BBagel Bagels are London’s Answer to NYC Bagels

Held tightly in the hand of New Yorkers on their morning commute, the humble bagel fits like a glove into a city lifestyle. Prepared in a flash and enjoyed on the go, it’s a meal that thrives amongst those who haven’t a moment to spare. And now, the beloved bagel is taking London by storm. However, we’re adopting it as far more than just a convenient breakfast food. In fact, many will agree that it’s in a league of its own when it comes to the bread roll- the perfect base for an indulgent brunch, a treat-yourself lunch, and even a cheeky snack. So, where might you get your hands on one of these delightful goods, you ask? Follow the delicious, wafting smell of freshly baked bread and look out for the signs for BBagel– with locations scattered around London and 35 years of experience in bagel baking, there’s no better place for your next fix.

Put yourself in this scenario: your computer’s digital clock is reading after 12pm, and your mind is drifting towards the daily lunch menu. There’s the usual contenders: the refrigerated egg and mayo sandwich from the nearby corner shop or the overpriced salad bowl of lettuce and dry chicken breast. However, this afternoon, you decide to think outside the pre-packaged lunch box. In fact, it may even dawn on you that you don’t have to sacrifice taste and enjoyment for convenience and time at all, because a golden-glazed bagel filled with tasty meats, veggies, and spreads awaits. 

With branches dotted around central London, you might be blessed with a BBagel just around the corner from your office. If not, there’s always the option of delivering it straight to your desk via Deliveroo. Fresh from the oven, these bagels are made with only the finest ingredients and no additives, providing you with the midday fuel you truly deserve. Why not pair your bagel with a chilled smoothie, fresh juice, or invigorating coffee to wash it down? What’s more, just one order from BBagel can fulfill a whole day’s needs, with pastries like pistachio cannolis and lemon drizzle slices to help you arise from that 3pm slump, as well as granola pots and overnight puddings for a lighter breakfast.

With all of this said, there’s simply no denying the utter joy and convenience that it offers to the rushed city-slicker. However, separating it from the typical in-and-out delis found on the streets of Manhattan, BBagel also encourages their customers to take a moment to truly enjoy their meal- to sit back, relax, and to relish in each bite. This can be done in their designated seated areas, where an additional side salad is served along with a menu of specific eat-in dishes, such as a hearty shakshuka in a slow-cooked tomato and pepper sauce. Why not grab your favourite work colleague and indulge in a well-overdue office-gossip over a bagel or two? 

Perhaps you’ve escaped the daily grind entirely. Instead, you’re exploring Camden Market on a sunny weekend, or partaking in some retail therapy amongst Soho’s stylish streets. With a BBagel in walking distance, a bagel break is always a good idea. Should the typical fillings not tickle your fancy, why not try chicken schnitzel, roasted aubergine, and barbecue-mushrooms instead? For those who have parted ways with wheat, we come bearing great news. That’s right, gluten-free bagels are an option, and they’re wonderfully soft, moist, and fluffy- all of the qualities gluten-free alternatives typically lack. What’s more, the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and cautious, knowing to refrain from using the shared toaster for fear of cross-contamination. It is said that a great bagel should never need toasting, so we can confirm the gluten-free bagels pass the quality test with flying colours. 

In conclusion, if you’re on the hunt for golden bagels with superior fillings at an affordable price, your search ends here. With fast, friendly service and an option for everyone, it’s needless to say, we’ll be returning for our next fix. Care to join us?

Josie Wilkins

Josie is a Journalism graduate from Galway, Ireland. In her free time, she writes for her blog, Naturally Fuelled (@josiewilkins on instagram). When she isn't writing, she enjoys playing the one song she knows on the piano, 'I Giorni', saving the postman from her aggressive Shorkie, and defending brussels sprouts as an all-year-round snack!