Here at Silvana’s Nature, we think small businesses are well-worth celebrating. After all, local businesses make up the heart of any economy. They’re our favourite places to visit in the UK high-street, and they also contribute something special back to the local community. In fact, research shows that the money we spend in local independent shops goes further in supporting the economy as a whole.
The thing we love most about small businesses is the fact that they’re run by real, genuine people – not boards or shareholders. The local food producers you’ll find throughout the UK are all driven by a passion for delicious treats and happy customers.
To celebrate small companies from across the nation, here are just some of our top Instapicks for names you should get to know.
1. Zizuo Cake Boutique
If you’re looking for something indulgent for your wedding or an upcoming event, there are few treats more gram-worthy than the cakes offered by Zizou Cake Boutique. Not only does this small baker produce some of the most stunning cakes that we’ve ever seen, but she also shares some adorable pictures of her recent arrival, Baby Dylan. He’s almost as scrumptious as Zizou’s baked goods.
2. Sweet Hollywood
While the Sweet Hollywood company might be small, the wedding cakes they produce for UK couples are anything but. The Sweet Hollywood company specialises in creating bespoke cakes for those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and honestly, we’ve fallen in love with every design we’ve seen. Just check out this sparkling statement cake. It’s almost too pretty to eat!
3. The Gluten-Free Sloth
We decided to highlight The Gluten-free Sloth here because we love the fact that she’s specifically trying to serve healthy treats to people who struggle to manage their diet. Remember, our very own Crowns are also gluten-free! Her incredible gluten-free miniature loaf cakes would be a perfect accompaniment to an afternoon with friends.
4. Fabrique Bakery
Fabrique Bakeries can be found throughout London. This small company has recently started to branch out with new locations across Notting Hill and Fitzrovia. While the business might be growing, they stay true to their small-company roots – adding a personal touch to everything they bake. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savoury, the Fabrique Bakery is sure to satisfy your cravings. We’re particularly drawn to their incredible buns and cinnamon swirls.
5. The Little Viet Kitchen
Finally, how about a taste of the oriental right in the heart of London? The Little Viet Kitchen delivers taste sensations from around the globe, including mouth-watering cronuts (a mix between a croissant and doughnut). This amazing company offers more than just sweet-treats too. There are plenty of sticky-rice treats, and seafood dishes to explore if you feel like something a little more substantial.