This Brick Lane staple has been around for years, and serves as a remnant of the area’s Jewish past. While the bakery is not somewhere you would want to hang out long for – the bright white lights give it a clinical feel – the bagels are ridiculously cheap and very tasty, so it’s worth a visit.
A bagel and cream cheese will only set you back a mere £ 1 and they are made the proper way, by boiling then baking, creating the dense chewy consistency which is oh so more-ish. This makes a much welcomed change from most bagel store chains, who essentially serve bread rolls with a hole in the middle. Other fillings include smoked salmon, chopped herring and hot salt beef. Donuts and pastries are also made fresh daily.
Service is super quick and it’s open 24 hours, so after a night out on Brick Lane you can wander in for a bite, and find throngs of like-minded party-goers doing the same.
Beigel Bake | Coffee & tea, Snacks | Cream cheese bagel £ 1.30
159 Brick Lane
24 hours daily