This little find in the centre of Soho is a great place to spend your lunch money. Piada specialises in serving up piadine – an Italian flatbread which is cooked using a solid form of olive oil, giving the bread a crispy finish, but leaving you fret-free on the waistline front.
These healthy Italian street snacks are stuffed with a variety of fillings, from milano salami & stracchino cheese, to Italian sausage and spicy greens. We opted for the speck, caprino cheese & tomato which was packed full of salty flavour, and the chicken, brie & sun-dried tomatoes for a lighter bite. Both were washed down far too easily with a few glasses of G. Menabrea e Figli, and rounded off with good, strong coffee.
Piadine, which originates from Romagna on the north-east coast of Italy offers a stylish alternative to the humble sandwich. The flatbread locks in all the juicy flavours of your filling and woos your taste buds with its satisfying bite, and light, crisp finish. A rather cosmopolitan way of grabbing a sandwich.
Piada: 50 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SQ
Reviewer: Helenka Bednar