A.Gold shop, Spitalfields, London
Welcome to A.Gold
We're open weekdays 10-4pm & Saturdays 12-5pm
Welcome to A.Gold. We like to think of ourselves as a village shop in the City where you can pick up a handmade sandwich, a tin of 'Perfect' tea, a cup of slow-brewed filter coffee and a homemade Scotch egg for later.
Every weekday we cook our daily lunch specials in the kitchen upstairs. Along with our special sandwich/salad box of the day - always something a bit indulgent, like pulled pork and spicy coleslaw or roast chicken with herb stuffing - we also cook a dish of the day which may be a traditional pie or an old-school surprise such as poached salmon with parsley sauce or a hearty venison casserole...read more about A.Gold
A.Gold food: salad bar
In true A.Gold style, we lay out a rather special salad bar during weekday lunchtimes. Like our sandwich fillings and dish of the day, 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 or any of the meats, cheeses, smoked salmon, pies or a Scotch egg from the deli cabinet. Alternatively, 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.
Products: on our shelves
We have King's Cross honey from Urban Bees at the moment.
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A fantastic sauce for all homesick Northerners and curious Southerners. Henderson's Relish is a fruity and spicy sauce made in Sheffield for over 100 years to a closely guarded secret recipe.
Boasting a fierce and loyal following (we're talking tattoos here), Hendo's can be used in so many ways - to flavour roast meats, soups and stews, to add flavour and depth to anything from homemade coleslaw to a cheese toastie.
What is a Knob? This unique savoury biscuit has been made by the Moores family in Bridport, Dorset, since 1880. Three separate bakings lasting a total of four hours create a light, very crispy biscuit, shaped like a door knob.
They are usually enjoyed with cheese, especially something soft and runny, although you can spread them with jam or honey or even use them as an instant dumpling by adding them to a stew or casserole.
A 'Knob throwing festival' is held annually in Dorset and is great fun (we've been). www.moores-biscuits.co.uk
Please note: we now have more Campbell's Tea - both in tins and in refill packs
'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.
For those of you who love the tin but love the tea more, we now have the handy refill packs, ideal to top-up your tin with.
This week, we're cooking:
You can choose the daily special as a sandwich or as a salad box:
Monday special: Roast duck, date and tamarind chutney and watercress. Dish of the day: Baked salmon with new potatoes, green beans and homemade mayonnaise.
Tuesday special: Pork and leek sausages with coleslaw. Dish of the day: Macaroni ham and cheese.
Wednesday special: Roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing. Dish of the day: Seafood and chorizo paella.
Thursday special: Sorry, no special today. Dish of the day: Tuna fishcakes with green beans and homemade tartare sauce.
Friday special: Roast chicken breast, homemade mayonnaise and rocket. Dish of the day: Rabbit, leek and cider pie with buttered peas.
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You can pre-order your sandwich, salad box or dish of the day and beat the queue. Please phone 020 7247 2487 before 11.30am with your order.
A.Gold is on Shopikon
A.Gold is a member of The East End Trades Guild