THERE aren’t many places where you can buy a handbag, get a spray tan and stop off for a gingerbread man in less than four strides.
That’s what makes Chapel Walk, a meandering alleyway in Sheffield city centre, so special.
And among the little shops is the Crown Jewels of hidden gems - Feast.
If anything is worth going off the beaten track of Fargate for, it is this small, independent sandwich and coffee shop. Feeling particularly peckish one lunchtime, I seized the opportunity to sample some of its extensive menu - or ‘Food What We Make’ as they call it.
First off was a Crayfish and Rocket Sandwich on a tasty granary bread with fresh, delicate crayfish coupled with a delicious but not overpowering dressing. My friend went for the Classic Feta Ciabatta, which was so tasty I found myself pinching more of hers than my own. The bread had a distinct, herby flavour but didn’t commit the usual crime of being too dry or heavy. The Greek salad-like filling was tasty but could perhaps have done with a little more dressing for an added kick.
To drink, I had a banana and strawberry smoothie from the fridge.
For a sweet treat I opted for their take on the lemon cheesecake pot, which comes in a tall plastic glass and is an absolute sensation. A home-made toffee crispie also got a glowing review. In a world where there seems to be a Starbucks and Cafe Nero on every corner, Feast is a leading light for small business. And I doubt their profits are in an offshore account. If you’re looking for proof - it’s in the paninis. Total cost was: £11.25.