This morning I woke up with a slight hangover and a hankering for chicken. It overwhelmed me to the point where I dragged myself from my bed and persuaded Ollie to join me in a walk of four miles across south east London to Brockley Market so that I could buy the best chicken sandwich in the world.
Spit & Roast have been trading at Brockley Market for a year or so and quickly became my favourite street food vendor. They specialise in chicken: luscious birds spinning on the rotisserie until they have beautifully crispy skin, and some very special buttermilk fried chicken that gets put into a bap with coleslaw and some spiky Korean hot sauce to create a particular kind of sandwich heaven.
The buttermilk fried chicken bap costs £6 and comes piled high with perfectly moist chicken – they will even give you a slick more hot sauce if you ask. Spit & Roast also offer a quarter, half or whole chicken with chips and will, occasionally, add a pork belly bap to their menu. This week they had a festive offering with pork, stuffing and cranberry jelly that I saw many market-goers tucking into. On my next visit, I am going to try the intriguing-sounding turkey poutine. Roll on next Saturday.
Spit and Roast can be found some Saturdays at Brockley Market and at other street food markets around London. Check their twitter for details.