7 Women-Led Bakeries In Delhi NCR To Order Your Holiday Treats

Tis the season to be jolly and load up on some calories!
It's that time of the year again
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With the year drawing to a close, it's officially the holiday season and also the time when calories don't count for this year. And with that thought in mind here are seven female-run bakeries in the Delhi-NCR that you should order your holiday goodies from this year.

Bakehouse Comfort, Gunjan Batra

Cupcake delights at Bakehouse by CDH
Cupcake delights at Bakehouse by CDHBakehouse_byCDH/Instagram

Realising her passion for baking during the lockdown, Gunjan decided to give it a shot full time. Right from sourdough, croissants, bread baskets, vegan breads to cookies, brownies with Baileys, biscoff cheesecakes, and pastries, Bakehouse has them all with fresh delicacies being baked everyday. The recipes here are traditional ones with a contemporary twist. 

What to look out for this holiday season? Give the gifting hampers a shot, along with a special pudding, plum cakes, cookies and Panettone. 

Honey & Dough, Aavika Chhawchharia 

Mini Plumcakes
Mini Plumcakeshoneyndough/Instagram

Feeling the lack of a pan-bakery brand in Delhi led Aavika to come up with Honey & Dough. This French inspired patisserie was started as a bakery in 2016 and in 2021 is now a cafe. Addressing not only your sweet tooth but also indulging the savoury taste buds their menu has a lot of options.

What to look out for this holiday season? Their almond croissant is a highlight. Choose between Belgium truffle cake or the Chocolate Caramel Walnut. And if you're counting calories, opt for the whole wheat jaggery cake.

Miam Patisserie, Bani Nanda

Its the season for strawberries
Its the season for strawberriesMiam Ptisserie/Instagram

Chef Bani has cooked up a storm on the internet with other-wordly cakes and her secret insights on crockery and presentation. Chef Bani's love affair with patisseries goes back to when she first experienced a taste of her mother's delectable home made cakes. And Miam's journey began in 2015 with an aim to to popularise a neoclassical style of presentation but at the same keeping the spirit of classic, year old recipes alive. 

What to look out for this holiday season? While everyone is big on plum cakes during this season, Chef Bani goes the opposite way - with a very loyal customer base to appreciate the same - and makes an Anti-plum cake along with warm winter flavours for the season.

L'Opéra, Christine Samandari

Hampers with goodies by L'Opera
Hampers with goodies by L'OperaLoperaindia/Instagram

With an extensive travel history Christine comes with great culinary knowledge and it is this flavour palette that lends L'Opera the edge. It is her inquisitive nature, her love to engage in new experiences, urge to create something lasting and her desire to promote the French (culinary) culture in India led to the opening of L'Opera. 

What to look out for this holiday season? Yule log, panettone, Christmas pudding, plum cake, Alpine nut cake, Galette des Rois.

Cocodate, Avantika Sinha Bahl 

Gluten free, vegan chocolate cake
Gluten free, vegan chocolate cakecocodatedelhi/Instagram

Passionate about healthy cooking and experimenting with new flavours, Avantika is the brain behind Cocodate. Her passion for baking was born the lockdown and from thereon she decided to become a certified vegan pastry chef. Replacing traditional baking ingredients such as butter, refined sugar, cream and refined flour with natural and healthier alternatives such as almond flour, tapioca flour, organic maple syrup and coconut oil, coconut sugar, dates, jaggery, raw khandsari sugar, coconut four, oat flour, nut butters, and high quality couverture chocolate the brand is guilt free indulgence. 

What to look out for this holiday season? House made nutella stuffed hazelnut cookies, dark chocolate and salted caramel tart, Belgian chocolate and nut cake, lavender and lemon cake, and the nutella and hazelnut praline tart. 

Aiko Pan, Avika Sukhija

Christmas special Bûche de Noël
Christmas special Bûche de Noël Aikopandelhi/Instagram

Run by one of the youngest one on the block, Aiko Pan is Avika's passion project, started right after she finished high school. The venture runs a set menu and requires a booking a day prior. With a range of atypical foods - Challahs and Babkas, breads of Eastern European origins Conchas, a crossover of Mexican and European cultures created during Spanish colonisation and Malaysian coffee buns - Aiko Pan serves unique delicacies from all around the world. 

What to look out for this holiday season? Sugar cookies, Yule Log, Vanillekipferl and Bûche de Noël.

Truffle & Co, Vidushi Sharma

Truffle & Co started as a passion project
Truffle & Co started as a passion project

Truffle & Co caters to the palette that is well exposed and well travelled. Vidushi Sharma's brand is all about recreating the flavour of something where someone first tasted it. As the name suggests, truffles are their specialty, and not just that, they are handcrafted or prepared by artisans without the use of machines, right from the beginning to the end product.  

What to look out for this holiday season? The limited edition including Mulled wine, dark chocolate laced with spices and red wine and Gingerbread, milk chocolate infused with ginger and dusted in crushed ginger bread.

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