Taking a little break
We're not baking at the moment to give us time to catch our breath, make some progress on chocolate development and plan out the Summer.
Back soon with some new stuff!
Mike, Nat, Freya and Pumpkin
welcome to plant-based pastry
Strawberry White Chocolate
Strawberry layered Brioche Feuilleté dough, spiralled by hand and filled with our unique White Chocolate Cashew Cream.
Old-school 1970s vibes with cherry through the layers, our own dark chocolate cherry ganache in the core, and dipped in tanzanian single-origin chocolate. Rich and oh-so indulgent
Blueberry infused butter through the layers, with a Raspberry + Cranberry dip to finish. Bright, fresh, zingy and sweet
Pistachio + Salted Caramel
Probably our signature bun. PIstachio sweet butter between Brioche Feuilleté bun layers, with our smoky muscovado salted caramel piped into the middle. Stop drooling.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Pecans, black treacle and dates through the layers (for that smoky, nutty vibe) and our signature toffee piped into the core.
No-one likes a show off . . . but these are, ahem, amazing. Our unique laminated bun dough, layered with cinnamon butter + heavy on the spice. Best seller most weeks - for good reason.
Sonia (on Trust Pilot)
I am always in a state of absolute unbridled giddy delight when I open my Random Bun parcels. The buns make the journey cross-country in perfect condition, always look sensational, and are superb in every way. An indulgent treat each time.
Ziyan (on Trust Pilot)
delicious vegan buns for everyone!
I am not vegan but I bought them for work so it's more inclusive. Everyone loved the buns and you can't tell they were vegan - not too sweet and super fresh and crispy. They do new flavours for the holidays, so I have ordered a few times! Natalie always leaves a personal message as well. Loved the vibe!
Carly & Alice (on Trust Pilot)
Amazing! Always AMAZING. For anyone thinking these are a little dear... WRONG. I've never eaten pastries so good. Off to order some more now.
Julia (on Trust Pilot)
Really delicious and a lovely treat.
Although they may be pricey, they are worth the money. Superbly packaged.
And absolutely enormous!
Sarah (on Trust Pilot)
I dropped heavy hints to my sister and she ordered me the winter collection as a Christmas gift. They are FABULOUS!!! Delivery spot on, packaging beautiful, and the pastries were simply divine. 👌 Great value and will be ordering more after the post Christmas break. Thank you!
Jaime (on Trust Pilot)
What an absolute treat, highly recommend.
What a treat! So happy to have found out about this indie biz. Ordered just before their delayed festive break, and they even took the time to email me privately to confirm delivery. Pastry is the best we’ve had in over 8 years of veganism and the flavours were spot on. Thank you!
Mrs J Sims (on Trust Pilot)
This company is incredible! I use them regularly as I send gifts to friends (new baby, birthday or to simply put a smile on a friends face). I've had a box myself (shared with husband) and wow! Delicious, fresh and beautifully packaged. 100% proud to support this remarkable company. Friends who have received a box have all said they will be ordering so i'm spreading the word Xx
Emma (on Trust Pilot)
One of the best things that’s been in… One of the best things that’s been in my mouth in 34 years. Amazing.
buns + coffee
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- Sale price
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There's no such thing as courier-proof packaging...
... but we think we're pretty darn close.
Every bun's packed in a reinforced box with a thick gauge spine, then wrapped in our unique wax paper "sling", and the whole lot is clamped together for minimal shiggle room. 99% of deliveries arrive in perfect time & perfect condition.
Check out our Trust Pilot reviews to see what our customers think. There's almost as many mentions of packaging as the deliciousness of the buns.
Cracking the freshness challenge
There's no point developing amazing buns and courier-proof packaging if they're past their best by the time you get them.
So we put all 10 years of our sourdough bread experience into perfecting buns with rye sourdough (our buns) to give incredible natural shelf life.
We also bake every order on-demand, just in time to be packed for collection so they arrive as delicious as possible.
Don't take our word for it - check out our Trust Pilot reviews to see what real customers think.
Our second love is Coffee
We now offer delicious coffee by ethical coffee roaster, Symposium Coffee offering little "taster" packs of 100g, plus regular 200g packs with different origins.
And if you're ever in Norwich, we'd love to see you at Random Bun Club, where once a month we open the doors and create a little pop-up shop serving coffee & buns to the local NR3 set.
Random Acts of Kindness
Like a lot of people, our plans were turned to toast by lockdown. We were unemployed bakers with lots of time on our hands.
But every cloud has a silver lining . . . we finally had the time to perfect a vegan buns recipe we'd been trying to master for ever.
This meant baking a load more buns that we could ever eat, so we started giving them away to people we bumped into; baristas, hairdressers, electricians, everyone basically.
Everyone loves free food, but this felt different. People were so thankful to be given a bag of not-quite-perfect buns they seemed determined to return the favour in some way. Maybe they really appreciated the thought. Maybe the buns were really good. Maybe both.
We decided to put our faith in "kinder buns" and converted a disused shop in an unloved part of Norwich into a vegan pastry kitchen. And from a few orders from a handful of nice people, things just grew from there.
Mike & Nat xx
The Vegan Cake Bible
By Random Buns co-creator Mike Sweetman
Everything you need to know to start plant-based baking.
Mike crams the learning from 15 years of baking experiments into the 30 vegan cake, brownie and cookie recipes you're most likely to bake at home.
From simple-to-make hearty oat biscuits and banana breads, to indulgent fudgy brownies and gooey cookies, through to decadent layer cakes and desserts, this book's got you covered.
And If you're already a plant-based baker, this book will raise your vegan baking game, reveal why some recipes you've tried work well (and others not so much), and boost your creativity by introducing new techniques.
Now in stock on Waterstones.com and Amazon.