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
We're looking for a new part-time member of staff to join our small team at A.Gold.
2-3 days per week including some weekend shifts by arrangement. We're looking for someone friendly, reliable, hard-working, un-flappable and conscientious - ideally with a knowledge of food and cooking.
Hand in your CV at the shop, or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Chocolate Society hand-make small batches of toffee honeycomb using honey from bees that live on a farm near their factory in Somerset. They then cover (indeed, 'enrobe') the cinder toffee with the finest Valrhona chocolate.
All tied up with a silk ribbon, these are an indulgent treat and the perfect gift. www.chocolate.co.uk
APRIL 2014: We have a delivery of 2013 honey from Urban Bees in King's Cross. Bees, gathering nectar from London Lime trees, give this set honey a light citrus flavour.
Follow us on Twitter for our latest honey updates.
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
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
'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.
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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.
Tuesday sandwich special: maple-glazed Gloucester Old Spot sausages, bacon, mustard and watercress. Hot food: smoked haddock Kedgeree with mango and ginger chutney.
Wednesday sandwich special: spiced salt beef, gherkins and English mustard. Hot food: Shepherd's pie and minted peas.
Thursday sandwich special: honey-roast chicken with sage & onion stuffing. Hot food: beef and Guinness casserole with mash and spring greens.
Friday: sandwich special: spicy lamb burger. Hot food: Toad-in-the-hole with mash and onion gravy.
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