Beigal bake is the most famous bagel shop in the whole of London and people come for all over for their salt beef bagels.
It’s been open since 1982 and you can get your bagel fix 24 hours a day 7 days a week! London’s answer to the drunk and hungry instead of the usual kebab and chips at 3 am!
Being as famous as it is, you can always expect a long queue running out the door with hungry tourists and locals alike.
Fortunately, service is fast, efficient and for want of a better word kinda harsh.
It’s East End charm means it’s rough around the edges and if you’re thinking of a cute bagel shop with pretty food then think again. You won’t get anything fancy but you will get something great.
Their bagels are handmade in store and while you wait you can see piles of dough being kneaded, and hundreds of them being rolled and baked. All in the tiny kitchen at the back.
At the same time, you can see their signature salt beef being cut ready for stuffing too.
They do traditional fillings such as smoked salmon, cream cheese and even thrown some Nutella in there too! Heck, you can buy a plain one for 30p and do whatever you like with it!
Of course, if you’re going to have one it has to be their famous salt beef with all the fixings.
Cut fresh as you queue, it’s generously stuffed into a homemade bagel and topped with gherkins and mustard.
So if you’re looking for something to do in London on a Sunday stroll to Spitalfields market, wander down through brick lane and eventually end at Beigal bake. Sounds like a good Sunday! Oh yeah and a bit of a paparazzi moment here’s snap of the original owner!
Quick tip – Don’t get it confused with the Beigel Shop masquerading as this famous store just a few doors up.
Beigel Bake is white, Beigel Shop is yellow!
Address: 159 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB
Telephone: 020 7729 0616
Nearest Station: Shoreditch Highstreet