The Great London Bun Fight: Hackney vs Chelsea

Call to back local contender in the battle of the buns

HACKNEY folk are urged to back a local contender in the Great London Bun Fight which will see the victor announced at a Bank Holiday Monday festival.

People can take to Twitter to vote for their favourite current filled pastry in a tightly fought East versus West battle this Easter weekend.

The more famous Chelsea bun was created in around 1700 at the Bun House, Grosvenor Road, SW1. But it is being challenged for the title of tastiest tea-time treat by the Hackney bun, a recipe first developed by local baker Joseph Tuck in 1850, and revived for the competition by folks at the Proud Archivist in Haggerston.

The origins of the phrase 'tuck shop' can be traced back to this renowned bakery in Goldsmith's Row, E2, and the Hackney bun is similar to its western counterpart, but its currants are soaked in booze. So it's a no-brainer really.

To vote simply Tweet either #Hackney or #Chelsea to @LDN_gov by tomorrow. The competition winner will be baked by the Proud Archivist’s chef James Smart, as part of the Feast of St George festival in Trafalgar Square on 21 April.

A percentage of all future sales of the Hackney Bun v. 21C will be donated to local charities Hackney Pirates and The Shoreditch Trust.