Sandwiches are the ultimate fast food on the go. About 11.5 billion sandwiches a year are eaten in the UK, according to the British Sandwich Association.
Whether you prefer rolls, triangles, baguettes, pitta, bloomers, wraps or bagels, they’re not just about a quick lunchtime fix. From a bacon barm for breakfast or a dainty smoked salmon sandwich for afternoon tea to a late-night chip butty, sandwiches play a large part in our daily diet.
And now, just in time for British Sandwich Week (17th-23rd May 2020), comes a new small batch sandwich delivery service from one of our local street food favourites.
Buttery Business is a new sandwich shop from husband and wife team Hannah Eddleston and Adam Binnersley. And for Hannah, who is one half of Holy Crab – the seafood street food stall in the Arndale Market – it doesn’t get much better than fresh, homemade sandwiches.
“Sandwiches are Hannah’s favourite thing in the world,” says bar manager Adam. “The only thing which she won’t let me make at home. She always kicks me out of the way.”
The pair say they have been talking about the new sandwich delivery concept for a while, and now feels the right time to be launching given the current situation.
“Hannah’s main business Holy Crab in the Arndale has obviously closed due to the pandemic,” says Adam.
“I was in the process of setting up my own consultancy and training company called Thirst Things First, which means I missed any sort of government support being recently self-employed. So we turned to what I know we can do, which is make tasty food delivered with good service.”
Buttery Business, which launches this week, will be serving a range of classic sandwiches, crisps and soft drinks for delivery in Manchester. Prices are £7-£8 for sandwiches, and you can add on crisps, drinks or sweets for £1.
Fillings include roast chicken and smoked bacon with chicken skin mayo, cider baked ham with cheddar and coleslaw, and twelve hour slow-cooked beef with pickled red onion, horseradish and rocket, all on their home baked soft white loaf.
A flavour-packed sandwich with roast bhaji slaw, mango and tomato chutney, lime pickle hummus and spinach is vegetarian, and can be made vegan on request.
All the sandwiches feature their signature sandwich sauce, which is a delicious sounding blend of clarified butter, roasted garlic and shallot mayo, reveals Adam.
But you’ll have to be quick to get your hands on them.
“We are a small batch sandwich shop so numbers are sadly limited,” says Adam. “I would ideally like to get 100 out each weekend.”
Buttery Business opens at 12 noon on Thursday 21st May and then Wednesday and Saturday – orders need to be placed on a Monday for Weds and Thursday for a Saturday in Manchester.