Wahaca is inviting everyone to try free plant-powered, low-carbon dishes throughout January.
Getting the year off to a suitably sustainable start, Mexican-inspired restaurant group Wahaca is giving customers the chance to try a selection of its most planet-friendly street food on the house, and raise a booze-free glass to 2023 with Wahaca’s first-ever non-alcoholic margarita, making a timely debut for Dry January.
Invited to try their latest menu, we headed to the Southbank at the weekend. This is one of my favourite Wahaca’s locations, built from eight recycled shipping containers, a testament to the chain’s commitment to sustainability.
We ordered a selection of meat, fish and meat-free dishes to suit everyone’s dietary preferences. The kids enjoyed some free-range chicken & avocado tacos as well as sustainable battered fish tacos, Trealy Farm chorizo quesadillas, while Graham and I ate some plant-based chicken & avocado tacos, plantain tacos, black bean & three cheese quesadillas as well as some organic squash & crumbled feta tostadas. We are big fans of Wahaca and were not disappointed. The food was as delicious as ever. With Dry January in full steam, we wanted to try the new non-alcoholic margaritas made with because it is made with Pentire, a premium non-alcoholic botanical spirit. They were unremarkable and at £5.95, noticeably dearer than the other mocktails.
Wahaca Planet-Friendly Menu
Wahaca has been carbon neutral since 2016 and in 2022 became the first British restaurant group to introduce carbon ratings to its menus so you can clearly see the impact of each dish.
While Wahaca’s street food menu is 50% meat-free, the rest of the menu is prepared with higher welfare animal products such as free-range chicken and pork, grass-fed British beef, and MSC-certified fish. Wahaca also supports organic farmers by using some of their products like Riverford Organic squash used to make the delicious “organic squash & crumbled feta tostadas”.
Wahaca has made a New Year’s resolution to show people that moving towards a more planet-friendly diet isn’t as big a leap as they might think.
As such, Wahaca is inviting everyone to try free plant-powered, low-carbon dishes throughout January. You can choose from Ancho mushroom tacos, Zesty bean & feta tostadas or Crispy cauliflower bites, with vegan versions of each dish (except cauliflower bites) available.
These plant-powered dishes are from Wahaca’s street food menu and each of them has a ‘low impact’ carbon rating. They’ve been created with sustainability firmly in mind, using some of the freshest and most responsibly-sourced ingredients available.
Visitors can claim their free dish by signing up for a voucher here.
Find your nearest Wahaca by visiting www.wahaca.co.uk