Hackney-born institution Rita’s has its eyes set on Clerkenwell for the relaunch of its very own sandwich shop Bodega Rita’s, after moving on from its original spot in Kings Cross. Founded by restaurateurs Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce, Rita’s is now household name within London’s food scene for pioneering the pop-up before the pop-up was even a thing.

Rita’s doesn’t believe in overcomplicating things, so the menu will feature standout sandwiches like the Tony, filled with pesto, prosciutto, spiced salami ventricina, smoked cheese, pickled salad & cheese dust; the King Banh Mi, a vegan take on the Vietnamese staple with roasted oyster mushrooms, peanut butter, carrot & daikon pickle, coriander, mint, peanuts & pickled chilli; and the Second City, a hoagie roll stuffed with fennel roast pork belly & crackling, seasoned greens, high five spicy mayo, crispy shallots, parmesan pork dust & lemon oil. The Bodega Rita’s tacos are also making a comeback with carnitas and suadero – that’s slow roasted pork and beef shin – versions available at the new shop.

On the drinks front, expect all the usual favourites like Ozone coffee, homemade colas, horchata, beers, natural wines and their famous margaritas. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself down to Clerkenwell and tuck in.

Opens Tues 22nd June 2021
91 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BH