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?
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.
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?
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.