A.Gold shop, Spitalfields, London
We're open Monday - Friday 10-4pm, weekends 11-5pm.
Welcome to A.Gold. We like to think of ourselves as a village shop in the City where you can buy a sandwich made to order, a cup of slow-brewed Monmouth filter coffee, a bag of traditional sweets and a homemade Scotch egg for later...read more about A.Gold
Urban Food Fortnight
A.Gold is supporting Urban Food Fortnight - London's celebration of the local produce being grown, produced and cooked on our doorstep which returns on 12 September - now in its third year.
Cafes, restaurants and shops have connected with London's gardens, allotments and small producers to showcase the best produce on offer in the city with special menus, promotions, one-off events and supper clubs.
We are promoting our special relationship with local honey producers. In the shop at the moment we have honey from Camilla at Capital Bee in London Fields and from Alison and Brian at Urban Bees in King's Cross. From the end of the month we will be welcoming back Postcode Honey from Barnes & Webb, with jars from EC2, N1, E8 and E5.
All of the urban food events and activities taking place can be found at: www.urbanfoodfortnight.org
A.Gold Salad Bar
Fancy a break from bread? We've introduced a rather special salad bar to the shop. Like our sandwich fillings and hot food, everything is prepared from fresh ingredients each morning in our kitchen upstairs.
You can add the special filling of the day to your salad box, any of the meats, cheeses or fish from the deli cabinet, or go light and just have the salad.
Homemade Scotch eggs
Royal grocer Fortnum & Mason claim to have invented Scotch eggs in the 18th Century. From such majestic beginnings they have become a rather nasty supermarket snack food but proper homemade Scotch eggs are a revelation.
We make them fresh every weekday (unless we're making homemade sausage rolls - but that's another story). A free-range boiled egg is encased in seasoned sausage meat, rolled in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. They are satisfying, truly delicious and have a loyal (some might say fanatic) following - we sell dozens a day. Try it cut in half with a dollop of hot English mustard.
If you can't get to the shop, or we've sold out (an all too common occurance), what about making your own? Our recipe is on the Cooking page.
Proper Marmalade from Cranfields
Multi-award winning and now re-branded as 'Proper Marmalade', Cranfields Seville and Pink Grapefruit marmalades really are the best of the best. In fact, their Pink Grapefruit was officially the World's Best Marmalade in 2012.
Both are handmade in Devon and packed with zesty fruit and peel. Properly good. www.cranfieldsfoods.co.uk
We currently have new season London Fields and King's Cross honey in stock.
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Jack of Clubs beer
'Jack of Clubs' is a bottle-conditioned, light ruby ale made by Wild Card Brewery. Malty sweetness gives way to a balanced hoppy bitterness from a blend of fragrant American hops.
This fine beer is complimented by a beautifully designed playing card label.
Wild Card have opened a rather fantastic bar in the industrial unit where they brew. Head over to Walthamstow to hang out at Unit 7, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street E17 9HQ. Alc. 4.5% vol. www.wildcardbrewery.co.uk
'Beautiful Flavour, Delicious Rich Cup' it says on the tin and we can only agree. A strong but smooth full-bodied blended tea made from loose East African leaves.
A firm favourite, customers buy tins and tins of it, sometimes so much we wonder how they can possibly drink it all.
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You can pre-order your sandwiches, salad boxes or hot food and beat the queue. Please phone 020 7247 2487 before 11.30am with your order.
This week, we're cooking:
You can choose the daily special as a sandwich or as a salad box:
Monday special: roast Gressingham duck leg with date & tamarind chutney. Hot food: pork and chorizo Jambalaya.
Tuesday special: maple-glazed Gloucester Old Spot sausages with bacon, mustard & watercress. Hot food: chilli con carne with basmati rice and sour cream.
Wednesday special: roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing. Hot food: lamb and chickpea casserole with couscous.
Thursday special: pulled pork and spicy coleslaw. Hot food: salmon fishcakes with French beans and tartare sauce.
Friday special: roast chicken breast, homemade mayo and rocket. Hot food: cottage pie with minted peas.
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A.Gold is a member of The East End Trades Guild