The new year brings with it new things to try and be inspired by – and Mexican restaurant group Wahaca is kicking off a positively plant-powered 2021 with a delicious menu that sees vegan-friendly dishes take centre stage. Debuting dishes that have been created using the freshest ingredients from some of the most sustainable suppliers around, the menu also sees Wahaca introduce vegan ‘cheese’ options to its menu for the first time, meaning that those following a plant-based diet can enjoy more of its vibrant Mexican street food than ever before.
Cheese has long been an irresistible ingredient in some of the best-loved Mexican street food dishes, from tasty tacos to oozing quesadillas – and now there’s no reason for vegans to miss out when they need their street food fix. January sees Wahaca launch a vibrant new vegan menu, partnering with Violife to create vegan Nachos (£5.85), a Black bean & cheese quesadilla (£5.85) – both made using Violife’s award winning vegan cheese. Diners will be able to add Violife cheese to their Burritos too!
It’s not all plant-based though. The new Grilled halloumi taco (£5.95) is Wahaca’s play on a taco al pastor, perhaps the most popular taco in central Mexico. The salty bite of the halloumi pairs perfectly with a sweet pineapple salsa, accompanied by dressed slaw and an achiote marinade and served in two soft corn tortillas, for a taste combination that’s out of this world.
A delicious, comforting dish for the colder months, the Organic squash & crumbled feta tostadas’ (£5.50) warm puree of Riverford Organic Crown Prince squash is seasoned with soft, silky onions and mojo de ajo and topped with pomegranate seeds that deliver zingy bursts of freshness. Inspired by the classic Mexican dish of queso fundido, the Grilled Devon crab gratin (£6.95) sees a mix of brown crab meat, squash and melted cheese sauce that’s grilled until bubbling hot, topped with crispy breadcrumbs and served with white crab meat, fresh lime and salsa macha. Scoop up the deliciousness with the fresh, crispy tortillas that are served alongside!
Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers said: “With the ongoing restrictions giving us plenty of time to be inspired and devise some fantastic new additions to our menu, we’re especially pleased about the news that more Wahaca dishes than ever before can be enjoyed by those of us following a vegan diet. Around half of our street food menu now plant-based, we’re using completely free range British chicken and pork and we’re working with some amazing new suppliers, meaning that 2021 is set to be our most sustainable – and delicious – year yet!”
Enjoy Wahaca at home via takeaway, click and collect and via Deliveroo!
Takeaway – https://www.wahaca.co.uk/takeaway/
Click & Collect – https://app.pepperhq.com/5ee73c7697757a0cb69ef2e6
Deliveroo – https://deliveroo.co.uk/brands/wahaca