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Apr 3, 2007 02:44 PM

The Best Bacon Sandwich?

Like many Red Sea waders, I like nothing more than chomping on an excellent, a really sublime bacon sandwich, especially during this festival of Passover when I can break, in one fell swoop, three prohibitions.

I know that I can make the very best sandwich myself, but one of my bottomless pit of neuroses is that I hate to fill my abode with the perfume of cooked bacon.

So where do I go in central London (kinda EC) to get my fix?

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  1. I am going to report you to TPTB. And I'm still searching for egg matzoh. :-)

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    1. re: zuriga1

      I think you are right, the best bacon sarnie is made at home. I do, however, like to try a sausage and bacon roll from Bernie's on The Goswell Road from time to time


      1. re: Simon Majumdar

        I am totally going to go to Bernie's this weekend and have this delicious sandwich! Will report back...

    2. I can recommend Ruby on Charlotte Road (next to the Canteloupe - used to be ktchn or some such). It's more about freshly grilled lunch stuff there but they do fire up the grill in time for breakfast and they'll cook you a great bacon roll from fresh.

      1. I was tempted to drape the Seder chickens with bacon to lard it... but discretion overcame valour in the end...

        Good bacon sarnies outside of home are always disappointing - but I have a vague memory that Roast might have bacon and sausages on their stall in Borough market... They might be halfway decent. Not too bad at Smith's in Smithfield either - although you have to suffer the prices and aching hipness to get it. You might also want to explore one of the taxi drivers' huts - there's one outside the V&A and used to be one in Lupus St in Pimlico.

        Oh, and egg matzoh's from any of the delis in Golders Green, surely?

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        1. re: SpikeyD

          The cost for me to get to Golders Green isn't worth the trip, but I'm sure it's available up there. I have found real American bacon (Oscar Mayer made in Spain) at my local Sainsbury's. I am now one happy, homemade bacon sandwich eater.

          1. re: zuriga1

            As a good everyday bacon I really enjoy Waitrose Danish thin cut streak cooked almost crispy. Also from Waitrose I quite like their organic dry-cure streaky, which of course releases a lot less water.

            1. re: loobcom

              I don't know if Waitrose branches in the south stock it, but if you see Maynard's buy it quick. Maynards has a small farm shop in Shropshire and normally just cure it & sell from there, but my local Waitrose (in the North West) now usually has it. Simply the best.

              1. re: loobcom

                Thanks... I'll give these a try.

          2. the ones at the rivington grill are fantastic, or were when i was working in the area.

            1. Not EC but central nevertheless is Avella's Cafe @ 80 Mortimer Street. It's been a while since I last visited but they used to do a supreme (and supremely large) bacon and sausage roll with choice of brown sauce or ketchup.