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Beigels Already

June 11, 2020
by the gentle author

Debbie Shuter’s short film ‘Beigels Already’ was shot at Brick Lane Beigel Bakery in 1992. Watch out for appearances by some familiar local characters, including Mr Sammy looking youthful and sassy.

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Night at Brick Lane Beigel Bakery

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  1. Marie-Anne Knight permalink
    June 11, 2020

    Now I want a whole plate of smoked salmon with cream cheese and salt beef with mustard beigals!

    I would be in there every day if I lived in the area.

  2. June 11, 2020

    This took me right back in time……. a regular haunt after a good Saturday night out with friends.
    Brilliant beigels, brilliant banter and my dad was always pleased that the Sunday paper was on the kitchen table when he got up…thanks to me rolling home in the small hours of the morning. Happy days.

  3. Nicholas permalink
    June 11, 2020

    May I say that these are the best bagel in
    London.When I’m in the area always try and visit. However really sad to hear the news of the family death a yr or two ago.

  4. Chris Webb permalink
    June 11, 2020

    I have never had dinner at Claridges but like that lady I would prefer a salt beef beigel. Smoked salmon and cream cheese – not so much!

    It’s interesting to hear how the accents from less than 30 years ago have changed. People don’t speak like that any more.

    Does anybody remember the tiny backstreet/upstairs Indian “restaurants” in the area? Not unduly concerned with any food safety regulations or licensing laws but totally authentic.

  5. Annie S permalink
    June 11, 2020

    What a great film – such a legendary shop.
    Great characters too – I see Molly Parkin singing the praises of their bagels!

  6. paul loften permalink
    June 11, 2020

    You will never get a Bagal that tastes as good as a Beigal

  7. Robin permalink
    June 11, 2020

    So wonderful to hear people talking about their delight in these bagels, and to see the fabulous team producing them. Such a great community gathering place.

  8. June 11, 2020

    What a wonderful film. What an incredible place! People were more fun thirty years ago, more open, less uptight.

  9. June 11, 2020

    If I could get a plane from Canada to England, that it would be the first place I’d run too!!!??????

  10. Saba permalink
    June 11, 2020

    Beautiful place. Beautiful video that brought tears to my eyes. The music. Everyone is so happy. Carpe Diem! We’ll never pass this way again.

  11. June 12, 2020

    What a wonderful piece of social history. Loved it. It’s been many years since I visited Brick Lane, but did a case study on it – and the London Docklands – when I did my degree, so a place close to my heart – and helped me get my BA Hons.

  12. mike permalink
    January 13, 2021

    last visited about 5 years ago, great portion sizes still, shame about the rpices, IIRC nearly 4 1/2 quid for a salt beef with mustard!!! Chola still good, as was the apple danishes. An institution, rightly so, but not cheap any more…

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