Battersea’s premier food shopping street, Northcote Road, is slowly succumbing to the Dark Side of the Force as the chains move in – Byron and Paul being the latest arrivals. But leading the fight for the small independents is the long-established local shop, Dove, one of the best butchers in London. Bob Dove is collaborating with Ben’s Canteen on a weekend ‘pop-up’ to the side of the shop. It’s a simple lean-to selling filled baps, either filled with simple ingredients such as bacon and egg, or with pulled pork and coleslaw (pictured above), which we can recommend, for a fiver. Best of all though is the coffee, which uses what’s left of the old Brewed Boy cart to create takeaway espresso-based drinks for £2. Dovetail BBQ is open this weekend and again in January, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am-4pm. Guy Dimond
For info see dovetailbbq.com.