We love our sausages, in fact last year alone we got through 266,500 tons of them. Given the popularity you might as well be giving your belly the best you can.
Starting us off the Blueprint Caféhas a daily-changing menu of sausage-based dishes from head chef Mark Jarvis for sausage week that goes a little something like this:
Monday 5, Salad of Cumberland sausage stuffed chicken leg, croutons, leaves, garlic dressing
Tuesday 6, Sausage rolls, homemade piccalilli
Wednesday 7, Traditional faggots, onion gravy
Thursday 8, Grey mullet, spiced sausage paella
Friday 9, London sausage, mustard mash, onion gravy
Saturday 10, London sausage, mustard mash, onion gravy
Sunday 11, Sausage stuffed Herons farm pork loin, glazed apricot
For a hyperlocal sausage get yourself to new restaurant Beard To Tail where they will be serving up a smoked Shoreditch sausage with a warm potato salad for £12
The sausage roll can not be ignored during sausage week and the Melrose and Morgan offer excellent sausage rolls in two sizes; large (£3.25) and small (£1.20). A firm favourite with Melrose customers, they are on the menu every day. The sausage rolls use the best quality pork belly mince, which is flavoured with sea salt, sage, mace and white peppercorns, encased in all butter puff pastry.
Banger Bros offer seven kinds of sausages carefully selected for their provenance and authenticity and where possible, are Free Range all grilled and served in a bun, with salad, or on their own. You’ll find Banger Brothers branches in Notting Hill, Euston, Crouch End and London Bridge.
Savloy & battered sausages, Savloy being the funny coloured, highly seasoned sausage, typically available in English fish and chips shops are not to be discounted on the sausage list. To find a couple of great examples of these we would send you to Seafish at 205 Upper Street, N1 1RQ.
S&M (Sausage & Mash of course) offer several different sausages with the options of different types of mash and gravies. They also do a cracking breakfast with your choice of sausages too. Sausages they offer include the London traditional, Cumberland, wild boar & apple, steak & Guinness and lamb & rosemary. Any two sausages mash and gravy comes in at £7.95.
Big Apple Hotdogs are hand made in London and have some lovely sausage meat going into their oblong offerings. They are great value, between £3-£4 with free toppings and are a street food must when you go to their regular haunt, Street Feast.
Bubble Dogs add a bit of glamour to your sausage, recently opened and offering hot dogs with champagne, Bubble Dogs has fast become a favourite of Fitzrovia locals. Made from 100% British pork or beef the dogs have some great toppings and of course are great simply on their own.
R García and Son is where you want to go if you are looking for a cured sausage, that of a chorizo variety. R Garcia and Son has an amazing range of chorizo and Spanish blood sausages at 246-250 Portobello Road.
If you want your sausages to take home then head to the Ginger Pig butchers just off Marylebone High Street or in Borough Market. Alternatively you could order them from the new local shop delivery service that is Hubbub. 8-10 Moxon St, W1U 4EW, 020 7935 7788.