The Hendon Bagel Bakery is a small Jewish sandwich bar that offers a range of bagels like sesame, wholemeal, wheat etc. You can get a variety of fillings. It is a bit misleading to call it a bagel store as although it does sell bagels it also offers sandwiches, croissants, and dessert stuff like cheesecakes.
The service is very polite and the quality is good. You can sit in or you can take away. This is a good place to stop by and grab a sandwich or cake and hot drink.
This is a tidy, open space along a strip of somewhat underwhelming shops in Hendon. I was glad to have found it. The pastries are gorgeous, and, for the calorie and coin counter, some are 'mini' versions of the usual-sized goodies (think: croissants, pain au chocos, and sows' ears--don't know what ya'll call 'em here) at a fraction of the price.
The loaves of bread (challah, white, wheat, light rye) seem to come both bagged and unbagged. The bagels are displayed in open baskets out on the floor and appear to be sold singly. Help yourself...to a pair of tongs! I was surprised and happy to see the tongs. Too bad there weren't any judiciously placed near the unbagged loaves. I stood next to a man who picked up around five separate loaves of wheat (and one bagette) in both hands in order to caress their middles and squeeze gently on their crusts. At one point it looked as if he were going to bring a loaf up to his ear. I expect he was hoping to hear the ocean. After all the fingering, he actually bought one!
I bought a small, bagged rye loaf for £1.55. After watching the 'Bread Whisperer' do his thing on the wheat loaves, I left the naked bagels untouched. I'll be back, however, for some Hammentaschen and mini sows' ears!
The Hendon Bagel Bakery is a fantastic place to get a freshly made bagel. They are absolutely yummy and the bread always tastes very fresh. As do the ingredients, you can mix and match any to your choice, just like as if you were in subways. They also put in quite a lot of filling so you get good value for money. My personal favourite is classic cream cheese, salmon and cucumber! The staff are also kind and courteous and I would definitely be back again! All in all I would recommend the bagel bakery to anyone looking for a quick snack!
Deliciously fresh bread made everyday, everytime I walk past i'm am enticed by the fragrence and buy some bagels or a loaf. I'd recommend it.
I often buy fresh made bread from there. It is really fantastic and inexpensive. Only one negative thing about them they are out of my favourite bread quite often. Maybe they have to bake some more of its kind. Thanks!
Such a disaapointment! Have driven past this place several times & we always fancied it, tempted by the words 'bagel bakery'. We were so excited, expecting lovely warm fresh bagels, dripping with melting cream cheese instead we got pre-wrapped pre-prepared COLD pieces of rubber with some foul tasting cream cheese in it! I could not even eat mine, it was so rubbery even though I was very hungry! For that privilege, I paid £2 & was still hungry!
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