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