Made in Hackney: ‘Real Bread’ with a social conscience

PUBLISHED: 12:46 29 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:46 29 June 2016

Bakers at work in the Better Health Bakery

Bakers at work in the Better Health Bakery


Sourdough breads made using only natural ingredients, crafted by hand and proven over long time to gain a depth of flavour are made at The Better Health Bakery in Haggerston.

The bustling commercial artisan bakery in Stean Street is a social enterprise that brings the community together by providing trainee placements to adults recovering from mental ill health who might otherwise be distanced from the workforce. The 12-week placements give participants confidence, new skills and a way in to the labour market.

Social enterprise manager Tabitha Wells said: “All our bread is made using traditional methods to produce a satisfying honest loaf. It is ‘Real Bread’, meaning we use only natural ingredients – the basic recipe is just organic flours, wild yeast, water and salt.

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