London Specialty Shops

BLACKFRIARS PANTRY/LARDER/BAKERY: Authentic Farm-to-Table Gourmet-to-Go

Written by Local Flavour

Inspired by its heritage neighbourhood location and a deep commitment to supporting local farms and suppliers, Blackfriars Pantry/Larder/Bakery is a one-stop shop for authentic high quality gourmet items, including coffee-based drinks and cold beverages, delicious from-scratch baked goods made in-house, artisanal cheeses and local dairy products, and heat-and-serve gourmet takeaway meals.

Proprietors Bryan Lavery
and Emanuela Frongia

The Scene

Located right next door to its sister Blackfriars Bistro, this gourmet food shop is nestled in the heart of the Blackfriars/Petersville Heritage Conservation District, Just two blocks from the neighbourhood’s historic namesake Blackfriars Bridge, recently refurbished, the store is also close to fabled Labatt Memorial Park, the world’s oldest baseball stadium.

Baker Makhaila St. Denis

The Goods

Inspired by the past, you will find yesteryear’s best practices of from-scratch baking, local sourcing of ingredients and enthusiastic use of the season’s bounty, Blackfriars Pantry/Larder/Bakery offers a contemporary gourmet twist on traditional favourites and comfort foods. In addition to high quality specialty items from local farms and suppliers, expect chef-made soups, sauces, salads and dressings, as well as freshly baked cakes, tarts and sweet treats. Seasonal takeaway meals might include a truly memorable lasagne or tortière, classic cabbage rolls, shepherd’s pie or creamy mac & cheese.

Baker Soniya Jagtap

The People

Proprietors Bryan Lavery and Emanuela Frongia bring years of experience to both curates the selection of items for sale and help create gourmet takeaway meals. In-house bakers Gary Rowsell, Makhaila St. Denis and Soniya Jagtap finesse their classic “everything from scratch” approach to offer customers delicious show-stoppers, including signature buttercream cupcakes, outstanding special-occasion pastries and cakes, and deluxe wedding cakes.


Farm-to-Table  Gourmet Store

44 Blackfriars St. (Off Wharncliffe)

Local Seasonal Produce
Artisanal Gift Baskets
Variety of Local Coffee Roasters’ Products
Ice Cream & Gelato by the Cone or Carton
Seasonal Patio
Curbside Pickup Available Ample Parking