10 London Food Joints, that sling hot sauce on the side...(Part 1)
Pic from https://theorangebuffalo.com/
Locations - Brick Lane, Hoxton Square, Tooting
We start as we mean to go on! You may recognise this famous food truck from brick lane, but Orange Buffalo has been expanding for some time now, serving delicious wings south of the river too. Earlier this year we were invited down to Tooting for their brand-new restaurant on Mitcham Road and boy it did not disappoint. All of Orange Buffalo sauces are made from scratch and have a varying heat, from sweet and sticky barbecue to the infamous Viper (warning a waiver must be signed to try this beast). This place is a MUST go to in London if you love chicken wings and a good vibe.
The Sauce - Buy Orange Buffalo’s homemade sauce for £8 for a massive 500ML. For the DIY buffalo soldiers.
Bauce Brothers Pick - Woof Woof Chicken Wings - Signature sauce. Red chillies, scotch bonnets, naga & spices. £8
Vegan Pick - Vegan Wings - Crispy battered cauliflower covered in k-town sauce, coriander, sesame seeds & pickled carrot and daikon £7
Website - www.theorangebuffalo.com
Pic from https://www.mamajacqs.com/
Location – Boxpark, Wembley.
If you love Caribbean food as much as us, then Mama Jaqs’ has to be on your hit list. Located at the home of football this family ran business offers a range of Caribbean style dishes from jerk to curried goat. Need a spice top up? Not a problem, Mama Jaq’s has you covered with their very own hot sauce. You can also grab a marinade to replicate the dishes for yourself at home!
The Sauce - Mama Jaq’s Hot Sauce
Bauce Brothers Pick - 1/4 Jerk Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries £7.95
Vegan Pick - Chickpea Curry £9.50
Website - www.mamajaqs.com
Location - Clapham
‘Plant powered goodness. “Indian Fusion, International Confusion” En Root has a real cult following, and we know why. Using fresh seasonal produce, they put their own twist on traditional Gujarati dishes. Like all the greats, these guys scaled up from food trucks and now their own space in Clapham. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of this grub at the Hot Sauce Society in April in Peckham, lucky for me they sold out a few hours later.
The Sauce - En Root Raja Bonnet Sauce £5
Bauce Brothers Pick - Don Dada Platter - The ultimate perfect platter including all our culinary creations. The EN ROOT Select + 2 Pani Puri + 1 Paratha + Root Veg.
Vegan pick - As above!
Website - www.enrootldn.co.uk
Pic from https://theribman.co.uk/
Location - Brick Lane Sunday Market, The Boleyn Tavern (Every West Ham Home Game).
Avid West Ham supporter Mark Gevaux has been lining the stomachs of football fans and Brick Lane visitors for years. The East Londoner offers rib meat rolls, rib racks and a range of hot sauce’s which have gained plaudits in the UK and beyond. The rib man’s ribs are more succulent than Marilyn Manson’s and we agree with his title of the ‘Best Ribs in London’. The hot sauce range varies in heat and also offers one off specials so keep your eyes peeled.
The Sauce - Holy Fuck Sauce £5, Christ On A Bike Sauce £10 (Other Sauces are Available)
Bauce Brothers Pick - Rib Roll + Holy Fuck Sauce £7
Vegan Pick - No Vegan Selection Available
Website - www.theribman.co.uk
Butcher & Bab
Pic from https://www.butcherandbab.co.uk
Location - The Arcade, Liverpool Street
Fancy a kebab? Butcher and Bab do things a little bit differently, guilt free kebabs concentrating on free range meat, no antibiotics or additives, served with fresh bread and salad. If you aren’t already sold on that, they also whip up their own hot sauce ‘Sab’s Saucy Scotch Bonnet Sauce’, fresh tasting with a kick making it’s a must try and our favourite kebab in London.
The Sauce - Sab’s Saucy Scotch Bonnet £3.50
Bauce Brother’s Pick - The Naughty Nigel £10.50
Vegan Pick - Charred Aubergine £6.50
Website - www.butcherandbab.co.uk