FAQ’s

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ABOUT US
Where are Crosstown doughnuts made?
Crosstown doughnuts are made at our owned-and-operated bakery in Vauxhall, South London. We are scratch bakers and make our doughnuts fresh every single day. Read more about us here.

Where can I buy Crosstown doughnuts from?
You can find a full and up-to-date list of our locations and stockist on out locations page. We supply a number of independent cafes, restaurants and concept stores around London, as well as the likes of Air New Zealand, Whole Foods Market and Selfridges. Keep up to date on where you can find us by visiting our Locations page.

JOIN US
How can I join the Crosstown team
Please visit our Careers page for information on all current opportunities.
OUR DOUGHNUTS
Where can I find your allergen information?
See our Allergen Information page for clarification. Our Peanut Butter Berry contains peanuts, while other seasonal or one-off flavours may contain nuts or peanuts.
All of our doughnuts are produced in the same bakery. We take all responsible measures to reduce cross-contamination, however we cannot guarantee the absence of any allergen in the product. If you require a specific ingredients list, this can be obtained from us by emailing hello@crosstowndoughnuts.com.

Do you have nutritional information?
Our doughnuts are all made fresh daily by hand using the best ingredients we can find. With the varied sizes and weights that come with artisan products, we’re unable to provide solid nutritional information. Our hybrid sourdough has less fat absorption when deep-fried due to the stronger crumb. All of our fillings, jams, toppings and glazes are made in-house from scratch. None of our doughnuts contain any trans fat. If you’d like the nutritional info for our core flavours, please email us on hello@crosstowndoughnuts.com.

Do you do gluten free doughnuts?
None of our current offerings are gluten free.

Do you have any vegetarian doughnuts?
Yep, in fact all of our doughnuts are suitable for vegetarians.

Are any of your doughnuts vegan?
All Crosstown stores offer a selection of vegan flavours, with the full, extensive vegan range available exclusively at our Marylebone store and our stalls at Brockley and Victoria Park markets. You can find information on our vegan offering here.

Coconut butter and chia seeds have replaced butter and eggs in the dough, with oat milk, dairy-free dark chocolate and silken tofu being used in the glazes and fillings to achieve similar tastes and textures to Crosstown’s vegetarian doughnut flavours.

The production process has also been amended to avoid cross-contamination between the vegan and vegetarian doughnuts; whilst they are still made in the same bakery, all equipment and surfaces are sterilised before the vegan doughnuts are made and then fried in separate oil.

Can I eat them tomorrow?
All our doughnuts are hand made fresh every day and have no preservatives, so we highly recommend eating them on the day purchased.

Should I keep them in the fridge?
Surprisingly not. The doughnuts should be kept ambient (room temp) as refrigerating them can cause the doughnuts to dry out. As per above, they are best consumed on the day of purchase.

ORDERING
How does it work?
We provide two different ordering options, same-day and advanced orders.

If you place a same-day order, the stock available to you will be reflective of that in your closest/chosen store. You’ll be able to choose a delivery or pickup time of either ASAP or a selection of time windows depending on that store’s trading hours. For delivery of same-day orders, we charge a courier fee, the amount is dependent on distance, driver availability and is charged by our courier partners.

If you place an advanced order, your order will be processed by our HQ and be made to order especially for you. The delivery time available is a much larger window as we do need to accommodate for other customer orders and London traffic. If you’ve chosen to pick-up, your items will be available any time within the store’s opening hours.

What times can I order?
For same-day orders, you can order any time within the dispatch locations current open hours, up to 1 hour before close.

For advanced orders, you can place these at any time.

What if there is a problem with my order?
It’s very rare there will be any problems however, if there is any issue, we will contact you on the phone number or email address provided.

I want to add some information to my order
During checkout, you’ll be presented with 3 different areas in which you may add some notes.

Order notes: Anything written here goes to our processing team, you could include things like “Please no items with nuts” or “Pack the vegan doughnuts separately”. If you’re hoping to get a message to the recipient, you’ll need to add gift wrap (see below).

Delivery notes: Anything written here goes directly to our courier partner or driver. You may wish to include things like “Leave with reception” or “Please call the recipient when you arrive and they will meet you”. Please keep in mind that the driver may not always come in direct contact with the recipient.

Gift Ribbon and Note: This will be shown as a tick box which you may select to add this to your order. Once selected you’ll be able to add the text you’d like on the custom note for your recipient.

I’ve forgotten to mention something about my order, how can i get in contact with you?
For any same-day orders, please get in touch with the store your order will be prepared by directly. This information can be found on your receipt.

If you’ve placed an advanced order, you can contact us by emailing onlineorders@crosstowndoughnuts.com or calling us on 020 7360 5790. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm so you may receive a slower response on weekends.

DELIVERY
What are your delivery times?
If you’ve placed a same day order, delivery should occur within the hour (if you’ve selected ASAP) or within your chosen time slot.

For advanced orders, our delivery window is from 08:00 – 15:00, Monday to Sunday, however, we may deliver earlier on occasion (if we are able to). London is a very busy place and we have no control over traffic conditions so are unable to provide a more narrow delivery window. If you need an item delivered for a specific time, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.

Where do you deliver to?
We deliver to most addresses within zones 1-2 of London. To check if your address is within our radius, there is a check at the beginning of the order process that will inform you.

Can I still get doughnuts if I’m not within your delivery zone?
We may be able to arrange delivery for advanced orders depending on your location. As a rule of thumb, we usually don’t deliver any further than NW3, E14, SW18 or Heathrow.

How much does delivery cost?
For delivery of same day orders, we charge a courier fee, the amount is dependent on distance, driver availability and is charged by our courier partners, Crosstown takes no commission on this.

For advanced orders, a flat fee of £2.50 is applied.

Do I need to be there to accept delivery?
Where delivery is requested, it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure a complete and correct address is supplied, along with a correct phone number for contact. It is also the customer’s responsibility that there is someone to accept the delivery at the address. Crosstown cannot accept responsibility for late or missing deliveries due to insufficient or incorrect information supplied, or because there is no-one to accept delivery.

If an issue does arise while trying to deliver our courier partner or driver will adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Call the contact number provided
  2. If unable to get through, contact the store in which the items were dispatched, or our head office, and attempt contact with the person who ordered.
  3. If still unable to locate the recipient, we will endeavour to leave it in a safe place, with a neighbour/co-worker if appropriate, or, bring the items back to the dispatch location. In this instance, the items may either be collected within that locations open hours or redelivered for an additional fee.

If our drivers are directed to a loading bay or post room, we cannot accept responsibility for how the doughnuts are handled.

Finally, be advised that as it is a freshly made product, we are unable to re-deliver on any other day than that of the initial delivery date.

What if I need to leave a note about delivery?
If you have any additional information or special requests e.g. ‘Leave with security at front desk’, you will be given the opportunity to add this in during the checkout process. Please do not leave notes to the recipient or gift notes here.