A.Gold shop, Spitalfields, London
Christmas 2014 at A.Gold
Our tiny, historic shop is packed with Christmas goodies once again this year.
Wooden boxes of Turkish delight, bottles of Mead, chocolate gold bars, mulled wine sachets, Christmas blend teas - these are a few of our favourite things at this time of year.
We are also taking orders for proper hams, festive pies, rich parfaits and H.Forman's renowned smoked salmon. From 12th December we will be stocking a small, carefully chosen selection of British farmhouse cheeses. Read more on our Christmas page...
We're open Monday - Friday 10-4pm, weekends 11-5pm.
Christmas opening times:
Thursday 18th & Friday 19th December - open late to 7pm
Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd - open late to 7pm
Christmas Eve - open until 3pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th & 28th December - closed
Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th December & New Year's Eve - open 10-4pm
New Year's Day & Friday 2nd January - closed
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th January - open 11-5pm
Monday 5th January - open as usual 10-4pm
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
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.
Two gins distilled and blended in a railway arch in Bermondsey recall the golden era of London gin-making in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Jensen's Bermondsey Dry is a recreation of a lost style of London dry gin. Designed to emulate the gins of the early 20th century, it is a more balanced recipe - less juniper-centric, smooth and rounded - it's perfect for a classic dry martini.
Old Tom is faithful to a 1840's recipe, and unique that it is unsweetened. Rooty, spicy and complex, it's fantastic for cocktails and wonderful gin & tonics. www.bermondseygin.com
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Wild Card beers
Three beers from East End brewery Wild Card.
'Jack of Clubs' is a light ruby ale. Malty sweetness gives way to a balanced hoppy bitterness from a blend of American hops. 4.5% alc. vol.
'Queen of Diamonds' is an IPA with a complex citrus flavour and fresh bitter edge. 5% alc. vol.
'King of Hearts' - a light, refreshing and fragrant blonde beer, brewed with lager malts. 4.5% alc. vol.
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. 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 turkey breast, sausage stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce. Hot food: Baked salmon with new potatoes, French beans and parsley sauce.
Tuesday special: maple-glazed Cumberland sausages, wrapped in bacon with mustard and watercress. Hot food: cottage pie and minted garden peas.
Wednesday special: roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing. Hot food: duck and chorizo rice with braised winter greens.
Thursday special: pulled pork, mustard and spicy coleslaw. Hot food: beef and Guinness casserole with mustard mash.
Friday special: honey-roasted chicken breast, homemade mayonnaise and rocket. Hot food: Toad-in-the-hole with mash and onion gravy.
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A.Gold is a member of The East End Trades Guild