This weekend we didn’t get up to much except for our own Great New York bagel hunt. For some reason the hubby woke up on Saturday craving a bagel…but not just any bagel, the New York style bagel (yes, I too think he is pregnant). He remembered hearing from one of our friends that there was a place that made these in London so he did some serious internet searching and found Beigel Bake on Brick Lane (Brick Lane is normally where you go for curry). The added bonus was that not only does this place specialise in Bagels but it also serves salt beef which is another one of the hubby’s faves (aka Montreal smoked meat).
So we headed out for Biegel Bake (evidently Biegel is the East London way to spell bagel) on what seemed like the coldest day of the year…even for two Canadians we were dressed in layers with a hat and scarf and still froze. While waiting for the tube we saw this poster….guess it is a pretty popular place if tube adverts are talking about it.
Anyhoo we walked for a while down Brick Lane as in all the excitement, hubby neglected to take note of the address. We eventually found it and couldn’t help but love it. First of all literally all they had were bagels, it is open 7 days a week 24 hours a day AND, it was packed. Who would have thought that bagels were so popular, people were buying them by the dozen. We joined the crowd and got some bagles and each wolfed down a salt beef sandwich in the process.
Overall the bagel aficionado said they were good but not as good as Montreal bagels or Montreal smoked meat sandwiches but it filled his craving which is a good thing and now we have enough bagels to last us through the rest of the month. Like Relais de Venise, I think its a great example of a restaurant choosing a few things they are good at and sticking to them rather than trying to be all things for all stomachs….worked for us!