Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Published May 26th 2019
Looking for somewhere to eat that doesn't follow the normal London protocol? Then look no further than Beigel Bake, Brick Lane's very own 24-hour bakery. Whether you're getting up for work in the middle of the night, coming home late from a crazy party, or simply just in need of a midnight snack, Beigel Bake is the place to go.
The eatery points to a time when the street signs of the east end of London were Yiddish, in light of the large Jewish community that populated Brick Lane and its surrounding streets in the late 19th century. The years passed and the community dispersed, but Beigel Bake remained, and still remains as popular as ever to this day.
Welcome to the iconic Brick Lane, home of Beigel Bake
In fact, it's so popular that both locals and tourists will queue out onto the streets just for one of the store's delicious bagels, with several celebrities reported to have also paid a visit over the years. You could find yourself lucky and be the first in an exciting line waiting for one of the thousands of bagels baked in-house every day, with all sorts of sweet treats also on the menu.
This traditional Jewish bakery is, however, renowned for that one single item that it almost solely represents, so be sure to try either the sumptuous smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, or indeed the stunning salt beef bagel that drives so many hungry customers off the streets and in through the doors every day.