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Welcome to 2019 on PlusMinus Magazine. We thought we would kick off the new year with a post all about a great snack. Today we are talking about the humble bagel. 

The bagel as we are sure you are aware, is a bread product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland. It is traditionally a ring, that is first boiled for a short time and then baked. The result is a dense, chewy, doughy interior with a browned and sometimes crisp exterior. We are hungry already. 

Whist we wouldn’t have a clue where to start if we for some reason found ourselves tasked with making these on the Great British Bake Off. To be honest, there are so many great places in London to get an amazing bagel, why should we. 

Keep reading to find the 7 Best bagels in London, no baking required. 

1. Beigel Bake | 159 Brick Ln, E1 6SB

A good place to start is a traditional bagel. Head to Beigel Bake on brick lane, for what is known in those parts as a London institution.

 
 
 
 
 
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A local haunt for late night revellers on their way home from a good night out, Beigal Bake makes some of the saltiest warmest delights money can buy. 

2. The London Bagel Co | 6 Lamb St, E1 6EA

Home to the Bagel Burger, with ground steak, a fried egg and salt beef. Say goodbye to a plain old bun, and trade in your brioche because the bagel burger is the next big thing.

 
 
 
 
 
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This whole thing looks absolutely mouthwatering and quite honestly we need one right now

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3. B Bagel | 236D Fulham Road, SW10 9NB

B Bagel are an authentic bagel bar & delicatessen. Creating handcrafted stone-baked bagels using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. With a plethora of flavours available, this is a great destination for any bagel lover.

 
 
 
 
 
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However, the added bonus is that the Bagles are made live in store. You can go and watch, so we can all learn how bagels are made. 

4. Rinkoffs Bakery | 224 Jubilee Street, E1 3BS

Home of the rainbow bagel. Instagram’s tastiest trending snack. A swirl of technicolour may not add anything to the bagel itself, however, your choice of filling will.

 
 
 
 
 
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Rinkoffs will make it how you choose, but the Oreo cream cheese grabbed our attention. 

5. Carmelli Bakery | 126-128 Golders Green Rd, NW11 8HB

The Carmelli Bakery will not win when it comes to fillings, or innovation. What they do the best is make incredible traditional Bagels that most would say are some of the best.

 
 
 
 
 
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The shop is open late, so you can get your bagel fix at ANY time. This means you get to enjoy all the bagel goodness at home, what could be better. 

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6. The Good Egg | Kingly Court, Kingly St, Soho, W1B 5PW

The Good egg is a Soho based bagel destination. With serious bagel knowledge sourced from all over the world, The Good Egg has to be on your list if you want the best bagels in London.

 
 
 
 
 
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We are especially keen on their Pastrami-cured trout with dill, capers and red onion on a hand-rolled Montreal-style bagel

7. The Barbary | 16 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9DP

The Barbary is home to the freshly baked Jerusalem style bagel. This artisanal product is a great alternative to all the other bagels on the market.

 
 
 
 
 
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Great to eat on the go, or have them with humous or baba ghanoush.