It’s a burger. It’s a bagel. Oh my God, it’s a burger on a bagel. The London Bagel Co has launched a menu of bagel burgers ranging from rather healthy to extra indulgent.
Appropriately enough, I had The London Bagel Co’s signature “Fat Bastard” burger at a recent tasting event. A Beigel Bake bagel filled with 6oz of British grain-fed beef, homemade salt beef, fried egg, American cheese and salad, that burger had me and my belly set for the next several hours. I tasted really yummy too.
But beyond the burger/bagel novelty what impressed my palate most was the awesome and ultra tender salt beef. In fact, I reckon the boys behind this Bagel Co are doing themselves a disservice by not calling their business a Salt Beef Co. Next time (and, yeah, I’d be inclined to have a bite again) I might go with The OG Breakfast (salt beef, American cheese, and fried egg on a bagel).
Other items on offer include The Luca (beef patty, grilled halloumi, wild rocket, homemade apple chilli jam), The Samih (homemade falafel, grilled halloumi, yoghurt, apple and mint dressing, wild rocket and salad), and The Salmon Supreme (Scottish smoked salmon, cream cheese, black pepper, lemon and dill).
Prices for bagel burgers are around £7 to £8.
Look for The London Bagel Co at Old Spitafields Market (near Lamb Street entrance), E1 6E2, and at various events across London and the UK. Find out more at facebook.com/thelondonbagelco.