Sausages and sawdust – a traditional butcher’s shop

McKanna Meats, Holborn What a find. A traditional butcher’s shop in an area of imposing office blocks on Theobald’s Road, just a few minutes from the heart of the West End. The staff are skilful and really know their stuff, there’s sawdust sprinkled on the floor. It’s how a proper butcher’s shop should be. Their […]

Verde & Co – a corner shop that’s a gourmet emporium

There’s a lot of nostalgia for little shops that sell lovely things to eat. Most don’t feel real, properly everyday useful real. But Verde & Co is the kind of little corner shop where everyone drops in; they’re part of the neighbourhood. When The Italian went there he came back jabbering with all the excitement […]