Carmelli is one of those places that’s spoken of in hushed, excited tones. Walk around north west London with a Carmelli box sticking out of your bag and you’ll more than likely get an approving nod, or a question as to whether you’re gonna finish that. The Golders Green kosher bakery has been around since the late 80s and the reverence that their baked goods receive is for good reason. Their bagels are perfectly sized, not too fat, and favour chew over texture when it comes to the crust. As for the rest, well, just try walking out of here without a box of rugelach.
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