Long before Brick Lane became a hotbed of cereal cafes and artisanal donuts, it was a big centre for the Bengali community and even before that, London’s Jewish community. Beigel Bake is a relic of that era, but based on the queue for their smoked salmon bagel and legendary salt beef sandwich, you’d never know it. The food’s cheap but very good, and while the salt beef bagel isn’t quite as good as it’s been in years past, it’s hard to quibble with that much food for less than a fiver. The queue moves very fast, and it’s also good if you want sweet pastries. It’s also open 24 hours, so is handy for late night pit stops.
Where we've featured it
More spots in ShoreditchSee more
Two Lights is the Shoreditch restaurant an algorithm might design. It doesn’t quite add up, but, if you use it in the right way, it’s a good bet.
Wright Brothers Spitalfields
You can get a shellfish tower or a posh seafood dinner at Wright Brothers Spitalfields. Or, you can get oysters for a quid a pop, 3-6pm every day.
Dalston's Sông Quê makes some of the best Vietnamese food in London. Stop by for a casual group dinner or a quick bowl of pho.
More Deli spotsSee more
Neal’s Yard Dairy Borough Market Shop
One of the best places to buy great cheese in all of London, whether you’re looking for something to bring to a party or just to your couch.
Earl’s is an old-school deli and sandwich shop in the City of London that’s perfect for takeaway or a quick lunch.
Suggested by our writers
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more