The Rib Man

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t enjoy a rib meat roll, slathered with Holy Fuck sauce then I’m afraid we just can’t be friends.

The Rib Man’s rolls prove beyond all doubt that great street food doesn’t have to be fancy. This is meat in a bun at its very best.

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We’re self-confessed spice addicts and for us there’s no substitute for The Rib Man’s excellent Holy Fuck hot sauce. It can take a while to become accustomed to the searing heat but once you do you’ll want it with practically everything. Bottles cost £5 and are for sale at his stalls or on-line. Unless you have an aversion to chilli, this is definitely one for your bucket list.

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t enjoy a rib meat roll, slathered with Holy Fuck sauce then I’m afraid we just can’t be friends. Soft, succulent baby-back rib meat piled high in a giant bread roll with a copious amount of hot sauce (£7). You can also get racks of ribs but these usually sell out early (£8).

Last year, The Rib Man (former butcher Mark Gevaux) embarked on an ambitious Kickstarter project to raise money for a new sauce kitchen in a converted shipping container. Needless to say, he made the target (and then some). The ribs are also very much in demand, meaning that he now cooks up over a tonne every week.

The Rib Man can be found at Brick Lane Market and Crate Brewery on Sundays. Make sure you arrive early because he’s usually sold out by around 2pm. Check out his website or Twitter for more details.

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Twitter: @theribman

Address: 91-96, Brick Ln, London E1 6HR


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About John Coulson

John Coulson
John moved to London from his native north east in 2007 and co-founded LondonPiggy with his partner Lisa Cheung in 2012. Eventually his passion for street food got too much and he quit his job as a digital marketing director to work full-time in the industry, starting ParmStar in 2015.

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