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The 118-Year-Old Deli Where No Sandwich Is Too Weird

Marylebone's Paul Rothe & Son has been in the Rothe family since 1900 and is still renowned for its handmade sandwiches. Fillings range from egg mayonnaise and anchovy to bacon and banana.
Angela Hui
2.23.18
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The Last Bite: A Pastry Paradise Founded by Paris Communards

We step through the fairy light-framed doors of Maison Bertaux, a 146-year-old pastry shop in London’s Soho.
Johanna Derry
8.28.17
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The Last Bite: A Biker Hangout Keeping Roadside Cafe Food Alive

Little Chefs might be disappearing from our motorways, but Ace Cafe on London's North Circular ring road still proudly serving fry-ups and knickerbocker glories—81 years after it first opened.
Stevie Mackenzie-Smith
5.8.17
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The Last Bite: How Soho’s Oldest Italian Deli Is Surviving Brexit

Lina Stores, long-standing purveyor of regional Italian produce and fresh pasta in London, is already feeling the impact of staff shortages and costly European imports.
Daisy Meager
3.29.17
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The Last Bite: The 130-Year-Old London Coffee Shop That Won’t Serve Lattes

Algerian Coffee Stores has been providing Soho’s caffeine fix since 1887.
Daisy Meager
3.20.17
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The Last Bite: Gözleme and Gungo Peas at a 19th Century Street Market

Welcome to The Last Bite, our new column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments in a ramen-slurping, matcha latte-sipping, novelty cafe-obsessed world. First, we visit London's Ridley Road Market.
Maya Oppenheim
2.24.17
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The Last Bite: Mrs Chow’s Menu Is So Good It Hasn’t Changed in 40 Years

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments. Today, we visit a proudly old-school Chinese restaurant in West London, headed up by 92-year-old Mrs Chow.
Angela Hui
2.10.17
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The Last Bite: Maggie’s Cafe Is a Greasy Spoon and Proud of It

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments. Today we visit Maggie’s, a caff that has been keeping South London in traditional fry-ups for 34 years.
Thomas Hobbs
2.1.17
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The Last Bite: London's Oldest Whisky Shop Won't Let Soho Die

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our column on the survival of traditional food establishments. Today, we visit Milroy’s, a whisky shop that has operated in Soho since 1964—and intends to do so for many years to come.
Johanna Derry
1.25.17
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The Last Bite: Serving Omelettes to Theatre Stars at London’s Original West End Restaurant

“After a performance, the audience who’d been at the theatre would come in here to eat as well as the star of show. You never knew who was coming or what was going to happen.”
Daisy Meager
1.12.17
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The Last Bite: Manchester's Oldest Greek Restaurant Still Delivers the Dolmathes

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our new column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments. For this installment, we eat homemade dolmathes at Manchester’s oldest Greek restaurant.
Kamila Rymajdo
12.12.16
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The Last Bite: A 106-Year-Old Hippopotamus in Buenos Aires

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments across the world. Today we visit El Hipopótamo, a bar that opened in the Argentine capital back in 1909.
Sorrel Moseley-Williams
11.21.16
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