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Pardoe & Wood

Georgina Wood, a former NPD Controller for Hazlewoods and more recently Head of Food at EAT, has opened a sandwich bar with Jenny Murphy, an area manager of five years’ standing at EAT. Nellie Nichols went along to find out if this dream team is producing a dream product. The City of London’s skyline changed […]

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Tossed

Salad and sandwich bars have multiplied in recent years, buoyed up by the surge in healthy and light eating. Tossed is up there with the most successful. Nellie Nichols went to visit the founder Vincent McKeritt, BS (Batchelor of Salad), with his seventh unit about to open. My first salad memory is of Butter lettuce, […]

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Tour de Force

Benugo founders Ben and Hugo Warner have recently competed in a section of the Tour de France, the notorious tough Mont Ventoux stage. They’re no strangers to uphill climbing. They’ve been doing it since 1988, when they opened the first of their premium sandwich bars, setting new benchmarks for the trade. Nellie Nichols went to […]

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Simply Bread

Flourish, a world-class London bakery, and a supplier to a number of companies in the sandwich sector, is setting a high benchmark. Nellie Nichols went to visit this artisan shrine. It’s that time again and I’m excited. The Poetry Society’s 32nd National Poetry Competition is now open until October. In 1983 it was won by […]

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Farm Fresh in Farringdon

The recently opened Farm Collective in Farringdon, London is proving to be a remarkable showcase for UK farm sourced products, including an amazing range of sandwiches. Nellie Nichols endures the agonies of a cutesy log seat for a glimpse of heaven. I have always found everything about the Sex Pistols pretty ghastly. This opinion was […]

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The Hottest Food Ticket in Town

From herbs grown hydroponically in the ceiling to the till and video screen ordering system, London’s Barneys Place combines ingenuity and innovation to deliver a fantastic sandwich and salads food offer. Nellie Nichols investigates. I’ve always found hydroponics, the idea of growing stuff without soil, fascinating. But I must confess my last encounter with them was excruciatingly […]

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Apostrophe

Apostrophe is one of London’s fast-growing sandwich stars with sixteen stores, the latest in the new Westfield complex in Shepherds Bush. But is its reputation for excellence deserved? Nellie Nichols went along to find out. I was going to be in the last series of The Apprentice. One Saturday afternoon my doorbell rang and there […]

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Christmas 2008 Sandwiches

Christmas sandwiches prove a real tester for sandwich designers: do you stick to the tried and tested turkey and trimmings or risk something adventurous? Nellie Nichols tries out this season’s offerings and bestows her Snowflake Award on the very best. The trouble with living in London is snow is such a rarity, which is a […]

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Lovely and Cheap

Lower priced sandwiches are likely to be sought after options if the credit crunch really starts to hit consumers’ pockets. Nellie Nichols goes in search of options under £2.00 in the high street and finds many of them surprisingly good. I think the world is filling up with more and more deluded people. There are […]

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