Sam’s. The best fast food takeaway in Newmarket and maybe all of BritainPosted by Fiona Nevile in Reviews | 7 comments
Sam’s stand caught my eye initially because it was so clean. He was talking to his customers and all of them were smiling. I was intrigued.
Many months ago I bought my first sausage bap from Sam. I was amazed to see that he only sells Musk’s Sausages. It was very, very good. I don’t like burgers so I didn’t try his.
We don’t tend to eat takeaway food. But sometimes, pressed for time, I find myself with no lunch and a long afternoon ahead. In the past I’ve bought the soggy sandwiches and rolls available from supermarkets. Now Jalopy turns towards Ridgeons, a large UK builders’ supplier. And the home of the best takeaway/fast food that I’ve ever tasted in East Anglia.
Sam’s fast food stand is permanently parked in Ridgeons’ car park.
He cooks like a dream and only sells organic, free range food. Eggs, burgers (including pork, venison, wild boar), bacon and sausages are the staples on the menu. He is such a great cook that the famous Newmarket Sausage company, Musk’s, custom make sausage burgers for him – pork and leek, and Mexican.
A couple of weeks ago I overheard a burly builder make his order.
“I’d like a wild boar burger with brie and a little mustard.”
It sounded like designer food to me. But Sam, the builder and the wild boar burger got me thinking.
On Friday I ordered one. Sam wrapped it in foil and I chugged home with an exceptional treat to share with Danny. The burger was unbelievably delicious.
Danny savoured his half (still quite chunky as the burger is 6 ozs). For the first time ever, I had wolfed down my half before D and enviously watched as he demolished his.
“This is wonderful (chomp) Thank you so much (double chomp). By far the best burger that I’ve ever tasted.”
Within an instant the wheels in D’s brain sprang into action.
“Does Sam do breakfast on Saturday mornings?”
Sam’s of Newmarket is only open 7.30 -2.30 Monday to Friday. On Saturday it’s 7.30 to 12.00. Sam is a treasure. He is gentle and chatty and his food is wonderful. The prices are good too.
He also runs Queen’s Events. Judging from his professional approach to his takeaway business and his eye for detail I would definitely approach Sam if I needed help with organising an event. Until then I’ll enjoy his exceptional food and the craic around his stand.
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