Sandwich Bars in London
|| If you’re
looking for somewhere to enjoy a quick break in a hectic
day or want to make the most of an afternoon at leisure
a sandwich shop can offer a haven of peace and calm away
from the hustle and bustle.
The North West of London is the place to head if you’re
keen to try some traditional cuisine. Bloom’s
[map] in Golders Green serves the famous salt-beef sandwiches
that are well loved by many celebrities. There’s
also a large selection of traditional Jewish food including
a range of sandwiches and soups.
EAT [map] has been around for more than eight
years in North West London and prides itself on the freshness
of their food with sandwiches only having a one-day shelf
life. For a lunchtime feed you can choose from sandwiches,
baguettes, wraps, sushi, salads and pies. And vegetarians
should find plenty on the menu to keep their hunger at
bay. The closest outlet to North West London is the one
on High Holborn, WC1.
North London offers hungry customers the chance to choose
from a large selection of unusual sandwiches. Pret
a Manger [map] in Islington will probably be a ditherer’s nightmare
as there’s just so much to choose from. Sandwiches
range from the ubiquitous egg mayo to White Crab, Crayfish
& Avocado while the menu also boasts baguettes, salads
and sushi, as well as desserts.
Over the years the humble sandwich has evolved into various
flour-based guises, including rolls, baguettes and wraps
and you can try another variation in East London. The Brick Lane Beigel Bakery [map] is where you’ll
find the best bagels in the area.
Why settle for a boring BLT when you could be experiencing
exotic tastes from across the world in South East London? Café One Seven [map] is located in The Jerwood Space, Union Street, SE1 and
provides customers with a great range of exotic sandwiches,
snacks and beverages to eat in or takeaway. There’s
also a garden for some al fresco relaxing.
Choose from two cafés at The Tate Modern [map],
Sumner Street, SE1, over on the Southbank. Both offer
the same kind of quality and a range of sandwiches and
hearty snacks. Café 7 offers fantastic views
in one direction whilst Café 2 looks over
Take a break from the shopping in South West London and
head to The Stockport [map],
Panton Street, SW1, which is one of those hidden gems
that provides a great range of excellent hot and cold
cuisine to suit those on a budget. The atmosphere is vibrant
yet decidedly laid back and this is the perfect place
to take a breather before heading off to do some serious
West End shopping.
Take the healthy option and visit The Grain Shop [map],
Battersea Park Road, SW11, which is a primarily vegetarian
and vegan venue. Those wanting to linger over an organic
sandwich are positively encouraged by the friendly staff.
Central London puts you in the heart of the action and
this means there are also plenty of sandwich shops to
pop into. Neal’s Corner Sandwich Shop [map],
Monmouth Street, WC2, is a great international café
catering for a range of needs. Offering soup and snacks
as well as more filling alternatives. Neal’s is
a particular favourite with Londoners.
For sandwiches with an Italian twist check out Giovanni’s
Sandwich Bar [map],
Museum Street, WC1. Choose from a range using fresh ingredients
such as mozzarella, garden-fresh basil and ripe tomatoes.
Over in the City, you can work hard and relax hard. If
you’re looking for a great sandwich bar here you
won’t be disappointed with the extensive range.
Try The Hiscox Art Café [map], Great St Helen’s, and Turkish favourite The Sofra Café [map],
Ludgate Circus, EC4 for unusual sandwiches.
Go for the healthy option in West London and try The
Squat and Gobble [map],
Tottenham Street, W1, which is a fine place to have an
organic bap in comfortable surroundings. Don’t be
put off by the name – this place is a very popular
eatery and has a great reputation for its excellent sandwiches
that combine the freshest of ingredients with new twists
on old favourites.
For an alternative to a junk food venue head to Old
Compton Café [map],
Old Compton Street, W1, which offers healthy alternatives.
Tucked away close to the tube station, Old Compton Café
is a funky and individual venue that’s particularly
popular with a young gay clientele. This is a great place
to socialise and have a sandwich or less healthy fry-up
and chill out with friends.
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