British Comfort Food Invades the Heart Of The Midwest!

Purveyors of the pasty, one Brit and one American, have established an outpost in Springfield, Missouri for the hand-held meat pie associated with Cornish miners.

The merging of this traditional fare and the food truck revolution has produced London Calling Pasty Company, which now operates 2 Mobile Food Trucks, local delivery of Take and Bake pasties and a pub location at 14 Mill Market in Nixa, MO.

The owners, Carrie Mitchell of Halfway, Missouri and British-born Neil Gomme, are brother- and sister-in-law. They met when Mitchell's family traveled to Britain to meet Gomme, who later married Mitchell's sister. During that trip, Carrie also met the Cornish pasty in a train station in London. She fell in love with the product and the idea of bringing the traditional food to southwest Missouri. The pasty was a traditional food Neil had enjoyed on trips to Cornwall and many times in London and he was equally excited to share it with Americans. They spent 2 years to develop their concept before opening the business. In 2013, Neil and his family immigrated to the United States. It was the same year he and Carrie opened London Calling Pasty Company. They opened the company as a food truck with an iconic double decker bus for seating. They have since expanded their locations and their menus to include other British classics like fish and chips, sausage rolls, shepherd's pies, mince pies and steak and ale pies – all handmade in their production kitchen using fresh ingredients. Their goal is to share the pasty and other gourmet British foods with Southwest Missouri and the region and to allow everyone to "Take a Bite Out of Britain".

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