After a turbulent old month, Manchester’s favourite hoagie slingers Bada Bing have found themselves a new home in Ancoats.
Starting from next Friday, the new home of Manchester’s two-fisted sandwiches will be operating out of the kitchen of none other than Ancoats General Store.
It’s great news for the budding small business, run by couple Meg Lingenfelter and Sam Gormally, who have been hit with a series of challenges this month.
First having to move out of their dark kitchen unit on Radium street, then getting their Instagram hacked into and losing all of their followers, the pair have a very successful business but haven’t had the easiest time of it lately.
They’ve just spent the past four weeks popping up at The Refuge as part of a summer street food takeover by Eatmcr, but now they’re ready to move into a new permanent home.
Loyal fans will be absolutely chuffed to hear that they’re going into General Store in Ancoats, taking over the kitchen every Thursday to Sunday from 11.30am to 5pm or until they sell out.
Admirers of their fat hoagies (and rest assured there are many) will, at last, be able to pop round the corner in Ancoats again to grab a hench sarnie stacked to the brim with proper tasty US deli-style meats and cheeses.
The menu here always holds on to a few favourites, but the team like to add in changing specials to keep things fresh for the regulars.
Menu staples include the “Muffuletta” with Bing’s smoked ham, chicken, Napoli salami, sharp provolone, olive salad and gochujang mayo and their signature sandwich “The Bing” with gabagool, pistachio mortadella, Napoli salami, ventricina salami, sharp provolone, tomato, lettuce, red onion, homemade giardiniera and mayo.
But there’s so much more to try here too – with an average of at least five different sandwiches on the menu at any one time.
It sounds like there are some exciting new developments in the pipeline menu-wise, with whispers of homemade icecream and a specially-brewed beer on the cards as well as something new with chicken – but we’ll just have to hold out breath for now.
We’re absolutely buzzing for them. For more updates, keep your eyes on their social media here.
Find Bada Bing at Ancoats General Store from next week, every Thursday to Sunday 11.30am until sell out.