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London’s Best Bagel Part Two-Brick Lane

April 24, 2011


Beigel Bake (159 Brick Lane), plain bagel 25p salt beef bagel £3.50, 4/5 Beigel Shop (155 Brick Lane), plain bagel 25p salt beef bagel £3.40, 3/5 The first Jewish area in London wasn’t Golders Green, Stoke Newington or Hendon but Brick Lane. As a self-confessed bagel addict with an average bagel consumption rate of 15/week, […]

The Best Chelsea Buns@Flour Station, Borough Market

April 24, 2011


Bakery, 5*/5, Price £2.50 for a Chelsea Bun, website These Chelsea Buns are simply amazing. They’re incredibly dense but soft, packed full of currants and really buttery – the best pastry to grace Borough Market. I make a beeline for these every time I go. The BBC recipe for Chelsea buns calls for 40g of […]

William Curley, Belgravia

April 7, 2011


Food 3/5,  Price ~£3 per cake,  Atmosphere 2/5 William A Curley is an overrated, posh chocolatier in overrated, posh Belgravia supplying overrated, posh restaurants. Most of my feeds on Google Reader are from food blogs and chocolate blogs, so I’d read a lot about Curley’s new products – posh versions of classic chocolate confections. I […]

London’s Best Bagel Part One-Golders Green

January 23, 2011


I’ve finally begun my quest for the holey grail that is London’s best bagel. First destination – Golders Green. (I plan to do Brick Lane when it’s warmer.) Having been to secondary school in a Jewish area, I feel that I’m a perfectly qualified critic of authentic bagels. Here, I focus on the plain bagel. […]

Beard Papa’s, Soho

September 15, 2010


This shop is now reported to be closed. For cream puffs nearby, head to Princi on Wardour St. Choux bun cafe and shop, Food 3/5, Price £1.40/bun, Waiting time <5 mins, Atmosphere 2/5 website Beard Papa’s is a decent Choux-bun specialist with a branch conveniently located on Oxford street, as well as all over the […]

Fala Fills, Fulham

August 28, 2010


Falafel street stall, Food 5/5, Price under £5, Waiting time 5mins, Address North End Road, opposite Coomer Place, SW6. 5 minutes walk from West Brompton or Fulham Broadway, North End Road is a great Saturday lunchtime destination with its dead-cheap fresh produce market and, of course,  Fala Fills. The perfectly seasoned falafels are crunchy on […]

Caffe Forum, Gloucester Road

August 26, 2010


Café, Food 3/5, Price under £5, Waiting time 10 mins, Atmosphere 5/5 Caffe Forum is the only student haunt fit for lingering and drawn out chatting on touristy Gloucester Road. They have a perpetual buy one get one pizza offer, which allows you to share two large pizzas between three people and pay just £2.32 […]