Lillie O’Brien established London Borough of Jam in 2011, following five years as pastry chef at St John Bread & Wine. LBJ preserves are made in small batches, and cooked for a shorter time compared to generic brands.The flavour is honest and unadulterated; it is fruit-driven, rather than sugar-driven. When tasting LBJ preserves you will always taste the fruit first followed by the sugar and a special complimentary flavour. We use natural, unrefined sugars and no commercial pectins. LBJ preserves contain no more than 4 ingredients and are dairy free & vegan.
The preserves combine seasonal fruits – sourced in the UK, France, Italy and Spain – such as Victoria Plums, Greengages, Raspberries, Rhubarb and Seville Oranges with unusual additions such as bay leaf, cardamom, cocoa nibs, lemon verbena, wild fennel pollen and verjuice which we believe enhance the fruit flavours and maintain natural, respectful combinations. We can supply to cafes, restaurants and shops with both small 220g jars and large catering jars. We recommend serving LBJ spread upon toasted sourdough bread, mixed in bowls of hot porridge, or layered between cakes and with cheese. Please contact us directly for wholesale prices and our current stocklist.
The LBJ London flagship shop and cafe is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As well as the core range of jams (available to buy online) we sell small batches of seasonal specials, made in the café, that are on a monthly rotation, but sometimes new specials appear each week. You can stay up to date by signing up to our monthly newsletter below. The London Borough Of Jam recipe book ‘Five Season Of Jam’ can be bought in the LBJ shop, online, or from any good book shop!