Having traveled in Canada this summer – actually a postage stamp part of it really – Vancouver and Vancouver Island, which is about as big as England in itself – there is an array of places to discover as far as ating is concerned. Food trucks galore – and elaborate in the way only north amercians can do.
So we fund the following places by chance – it is not meant to be the best of BC, just places i went to who i though were great: good food, reasonable pricing and friendly service.
Jiggers fish and chips (
https://www.facebook.com/Jiggers-Fish-Chips-178163522220314/) was mouth wateringly good and would appear on any good food guide too, not just mine. They are truck in Uvclcuelet with inside and outside seating.
Bread and Honey cafe (
http://www.breadandhoneyfoodco.com/) was an oasis in Parksville : wonderful hash browns and was rather taken by serving cherry jam with the eggs.
( http://siegelsbagels.com/) in Vancouver is a must: watch the wood oven with wonder as bagels come out 24 * 7. Great Rosemary and rocksalt bagel with just cream cheese is wonderful.
Yesterday I catered for an event about
writing across generations, at Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield.
TD is a special place; they are nearing the end of their ‘fringe’ season; and in September they will be putting on
Departure Point – a space for new theatre.
I was really flattered when someone who had been at the writing event made a special effort to come to me to say what delicious food it was. She also said how wonderful the bagels were.
So what makes them special? They are vegan and organic and handmade, well yes that’s ok. Lots of bread is and it does make a difference.
Supermarket or mass produced
bagels often tastes like manufactured bread with a hole in it. When the bagles are t in the oven they are steam injetced first.
true bagels are boiled before baking ( there is a science to this too!).
And before the boiling that the long, slow second proving.
This is the power of the true bagel.
So these past 7 weeks at
Union Street has been great. Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported The Tower of Bagel.
The Tower of Bagel will be back in September: za’atr bagels will be set to return after good feedback on Monday, new styles of cream cheese mixed and a change of cakes.
Watch out too for books and bagels, a monthly event through the Autumn to encourage community reading and eating and talking.
Have a good summer,
The Tower of bagel will be back on September 5th
has said he has two bagels and watermelon for breakfast. Why not come along on Monday and do just that?
Next Monday, try our vegan TRT for breakfast (smoked tofu, rocket and tomato, with a lace of chilli sauce) and start the day with the Bulgarian flag.
Top this with a blueberry and cream cheese on a cinammon and raisin bagel (for your Finnish flag) and then slide down some watermelon (for some light relief).
Then play tennis!
lithuanian flag bagel
#wearebagelnations with this Lithuanian flag bagel whuch was very popular on Monday
Guacamole, cream cheese and houmus. The traditional Irish bagel?!
The Irish tricolour bagel seemed quite popular yesterday. (guacamole, cream cheese, morrocan houmus)
For a free bagel and salad combo next Monday (July 4th): suggest a vegetarian filling or a salad along the same lines. The best suggestion wins it (not brexit!).
Famously spinach was used by Popeye for ingestion of strength – something inspired by the supposedly incorrect quantities of iron available in the leaf.
Even so it is full of ‘good stuff’ (i wont get any more technical than that, plenty of
other places do though).
As important, it is delicious – so look out for vegan spinach soup at the TTOB Union Street pop-up next week., June 20th
From Monday June 13th, open every Monday through June and July from 9am to 4pm @ 18-20 Union Street, S1
Select the link to download a pdf of our menu for June 2016
Great event on Monday.
Feedback sheets indicate high level of satisfaction with the food and some suggestions about packaging to reduce wait times.
I will be working on that.