London's sandwich market is hugely competitive, so anyone clawing their way to the top of the panini pile has to be congratulated. Even more so - when that company's an independent. But Dom's Subs in Hackney have captured Londoners' hearts over A-grade sarnies in the same way that Savage Salads did for the humble salad bowl.
Less than a year after opening their first place on Hackney Road they're already making bullish plans to expand. Their next venture, in the City, would make perfect sense for normal times when they'd be sure of a perfect captive market of suits desperate for lunchtime thrills. But while we remain in lockdown, they're spending the time working on their new space getting it ready to launch whenever the time is right.
Speaking to Hot Dinners, Greg from Dom's Subs said: "So this is a while in the works and we got the keys on Christmas Eve. The site is an old Subway sandwiches on Bevis Marks in the shadow of the Gherkin. As ever we are taking a DIY approach to the fit-out and should be open in a couple of week insha'Allah.
"VERY excited for Dom's Subs to have its first dedicated bricks and mortar location to support and assist the basement mothership on Hackney Road. Big things to come for 2021!"
If you haven't had the joy of a Dom's Sub before - they serve up improbably stuffed house-baked semolina rolls with options like:
- The Roman - Tenderstem broccoli dressed with confit garlic and smoked paprika, roast aubergines, marinated artichokes, sharp Provolone, Romesco sauce, rocket and chopped smoked almonds
- Roast Pork - A Philly sub with Italian roast pork, lots of gravy, spinach sauteed with garlic and chilli flakes, sharp Provolone and pickled chilli peppers.
Keep an eye on their social for news of when their City place is opening. Meanwhile, if you're close enough to the original store, you can order one of their epic rolls for delivery.
More about Dom's Subs
Where is it? 22 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JB
When? At some point in 2021
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