Archive | International Sandwich & Snack News

Flat Planet Customer

A Rough Diamond

London’s new Leon offshoot Flat Planet may be an unorthodox operation, but its flat-bread sandwich offer is inspired – so good, in fact, that the El Diablo has now been added to Nellie Nichols’ current top five favourites, along with Mooli’s Goat Roti. August has to be one of my favourite months of the year: […]

Continue Reading
Hot Sandwich from the Earl of Sandwich

Well Bread

The Earl of Sandwich could be looking at “a big pot of gold” with his new London sandwich bar, if some of the initial teething troubles are sorted out. ‘Going into trade’ was apparently one of the worst things an aristocrat could ever do, along with “buying your own furniture” as the late Tory politician […]

Continue Reading
Fresh Baguettes

Coffee Pret Kitchen

Pret has announced new openings for its new concept, Coffee Pret Kitchen, aimed at giving the sandwich chain access to smaller towns. But Nellie Nichols has some misgivings about the food range and the shop design. In my younger days I had a more cavalier approach to life and a tendency to behave in a […]

Continue Reading
Sainsbury's New Fresh Kitchen

Sainsbury’s Fresh Kitchen

Sainsbury’s has taken a radical step with the opening of its new freshly-made sandwich bar format, Fresh Kitchen. Nellie Nichols went along to see how the new concept measures up against the very best. Nearly twenty years ago, the walk from Temple tube station to Fleet Street used to be part of my daily journey […]

Continue Reading
Moo Grill Spitalfields

Plenty to Moo About

New international sandwich concepts are arriving thick and fast in London, now surely the sandwich capital of the world. Nellie Nichols chases up one of the recent arrivals – the Argentinian Lomito, at the recently opened Moo Grill in Spitalfields. What an insular sandwich bubble I’ve been living in. I thought I had come across […]

Continue Reading

The Mexican Way

Chipotle has been a ‘must’ stop off for sandwich designers on ‘new retail trends’ tours, since it opened in London recently. Is all the fuss justified? Nellie Nichols joined the queue to find out. I don’t ever want to go to Mexico, I think it’s a texture thing. I can only visit a country if […]

Continue Reading

On Another Planet

Planet Organic has launched a range of organic sandwiches – Filling Station – in its London stores. Nellie Nichols went along to sample the new offerings. Although I care passionately about what I eat and where it comes from, I’m afraid I do sit very comfortably on the organic fence. I buy organic milk because […]

Continue Reading

Food Porn in Fitzrovia

The best independent coffee shops are starting to counter the blandness of high street chains with inspiring offers. In the vanguard of the movement is Peter Dore-Smith’s Kaffeine in Great Titchfield Street, London, where the food is as fantastic as the coffee. Nellie Nichols meets the ‘true coffee Messiah’. I must admit I rather admire […]

Continue Reading

Mooli Madly Deeply

Now and again, the sandwich business takes a major leap forward with the advent of an inspirational new concept or innovation. Mooli’s, a roti-based, Indian-inspired operation, represents just such a breakthrough, says Nellie Nichols. The remarkable and unpredictable come along far less often now in our so safe food world. Those flashes of simple, inspiring […]

Continue Reading