Bodega Rita’s to open new shop in Clerkenwell

The cult deli and sandwich shop Bodega Rita’s will open a new site at 91 Cowcross Street in Clerkenwell on June 22.

Bodega Rita’s, from London restaurateurs Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce, opened in King’s Cross in 2018 but closed some years later.

Now, it will bring its subs back to the capital alongside new dishes and an updated drinks selection.

The menu includes The Tony, a classic deli sub filled to the brim with pesto, prosciutto, spiced salami ventricina, smoked cheese, pickled salad and cheese dust; The King Banh Mi, a vegan take on a staple Vietnamese baguette, with roasted oyster mushrooms, peanut butter, carrot and daikon pickle, coriander, mint, peanuts and pickled chilli; and their take on hot Italian beef, The Second City, stuffed generously with fennel roast pork belly and crackling, seasoned greens, high five spicy mayo, crispy shallots, parmesan pork dust and lemon oil, on a house hoagie roll.

Also making a comeback will be Bodega Rita’s tacos in the form of the carnitas taco, with slow roasted pork shoulder, collar, belly and hocks, topped simply with diced sweet white onions, coriander, and lime; and the Suadero taco, with confit shin of beef, once again topped with onions, coriander and lime.

On the drinks front, Bodega Rita’s will be serving Ozone coffee, with a lineup of iced drinks and a house dulce de latte; a selection of sodas including Mexican Cola, house made lychee cola, and Japanese iced tea; and their perfected house made brown rice horchata and house made chipotle-choco mylk, made with oat milk. On top of this, beers, low-intervention wines, and margaritas will also be available.

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