Aside for the sweet bits and pastry the best part of Brunch for me was Nonna’s eggs. These poached eggs were served in sumo and topped with a choice of sausage or aubergine, or both! Oh and they were smothered in cheese. Also let’s not forget the arancini which are traditional Sicilian rice balls that are deep fried and filled with cheese and other delicious bits!
Sunday funday is all about brunch, especially when it is Sicilian brunch filled with pastry and homemade eggs! Strazzanti a tiny Sicilian deli in Fitzrovia has the perfect brunch weather you are craving savory or sweet. Walking into the deli and pop up bakery you can already feel the Sicilian vibes. It is hidden away on a quiet Fitzrovia backstreet off of Warren street, but all the copper accents and smells of freshly baked goods draw you in immediately.
Once you walk in the display of cakes, pastries and sweets at Strazzanti would make any foodie drool. First let’s talk about the cake! I didn’t personally get to try it by their signature Pistachio and Lemon cake looked absolutely delicious! Then there was the perfectly flaky Pistachio croissant that I of course had too much of but it was Sunday and calories don’t count on Sundays, especially not at a Strazzanti.
This Sicilian bakery and brunch pop up has the best story behind it as well. Founded by the three Strazzanti sisters – Sofia, Nina and Emilia – who all share a passion for food brought a piece of Sicily to London. These three sisters not only wanted to share their love for food, but their love for family. When you visit make sure you ask about the history and heritage of how their family brought the Sicilian and Neapolitan heritage to London. Not to mention the head chef – Emilia Strazzanti is a Dorchester trained chef who trained and then relocated to Sicily to only come back and set up a pop up shop in the heart of London.