All around the world, there are many roads, cities, and islands that are named after famous individuals. There’s Saint Lucia, an island in the Carribean Sea dedicated to its namesake; Bolivia, named after the Venezuelan military leader Simon Bolivar; and thousands more of places named after personalities that were and are still known across the world.
The Philippines is no stranger to this as well— having been named after King Philipp of Spain, our country’s ancestors have given names to places around the country that are odes to famous people. Examples of these places include J.P. Rizal Street, Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), and C.M. Recto Avenue. (Read: 5 Saints to Pray to if You Are a Certified Food Lover)
Perhaps every country has done this — even the United Kingdom. In fact, there is a road in the UK named after a saint!
St. Pega’s Road
St. Pega’s Road is a relatively short road in Peterborough, UK, which is a cathedral city. We say short because it is approximated that St. Pega’s Road is only 1,130 meters (1.13 kilometers) long! But despite its length, the road named after the sister of St. Guthlac boasts of wonderful architecture, fresh air, and a whole lot of food. (Read: The Universal Prayer of Saint Peter Canisius)
The small area is known for its handful of restaurants and establishments that serve delicious food that makes everyone come back for more. And today, as we celebrate the feast day of St. Pega, My Pope lists some of these must-try restaurants so that when you have the chance to go to the UK, you know where to go for mouthwatering food!
Food Trip in St. Pega’s Road: Linford’s
Linford’s is one of the popular fish and chips places near St. Pega’s Road. For many, it’s also one of the best fish and chips there is. They make their dishes fresh every day and they are not prudent in their ingredients— which means you’ll get your money’s worth! According to diners, the presentation of the food is also superb.
Food Trip in St. Pega’s Road: Red House Chinese Takeaway
Admittedly, Chinese cuisine is REALLY good. The fried rice, dumplings, noodles, and authentic (and sometimes exotic) dishes are just delicious. These dishes make Red House Chinese Takeaway near St. Pega’s Road famous to locals! Diners approve of their authentic but affordable food. A review on Yelp even said, “The best Chinese in Peterborough… maybe even the world!
Food Trip in St. Pega’s Road: Steak and Honour
Steak and Honour is a food truck that serves typical American food like burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Their burgers are made from pure beef and are hefty and cooked to perfection. The fries are made in the traditional way: crispy and flavorful. Anyone who wants to eat something familiar, this is the place to go!