Beigel Bake – an East London Institution

The Brick Lane Beigal Shop – a family run business full of East London history, tradition and astoundingly delicious bagels. My Great Grandparents on my Jewish side used to shop for their bagels and their challah there.

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On Sundays you will find a line around the shop and out the door into the road, but if you are out in Brick Lane for the Sunday Market, I can give you a right-handed-three-fingered-girl-guides promise that it is worth the wait.

Esme was visiting London so I took her there to try these traditional London Bagels.

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As you walk in, the smell of freshly cooked bagels, challah and pastries fill your nostrils, making your eyes a lot bigger than your stomach.

There is a variety of fillings to choose from. My favourites are the smoked salmon with butter (£1.30) and the salt beef with English mustard (£3.20).

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The chew of the bagel is what makes it and these bagels have the perfect chew and are not dry whatsoever.

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The salt beef is home made and delicious. It falls apart and melts in your mouth and is not too salty. With the English mustard to give the perfect kick.


4 thoughts on “Beigel Bake – an East London Institution

  1. I love beigel bakes too! Salt beef and mustard is my fave. Whenever we are in London we make a point of visiting, usually very early before we have to get our train back to Edinburgh, and buy our breakfast plus a sackful of like belt chewy bagels. Ps thanks for following food to glow 🙂

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