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Division 194 at The King & Co

Po-boy purveyors, Division 194, have set up shop in the kitchen of Clapham pub The King & Co for the next several weeks with a menu oozing with New Orleans inspiration and a dash of American gourmand excess. Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London of 2016

No joke. It is still possible (if slightly less likely than this time last year) to eat well with only a fiver to spend. And not only in the hinterland! Three of the six establishments listed below as my preferred cheap eats are in Zone 1 and extremely easy to access. The other three? Hello Waltham Forest, you big gorgeous borough full of yummy East London treats of reasonable price and generous proportion. Continue reading

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La Petite Grocery | #TCEatsNOLA

Elegant and indulgent, novel and authentic, worldly and homespun, fine and funky: my uptown lunch at La Petite Grocery was a gourmet dream of gourmand extravagance. Had I ever been presented with a richer, more inventive meal – even among … Continue reading

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Parkway Bakery & Tavern | #TCEatsNOLA

The folks at Parkway Bakery & Tavern reckon they do the best po-boy/po’ boy/poor boy in Louisiana. Maybe. Although some fans of this famous sandwich of New Orleans origin would suggest you need only go about five miles uptown for a taste of a worthy contender. Whatever the case, Parkway has been making authentically delicious and massive po-boys since 1911 – and you’d be a fool to fault ‘em for it. Continue reading

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Whaam Banh Mi Celebrates its First Anniversary

Congratulations to Whaam Banh Mi for reaching a first full year of trading – and cheers for celebrating your big bday by offering folks the chance to have a taste of your ace sandwiches for free. Continue reading

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Optimal Lunch at Opso in Marylebone

Greek restaurant Opso has introduced a new range of lunch box sandwiches to its menu. The sandwiches are priced at £7 each and are served in a koulori sesame seed bun with a side of hand cut chips and homemade tartar aioli. Continue reading

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The Bell & Brisket Kitchen Takeover at The Barley Mow, Shoreditch

I’ve known Bel Shapiro – owner of The Bell & Brisket – for a number of years now and have been a fan of her “seriously pimped up salt beef bagels” all the while. I’ve also very much admired how she’s resisted any trendy urges to “go burger” along with the hipster tide and rather has looked to more local gourmand traditions to come up with something yummy that’s no less “street” and certainly just as zeitgeist-y as any other London grub you’re apt to sink your teeth into. Continue reading

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Piled High and Fantastically Assembled Sarnies: Cafe Mish, Shepherd Market

I can’t claim to live in Mayfair, but any given week sees me passing through there multiple times. So a new (and good!) place to eat that doesn’t require making a reservation, refinancing my mortgage, or wearing fancy clothes is a most welcome addition. Continue reading

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International Street Food Challenge: Copper and Wheat’s Croque Monsieur au Comté

I had a lot of fun foraging my foodie way through TravelSupermarket’s International Street Food Challenge a couple of weeks ago in Shoreditch. The free event offered guests the chance to sample a variety of authentic and delicious dishes cooked by a variety of vendors from around the world. Most of the traders on hand were from London. However, flown in all the way from Copenhagen was the popular duo of Frenchy gourmand maestros: Copper and Wheat. Continue reading

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Whaam! Win Free Banh Mi for a Week | Get a Free Americano with Purchase of Sandwich

About two months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing Vietnamese style sandwich shop, Whaam Banh Mi, near Piccadilly Circus. Now, I’m teeming up with this friendly little Soho eatery to offer one reader a week’s worth of banh mi for free and the opportunity for everybody to get a free cup of coffee over the next week. Continue reading

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Potbelly Brings Chicago-Style Made-to-Order Sandwiches to Westfield Stratford City

Truly impressed and way more excited than I expected to be, I’m dying to go back – on an empty stomach – to devour more. Continue reading

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Whaam Banh Mi, Great Windmill Street, Soho

Man oh man, I love banh mi and the recent years proliferation of places stuffin’ full and thick across London is a delicious thing indeed – and one that just got tastier with the launch of Whaam Banh Mi. Continue reading

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Souli: Friendly Marylebone Takeaway with a Fine Dining Focus

Open now for a couple of months, Souli is a small and attractive takeaway in the heart of Marylebone. I had an exceptionally satisfying lunch there about a week back, finished up by one of of the best espressos I’ve had in London this year. According to affable owner, Hella Souli, the concept behind her eponymous eatery is to offer “high end restaurant quality” food in an efficient and friendly cafe setting – fine takeaway if you will. Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: NOLA!

New Orleans is a sultry dream. I can’t imagine anywhere else in America that’s even half as beguiling or idiosyncratic. Probably the most dynamic city in the US, it is without doubt the most spontaneous and freewheeling. When I think about other destinations across the planet that offer experiences comparable to what I’ve happened upon in NOLA, I find myself coming up with a list of my absolute favourites places. Put simply, NOLA rocks (it shucks, jives, slides, saunters, shimmies and rolls too). Continue reading

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5 Great Cafes Near London’s Oxford Circus (CheapOair)

Yes, it’s invariable that I will leave at least a couple of great cafes off this list in my pursuit to share a few ideal places to have a quality coffee while keeping within striking distance of all on offer … Continue reading

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Sampling the “Thinwich” at Brick Lane’s Caboose

“Slow smoked grub” served from a “custom built railway cabin”? Sure, why not? I tagged along to a menu tasting at Brick Lane’s Caboose. Hosted by Warburtons – the UK’s leading independent baker – the event also provided an opportunity to have … Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of some excellent London eateries where I’ve found it possible to enjoy a satisfying meal for £5 or less. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London restaurants and pizza places as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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Kamps: New German Backerei Café on Tottenham Court Road Near Warren Street

Kamps is a new German backerei café on Tottenham Court Road near Warren Street station. Stop by for a coffee (artisan wood roasted in Oxford) and a pastry, an especially budget friendly and tasty breakfast or a loaf of bread baked fresh in-store. Not yet open a full week with no marketing , the clean little shop is making fans quick. After my recent visit I can see why. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Here’s a quick little list of good stuff I’ve recently come across and thought was worth sharing with you. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Check Out Spianata & Co for a Tasty Lunch with Roman Style

Last week I had a fantastic lunch at Spianata & Co. The Roman bakery and paninoteca has been in London for a number of years, but I’m just now getting wise to its tasty range of freshly made sandwiches, pizza rossa and more. Continue reading

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New Flagship Benugo is Welcome Addition to Covent Garden Dining Scene

I’m pleased to report that Benugo has recently opened a new flagship cafe at the corner of Long Acre and Bow Street near Covent Garden. The new venue is great news (for me at least) because I find myself bopping through that part of town all the time, and Covent Garden dining options are rather hit or miss in my opinion. Minus a few frugal exceptions, all the hits that I can think of around there are all pretty expensive too. Continue reading

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Dreyfus Cafe, Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5

Dreyfus Cafe is little independently owned cafe just down the street from my flat. It’s been open about a month and is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. I’ve popped my head in a few times for coffee over the … Continue reading

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O-Food Pop-Up Offers a Healthy, Low-Impact Lunch in Shoreditch

Pop-up sandwich bar, O-Food, has been open for a few weeks and will continue to offer conscientious Shoreditch diners a tasty variety of “low-impact” vegetarian and fish sarnies “with a Nordic twist” until 23 September. Set up by Jens Hannibal, … Continue reading

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Bell & Brisket Salt Beef Bar @ The Queen’s Head, Piccadilly Circus (Londonist)

Bell & Brisket Salt Beef Bar @ The Queen’s Head, Piccadilly Circus Londonist, February 29, 2012 at 11:30 am The late Victorian, newly refurbed and really rather pretty Queen’s Head pub near Piccadilly Circus has recently caught on to London’s craving … Continue reading

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In Search of the Best Cuban Sandwich in Miami? (CheapOair)

In Search of the Best Cuban Sandwich in Miami? CheapOair, January 19, 2012 In a city full of sandwich presses, one could spend a whole lot of time researching the best Cuban sandwich in the Miami area. And that would be a … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Kua Aina, Carnaby Street (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Kua Aina, Carnaby Street Londonist, October 18, 2011 at 11:30 am Smartly situated for Carnaby shoppers and cosy enough for a lunch time sit down, this months-old burger and sandwich grill appears to be a popular pit … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? The Corner, Mare Street (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? The Corner, Mare Street Londonist, October 4, 2011 at 11:30 am Nothing to really rave about here … no trendsetting, no gimmicks, no hipster coddling or foodie fiddling – just a reliable spot to find yourself for … Continue reading

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On the London Banh Mi Trail (CheapOair)

On the London Banh Mi Trail CheapOair, September 30, 2011 Bánh mì are Vietnamese baguette sandwiches made with thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon, cucumbers, coriander, chilli peppers, pâté, mayonnaise and an assortment of meat fillings or tofu. A variety … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Out of Town, Clerkenwell (Londonist)

Even a short spell at this mixed-use Clerkenwell spot should provide you with a proper escape from the day-in-day-out London hustle. Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Kêu Banh Mi Deli (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Kêu Banh Mi Deli Londonist, May 3, 2011 at 13:30 pm Rivalling the burrito mania of the recent past, banh mi madness seems to be in full effect…especially in Shoreditch where a new benchmark of London’s best … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Momo’wich (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Momo’wich Londonist, April 12, 2011 at 17:00 pm Momo’wich is a weeks old lunch spot offering “pan-Asian bites” for folks tired of the Brick Lane curry with a side of hipsters and tourists or the evermore present … Continue reading

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on the banh mi trail in london (lastminute.com blog)

on the banh mi trail in london lastminute.com blog, july 15, 2010 – 3:00 pm Bánh mì are Franco-Vietnamese baguette sandwiches made with thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon, cucumbers, coriander, chilli peppers, pâté, mayonnaise and an assortment of meats … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Panda Panda (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Panda Panda Londonist, April 9, 2010 10:45 AM With a menu inspired by the street food of Hong Kong and Saigon as well as a helping hand from his auntie (of Sandwichist beloved and sadly now closed Baguette … Continue reading

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