One of the biggest complaints New Yorkers have when they arrive in London is the lack of a decent bagel and limited choice of what there is.
Back home they are used to large bagels in a choice of a dozen or more flavours. But here in London, you are lucky if you can find a bakery that offers bagels in more than three flavours.
One of the better bagels you can get is from the Hendon Bagel Bakery and they certainly offer more than three flavours.
On a recent Sunday morning investigation of what delights they had, the bagel basket contained something not often seen in the UK - pumpernickel.
This dark brown looking bagel is pretty rare site. Pumpernickel is a sourdough type of bread which is made from rye.
As an alternative to a plain bagel it makes a real treat. Taste-wise, it fills you up more than any other type of bagel and tastes very substantial when eaten.
One of the best ways or serving pumpernickel is just with cream cheese. Simple and easy.
As well as pumpernickel, Hendon Bagel Bakery also offers sesame seed, poppy seed and of course plain.
At 35p for a flavoured bagel, it is also very good value for money.
For more information: Hendon Bagel Bakery, 55-57 Church Road, London, NW4.