Last updated on August 22nd, 2021 at 01:51 PM
UK’s biggest Mexican restaurant Chiquito today announced its exciting new vegan menu – taking vegan to the Mex-Level!
The new Vegan menu has been carefully researched and designed to reflect consumer trends, bringing exciting new proteins for a new take on their classic Fajitas, Tacos, Burritos and Burgers.
The Vegan Menu is launched at the same time as a brand refresh which focuses on bringing fun back to food in line with Chiquito’s belief that life always needs a little salsa!
The Chiquito team believe that Mexican food naturally lends itself to vegan cuisine and have used exotic proteins from around the world to deliver the exciting, ground-breaking and innovative menu for their summer menu launch.
The chefs have carefully selected new proteins including jackfruit, banana blossom, palm hearts and soya protein Oumph to create their fiesta of taste-exploding vegan foods.
The colourful menu contains four vegan starters, five main courses with side dishes, three vegan desserts and even a vegan drinks list including beer, cocktails and wine.
The new Vegan menu will be available at all sites from Tuesday 9th July andfeatures the new innovative vegan takes on Mexican classics making Mexican food more accessible to the nation as consumer food habits change.
Chiquito Managing Director Angelo Gabrilatsou said: “We are particularly proud of our new vegan menu.
It stays true to our core objectives by driving innovation, accessibility and fun. Having guest choice at the heart and understanding growing trends, this menu allows Chiquito to be more accessible to guests that seek vegan options.
We are very fortunate that Mexican food lends itself very well to vegan and our new additions bring amazing tastes and textures, that will appeal not only to vegans but to all our guests.
We are incredibly excited about this menu and firmly believe it puts us at the forefront of vegan dining in the UK. As Always, innovating and delivering the best in Mexican cuisine is at the heart of everything we do.”
The Full Menu:
Vegan Nachos (£6.49) – Loaded with guacamole, Pico de Gallo salsa, Violife vegan cheddar-style cheese and Oatly creamy oat fraiche.
Banana Blossom Croquette (£7.19) – Flakey, flavour-filled croquettes served with Oatly creamy oat fraiche and side salad
Sweet Potato Skins (£5.89) – Sweet potato skins topped with five bean chilli, Violife Cheddar-style cheese, Pico de Galla salsa, guacamole and Oatly creamy oat fraiche.
Cassava Fries (£6.49) – Fried Cassava root, cut into thick chips and loaded with jackfruit (South Western, Indian fruit tree) chilli, Pico de Gallo salsa, and Violife vegan cheddar style cheese.
Vegaritto (£11.69) – Salty smokey Oumph (plant based product made from beans), black beans, jalapeño slaw, rice and greens wrapped in a spinach tortilla. Served with a side salad, tortilla chips and a side of Oatly creamy oat fraiche.
Jackfruit Baja Tacos (£5.99) – Jackfruit chilli filled tacos topped with Violife vegan cheddar-style cheese, guacamole and Pico de Gallo Salsa.
Banana Blossum Burger (£14.49) – Flakey, flavour-filled banana blossum (tear shaped flowers at the end of banana bunches) patty topped with jalapeño slaw, greens and Violife vegan cream cheese alternative in a sourdough bun. Served with a side of cassava fries.
Palm Heart Baja Bowl (£13.99) – Palm Hearts (palm tree vegetable), pulses, black beans, greens and rice topped with jalapeño slaw. Served in a pull apart spinach tortilla bowl.
Vegan Fiesta Fajita (£12.99) – All of the favourite flavours from Chiquito’s classic fajitas filled with smokey salty oumph. Served with Violife vegan cheddar-style cheese and Oatly creamy oat fraiche.
(Sides – Rice (£2.99), Citrus Salad (£2.99), Sweet Potato Fries (£3.99), Skin on Fries (£3.49).
Ice Cream And Sorbet (£2.19 one scoop, trio £4.49) – Passion fruit sorbet or coconut ice cream
Churros With Chocolate Sauce (£4.99) – Our favourite churros served with a vegan chocolate sauce.
Chocolate Coconut Lava Cake (£5.99) – Served warm with a melting top and choice of coconut ice cream or passion fruit sorbet.