding community, we have learnt our trade though collaboration, study and experimentation and the support and feedback of our local neighborhood. It is an ongoing process which we hope to continue through work with local schools, community projects, artists and entrepreneurs.
With the finest flour at the essence of the e5 ideology we’ve put a lot of thought into where ours come from. All the flour we use is organic and we’re increasingly sourcing directly from UK farms who are growing diverse and ancient varieties of wheat. These are not only more flavoursome but of course sustainable. Suppliers such as Cann Mill, Shipton Mill and Gilchester’s Organics have provided us with the first rate UK organic flour which continues to feed the ongoing evolution of the Bakehouse and fuel our mission to use exclusively UK wheat.
In 2015 we took over a 3rd railway arch in order to house our stone mill and mill on site at the bakery using UK grains, enabling us to have the freshest and more nutrient rich flour for our loaves. Stone mill is an inherently cold extraction process that causes minimal damage to the vitamins and essential oils present in the grains.
With an equal commitment to locally sourced produce for our cafe, all of the vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy we use are organic, seasonal and supplied by producers we know and trust. You can read more about all the wonderful companies who supply us with fresh produce year round under ‘Provenance’ section of our website.
All of our energy is from renewable sources. Using biodegradable packaging, recycling our waste and composting are second nature as is delivering our bread to local cafes and restaurants using a custom made delivery bicycle.
Committed to a sustainable approach to business, we consider every element of our process to make sure our produce is good for the environment as it is for your stomach!