Bodega Rita’s finds new home in Clerkenwell

By James McAllister

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Bodega Rita’s finds new home in Clerkenwell

Related tags: Rita's, Missy Flynn, Gabriel Pryce, Street food, Restaurant, Sandwich

Global deli and sandwich store Bodega Rita's has found a new London home on Cowcross Street in Clerkenwell and is set to launch later this month.

Founded by London restaurateurs Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce, Bodega Rita's was forced to closed its flagship site at the Coal Drops Yard development in Kings Cross last year​ due to the impact of the pandemic.

This relaunch, which will see the return of Bodega Rita’s 'legendary' subs alongside the introduction of new dishes and a new drinks selection, is billed as 'representing the next chapter' for the sandwich slinging brand. 

It comes as Flynn and Pryce also prepare to launch Rita’s Soho​ this summer, which is understood to be an evolution of their original Rita's pop up concept the pair first launched back in 2012 above Dalston nightclub Birthdays.

Bodega Rita's will once again feature a concise list of American-style subs packed with punchy flavours, each born from Flynn and Pryce's appreciation and research into culinary expressions and dishes from around the globe.

The menu will include 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 The Second City, 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 with diced sweet white onions, coriander, and lime; and the Suadero taco, with confit shin of beef, onions, coriander and lime.

On the drinks front, Bodega Rita’s will be serving Ozone coffee, with a line-up 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 a house-made brown rice horchata and house made chipotle-choco mylk, made with oat milk.

On top of this, beers, low-intervention wines, and Bodega Rita’s margaritas will also be available. 

Related topics: Openings, Street Food

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