|Posted by [email protected] on November 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM|
You don't have to go to New York to experience the taste of a Salt Beef on Rye sandwich. Just go to a quiet piazza just off Cannon Street outside the church St. Mary Abchurch, here you will find street food at its very best: lovely rye bread thickly sliced and spread with mustard, and lots of juicy tasty salt beef and topped with slivers of gherkin. You watch while it is being prepared by a friendly street trader. On a fine day you can sit on a bench outside the church relishing every mouthful of this delicious sandwich. Afterwards you can buy a coffee from the friendly people on the portable coffee stall next to the salt beef, and if you are still hungry have an almond croissant with your coffee. Before you leave this oasis, do take a look inside the church which is open on Mondays from 11-3. It has a unique painted dome and woodwork by the famous Grinling Gibbons. The altar piece was splintered into 2000 pieces when the church took a direct hit in the Blitz, but with painstaking effort it was put together again in what must have been one of the largest jigsaw puzzles ever seen.