Oh a good old sarnie. Sometimes, nothing can beat it. We’ve even dedicated a week to celebrating it. Yep, British Sandwich Week is a thing. And now, so is Sandwich Fest – thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The festival will see the best of London’s sandwiches all brought to one courtyard, located on Hackney’s Warburton Street. A coincidence? We like to think not. Expect food from the likes of Brindisa, famed for their chorizo roll; Grill My Cheese, who put gourmet twists on the classic grilled cheese; Le Bao, you know, those fluffy cloud like buns filled with a range of flavourful meats; or maybe a haggis toastie might take your fancy from Deeney’s… These are next level sandwiches, and there are still some announcements to come.
There’ll also a ‘Best Sandwich’ competition. Taster sized sandwiches will be offered up – savoury and sweet (think ice-cream sandwiches) – while sandwich fans (i.e. you and me) offer up their judging expertise. Along with all the sandwiches, there’ll be cocktails, craft beer and live music.
If only the Earl of Sandwich could see how far his creation has come!
Sandwich Fest will take place on Saturday 20th May at SPACE Gallery Courtyard, Hackney. Tickets including a taster sandwich and a beer or soft drink
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Written by: Neelam Varia