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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
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Published July 26th 2012
An East End institution serving food anyone can afford

Come day or night, should you be walking around Brick Lane, there's only one place to go (well one of two) if you're feeling a bit peckish - head down Beigel Bake.

Nothing less than an East End institution, Beigel Bake is a 24-hour open sandwich shop, with an obvious speciality in bagels - which you can buy with a multitude of fillings for incredibly competitive prices. Some of the most common types available are salmon and cream cheese and egg, though probably by far the most popular is the Salt beef bagel, a bagel filled to the brim with salted beef cut straight from a slab of meat kept near the window display, which is topped off with gherkins and mustard to taste, the flavour being both sweet and salty at the same time.

Should you have just woke up in the morning, or in fact just dropped out of one of the nearby clubs, and feel more in the need of a sugar rush than a bagel, you are also catered for, as the shop has many confections available for you - everything from pastries to cheesecakes, individual pies to éclairs, there is plenty for those with a sweet tooth to enjoy.

You can trust in the sign outside, as this place never seems to close, being open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and being that you can buy their wares for pennies rather than pounds, it is available to all - so also one of the best ways to see a cross section of East London life while eating at their counter - now you can't say fairer than that.

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Why? Good bagels served cheap 24 hours a day - what's there not to like?
When: Anytime
Where: 159 Brick Lane, E1 6SB
Cost: Super cheap - most filled bagels cost just over a pound - salt beef is more, but worth it
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