Best New Independent Sandwich Retailer

Clerkenwell’s great new café, Après Food Co. has won Gold in the Best New Independent category of this year’s Sammies. Judged by a panel of industry experts for the British Sandwich and Food to go Association’s awards ahead of British Sandwich Week 14-20 May.  

Like all great awards programmes, the Sammies covers every aspect of the Sandwich and Food to Go industry with awards for companies large and small. There is recognition for everything from Technical Excellence to Marketing and Retail. This year for the first time, there is a category specifically for new independent retailers.

The mystery shop judges visited Après Food Co. and, aside from scoring top marks in almost every aspect of the report, the judges’ comments included: “What an amazing place! The bread is outstanding, homemade and gluten free. The service was friendly and I was blown away by this café/sandwich bar! I love the mix of health and indulgence.”