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Beigel Bake, Brick Lane, London

Type of food: Bagels

Beigel Bake is the bagel shop with the white shop front in London’s Brick Lane. I have just posted about the Beigel Shop, the one with the yellow shop front, so for the sake of balance and because I think both are great, here are my thoughts on Beigel Bake. While the Beigel Shop is steeped in history, Beigel Bake has been established since 1974 so can also lay claim to being an institution on Brick Lane.

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Yellow beigel shop front

Beigel Shop, Brick Lane, London

Type of food: Bagels

A trip to London’s Brick Lane would not be complete without a visit to one of the two iconic bagel shops. Brick Lane is now more renowned for its curry houses so the two bagel shops hark back to older times. The Beigel Shop,  the one with the yellow shop front, was established in 1855 when the area was home to a large Jewish community. The community dispersed to North London, the synagogue is now a mosque but the Beigel Shop remains and has become an institution. The other shop, Beigel Bake, has the white shop front. Continue reading