Dalston Bakery the Dusty Knuckle, one of London’s best bread makers, has announced it will open a second premises — on Green Lanes in north London this spring.
The Abbot Street Car Park-based site opened in Dalston, east London, in 2013 as a bakery, cafe, and social enterprise which sought to retrain young offenders as bakers. Its white potato and poppy seed sourdough, focaccia sandwiches, and later, wood-fired pizzas, and other baked goods established it as one of the more outstanding of the capital’s all-day restaurants.
Hot Dinners reports that the new bakery will open at 429 Green Lanes, on the former site of Sri Lankan restaurant Yaalu, between Manor House and Turnpike Lane, on 15 May this year, two days before restaurants are allowed to reopen their dining rooms, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “roadmap.” The pizzeria will operate three nights per week.
“London’s most flamboyant bakery is GROWING,” Dusty Knuckle announced on Instagram, with a plea for applications. “We care very very much about making this company a very special place to work. We are growing rapidly and we need people to join the squad who are ready to roll with the punches, have fun, move quick .. and contribute. We need [front-of-house], chefs, managers, bakers .. you name it.”
Dusty Knuckle says its goal has always been to create both “truly knockout food” and also “to train young offenders into responsible professionals so that they can live with dignity, earn legitimately, and contribute to society.”
It will continue with this dual aim when it opens site number two in May.