Brick Lane has always been famous for curries, markets and bagels. The two bagel shops, separated by a couple of shop fronts have always divided customers into two camps – those who preferred Beigel Bake and those who, like myself, favoured the Beigel Shop.
Sadly, as this article from Time Out writes, the latter has closed its doors today, after being evicted. I always preferred this smaller shop and its amazing selection of not just bagels, but cakes, pastries and samosas. Both bagel shops are delicious, but I just always found myself more drawn to Beigel Shop over Beigel Bake.
Let’s hope this isn’t the last we hear of them!