Resolutions Needn’t Cost the Earth at Wahaca

Planet-friendly street food on the house, no-alcohol margs and a meat-free Brighton supper club

Getting the year off to a suitably sustainable start, Mexican-inspired restaurant group Wahaca is serving up veggie and vegan delights at a special Meat-Free Mexican supper club with co-founder Thomasina Miers in Brighton, as well as giving customers the chance to try a selection of its most planet-friendly street food on the house throughout the month. And raise a booze-free glass to 2023 with Wahaca’s first ever non-alcoholic margarita, making a timely debut for Dry January.

Taking over the kitchen of Wahaca Brighton (160-161 North Street, BN1 1EZ) on Wednesday 18th January, the restaurant group’s co-founder Thomasina Miers will be serving up a selection of plant-powered dishes at a one-off Meat-Free Mexican Supper Club that celebrates the vibrant diversity of plant-powered Mexican food. Inspired by the former Masterchef winner’s recent cookbook of the same name, the Meat-Free Mexican menu will include Tenderstem & Crown Prince tempura with jalapeño & lime drizzle, marvellously moreish Mushroom tostadas, Tamales with spinach & yellow mole, Grilled hispi cabbage with root vegetable mash & ancho relish, and finishing with Orange ricotta doughnuts with hibiscus sugar. A fully vegan version of the menu will also be served. Tickets are priced at £45 per person and go on sale via wahaca.co.uk/meat-free-mexican-supper-club/ from 3rd January.

Breaking new ground in 2022 as the first British restaurant group to introduce carbon ratings to its menus, 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, the restaurant group is inviting everyone to try free plant-powered, low carbon dishes throughout January. Make a mouth-watering choice of 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, 50% of which is now meat-free – and each of them has a ‘low impact’ carbon rating. And 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 when they sign up for a voucher from wahaca.co.uk/eat-free-planet-friendly 

Made a resolution to drink less this year? Wahaca’s first ever Non-Alc Margarita (£5.95) is just the ticket for Dry January. Pentire Adrift botanical non-alcoholic spirit is shaken with lime and agave and served on the rocks with a chilli salt rim and a slice of jalapeño. It’s just as vibrant and deliciously indulgent as a classic margarita but without a drop of alcohol. Beer fans wanting to go booze-free can wash down their tacos with a Lucky Saint (£4.95) – a refreshing, alcohol-removed Bavarian lager with a citrus hop finish.

non-alcoholic margarita

The start of the year is traditionally a time for cutting back  – but this shouldn’t mean that there’s any reason to miss out. We want to inspire customers to try new things and enjoy food that’s both delicious and planet-friendly – we hope that our January supper club and complimentary low-carbon dishes will do exactly that!”

co-founder Thomasina Miers

* One other street food dish must be purchased to redeem. Full T&Cs at wahaca.co.uk

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