Bagels are one of the things I dearly miss about NYC. On my quest to find a replica in London I came across Brick Lane Bakery. While almost nothing will compare to an NYC bagel this can temporarily curb the longing. This little shop runs a tight business. Bagels are mostly pre made (so toasting is not an option) to keep people moving quickly and customers happy. There is no seating so all food is taken to the streets to go. My favourites are the bagel with salmon and cream cheese, and the salted beef bagel (which is the American version of corned beef) with a spicy English Mustard. Since it is open 24 hours it can be your round the clock dining option to throw into the rotation!
Location: 159 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB
Telephone: 020 7729 0616
Hours: open all 24 of them