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The Last Bite

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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
3.21.17
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The Last Bite

The Last Bite: A Crash Course in Pâtisserie with One of London's Wisest Shops

This might be a 146-year-old pastry shop, but the goods inside certainly aren't.
Johanna Derry
2.16.17
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The Last Bite

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
2.12.17
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The Last Bite

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 cafe that has been serving South London traditional fry-ups for 34 years.
Thomas Hobbs
2.1.17
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The Last Bite

Inside London's Original West End Restaurant

“After a performance, the audience who’d been at the theater 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
1.14.17
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The Last Bite

The Last Bite: One of the UK's Oldest Greek Restaurants Still Delivers the Dolmas

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

The Last Bite: A 106-Year-Old Hippopotamus in Buenos Aires

“If someone came into El Hipopótamo and asked me for a Frappuccino, I’d tell them to go to the Starbucks down the road—or more likely tell them to fuck off.”
Sorrel Moseley-Williams
11.21.16
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The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Steak Pie and Chips at One of the Oldest Cafes in London's East End

Arthur’s is a classic East End cafe, preserved, if you will, in corned beef jelly. “I do things like stewing steak with boiled peas,” says the eponymous Arthur Woodham, now in his 76th year of service at the cafe. “You don’t get many cafes doing that...
Natalie Hardwick
10.17.16
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The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Lancashire’s Only Surviving Raw Milk Cheesemakers

Most of the cheese sold in the UK is single curd but Mrs Kirkham’s make double curd: a blend of young “alive” curds and two-day old richer, nuttier curds. Combining the two matures the cheese and deepens the flavour.
Gareth May
8.27.16
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The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Northumberland’s Ancient Kipper Smokehouse

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments. Today we visit the world-renowned L. Robson & Sons, who have been smoking Craster kippers for nearly 100 years.
Luke Slater
8.21.16
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The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Proper Tea at a London Coffee Stall that Survived the Blitz

Opened in 1919, Syd’s Coffee Stall in Shoreditch has survived the bombing of the East End in World War Two—as well as recent gentrification of the area—to continue proudly serving the “best tea in London.”
Daisy Meager
5.27.16
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The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Fresh Rose Petal Tea and Seafood in Tunis' Largest Market

Since Marché Market was first established in 1891 in Tunis, almost 600 today vendors sell their products, including fish, fruits, and vegetables, spices, poultry, meat, dairy, dried goods, and flowers, under a criss-cross of miniature Tunisian flags.
Sarah Souli
5.23.16