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
Lunch at 42 Brushfield Street
We are hosting regular lunches upstairs at our dining room table at 42 Brushfield Street.
An example menu is on our events page and bookings can be made by telephoning 0207 247 2487 or in person at A.Gold.
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.
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
Teddy Grays Herbal Tablets
Grays of Dudley have been making sweets since 1826.
They are famous for their Herbal Tablets, perfect "for cold nights and mornings" and made to a secret recipe.
Photographer Martin Parr has made this charming short film about the company. www.teddygrays.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.
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© main photograph by Penny Blood
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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.
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