Eat New York were running the first of many drink and food events, this time in collaboration with New York established 86 company at Corridor, so I grabbed publisher Chris to go down and check it out.
It was the first day of the recent heatwave and we were bordering on trollied. The bagels were good. Like, really good. We all opted for their Signature, a salt beef bagel with pickle slaw, rocket and French’s mustard (from £5).
I absolutely love salt beef and they have totally nailed it. Chris agreed and devoured his second like a Nile crocodile smothering a wounded gazelle.
“Eat New York is a food truck serving up fresh scoops of soft, fluffy, doughy, bagel heaven,” Jonathan Leathley, one of the trio of owners, told me. “We are on a mission to deliver big flavours to the people and stamp a bagel shaped ring on the street food scene.”
The recent burger renaissance has illustrated our unwavering love for dead good meat in a fancy sandwich of some sort. Universally-loved classics made from quality local ingredients, simply but effectively prepared. It’s the cornerstone of the best of street food.
Nevertheless, the company’s plans extend beyond great bagels and the typical street food vendor model with a series of events and collaborations with spirit brands and beers.
Prior to setting up the company with pals Sean and Callum, Jonathan was working as a barman in a variety of venues in town for as long as I can remember and more recently for Beautiful Drinks, so I have lofty expectations for the bagel and booze barnstormers in the pipeline.
Eat New York’s next food and drink event will be at Proof over the Bank Holiday weekend so get yourself down and try the salt beef. I highly recommend it, drunk or otherwise.
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Follow them on social media for updates on a load of events and appearances on a street near you soon.