Chiquito launches vegan menu today

The UK’s largest Mexican chain from The Restaurant Group, Chiquito is launching a vegan menu today, with four starters, five main dishes and three desserts.

Starter dishes include Vegan Nachos - tortilla chips topped with guacamole, Pico de Gallo salsa, vegan cheese and Oatly crème fraiche, Banana Blossom Croquette - banana blossom has a meaty texture - and the croquettes come with a side salad and Oatly crème fraiche.

Main plates highlights are Vegaritto - a burrito with soya protein, jalapeño slaw, rice a& greens wrapped in a spinach tortilla, and comes with a side salad, tortilla chips and Oatly crème fraiche, Jackfruit Baja Tacos - smokey jackfruit chili, topped with Violife cheddar, guacamole and salsa, and Banana Blossom Burger - banana blossom burger patty topped with jalapeño slaw, greens and Violife cream cheese in a sourdough bun with salad and cassava fries.

For sweet treats, there's Churros with Chocolate Sauce - melted vegan chocolate sauce and warm churros, and Chocolate Coconut Lava Cake - warm lava cake served with coconut ice cream or passion fruit sorbet.

Angelo Gabrilatsou, Chiquito’s Managing Director, 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.”