Eating Out In Islington's Top Sandwich Spots

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Laura Piccirillo

Bring some love back into lunchtime with our pick of Islington’s best sandwich joints. Steering clear of the abundance of tried-and-tested chains that dominate London’s high streets, these independent delis and cafes will soon be your local favourites. The only burning questions are where to go and what to try first.

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Le Péché Mignon

If you’re in the area and a fan of croque monsieurs — France’s glorified ham and cheese toastie — head to Le Péché Mignon, an independent French cafe and food store within walking distance of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. Food is made using high quality ingredients, sourced as seasonally and ethically as possible, for rustic, homemade fare. As well as delicious toasted sandwiches, enjoy their extensive range of baguettes and other savoury treats over the day as you read the papers at their communal dining space.

Amici Coffee Deli

Stop by Amici Coffee Deli for friendly Italian enthusiasm and a passion for great tasting grub. Situated right across the road from Highbury & Islington underground station, customers can enjoy a sit-in service or take their panini goodness away with them to liven up a weekday desk lunch. The baguette with parma harm, artichokes and rocket is delightful as well as the salt beef sandwich. Don’t forget the fresh egg and bacon muffin that will make you want to skip breakfast at home every day.

Delhi Grill

Bringing the dhaba experience — India’s informal street food canteen — to Islington, Delhi Grill is the place to go to spice up your sandwich game. The choice of flat bread wraps with homemade fillings and fresh chutneys, sold at lunchtime from a cart outside the Chapel Market canteen, varies every day. For around £3, enjoy a traditional tandoori recipe such as their succulent lamb keema roti wrap, slow cooked and marinated overnight for optimum flavour.

•F•K•A•B•A•M• (formerly known as Black Axe Mangal)

Known for its creative take on sandwiches, •F•K•A•B•A•M• combines bold flavors and unconventional ingredients to create unique and mouthwatering options. From their signature squid ink bun with smoked cod’s roe to their fiery merguez sausage sandwich, their offerings are both adventurous and delicious.

Gail’s Bakery

With several locations in Islington, Gail’s Bakery is a beloved spot for freshly baked bread and delectable sandwich creations. They offer a wide range of options, from classic combinations like smoked salmon and cream cheese to vegetarian delights with roasted vegetables and hummus.

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