A.Gold shop, Spitalfields, London
Happy Christmas from A.Gold
A.Gold is made for Christmas. Our tiny, atmospheric shop - a village shop in the City - is located on the ground floor of a Georgian townhouse in Spitalfields. We've filled it to the brim with hand-picked festive foodie treats. We love the shop at this time of year and hope you will too.
Christmas & New Year opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10-4pm (open late until 7pm 12/13th & 19/20th Dec)
Christmas Eve - open until about 3pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day & 27th Dec - closed
28/29th December weekend - open 11-5pm
30/31st December - open 10-4pm
1st January 2014 - closed
2nd & 3rd Janaury - open 10-4pm
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.
London honey & honeycomb
At the moment we have honey from Urban Bees in King's Cross and a limited supply of London Fields Honey. We also have some EC2 homeycomb from Barnes & Webb.
Follow us on Twitter for our latest honey updates.
Gosnells London Mead
A new take on mead. Still fermented from honey, Tom Gosnell makes mead with a lighter, drier taste than traditional mead and a lower alcoholic content (5.5% compared to the usual 12-15%).
Reducing the sweetness reveals the delicate floral notes of the honey and makes Gosnells more refreshing, more quaffable. Surely a good thing. www.gosnells.co.uk
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
Just like you remember them when you were six. In all their multi-coloured, nostalgic glory, we weigh our sweets out by the quarter (or 100 grams for those too young to know what on earth a 'quarter' is).
Lemon bonbons, jelly babies, sweet peanuts, lemon fizzers, cherry lips, rhubarb & custard, liquorice torpedoes, milk bottles, candy whistles. Can't decide? Try a mixture in a little paper bag. Go home happy.
'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.
See more of our products
© photograph by Penny Blood
Tweets by @agoldshop
You can pre-order your weekday sandwiches or hot food and beat the queue. Please phone 020 7247 2487 before 11.30am with your order.
This week, we're cooking:
All sandwiches are served with a choice of sauces and salad.
Monday sandwich special: honey-glazed Gloucester Old Spot sausages with bacon, mustard & watercress. Hot food: salmon kedgeree with mango chutney.
Tuesday sandwich special: roast Gressingham duck leg with date and tamarind chutney and watercress. Hot food: beef and Guinness casserole with mustard mash.
Wednesday sandwich special: slow-roast pork shoulder, homemade apple sauce and watercress. Hot food: roast marmalade Poussin with couscous.
Thursday sandwich special: honey-roast chicken with herb and onion stuffing. Hot food: chilli con carne, basmati rice and sour cream.
Friday sandwich special: three-bird roast with sausage stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce. Hot food: cauliflower cheese with bacon and green beans.
We are now serving warming soup every weekday lunchtime through the autumn and winter months. Homemade every morning, there's a different recipe daily. Served with chunks of bread. £3.50.
A.Gold is on Shopikon
A.Gold is a member of The East End Trades Guild