Vegan at Wahaca

After one too many trips to Nandos where I always have my favourite veggie wrap, my boyfriend and I decided to mix it up a bit and visit Wahaca. I was a little worried about finding vegan options as I couldn’t find anything on their website about this. However, our waitress was extremely helpful and pointed out all of the vegetarian dishes they could make vegan by excluding cheese or sour cream – ideal!

wahacca menu

To start we had tortilla chips with guacamole whilst we pondered over the menu, and they were good!

vegan wahacca

I love the style of the Wahaca menu as it offers a selection of smaller, street style dishes as an alternative to ordering just one, bigger dish. As there were so many amazing looking veggie options that could be made vegan, we decided to order lots of little dishes.

For the very childish reason of wanting to know whether or not it would be spiky, we ordered the cactus tacos without cheese. I am happy to report that they were in fact not spiky but were very yummy!

cactus taco wahacca

We also had the plantain taco without feta cheese and crema which was nice but very spicy!

plantain taco wahacca

The black bean tostadas (without cheese and crema) were awesome! I love black beans, red onions and lettuce so this dish was perfect for me.

wahacca black bean tostadas

Finally, saving the best to last we had broccoli drizzled in garlic chilli oil. DE-LIC-IOUS!

wahacca broccoli drizzled in garlic chilli oil

Not only was the food amazing but the staff were so friendly and helpful so we will definitely be heading back to Wahaca soon.

You can check out their menu here. Veggie options are marked with a v and most of them can be made vegan, so be sure to ask in the restaurant, and if our experience was anything to go by, the staff will be more than happy to help.

7 comments

  1. Wahaca sounds my kind of place. I love food you can share, the fact that there are so many veggie options that can be made vegan is superb:) thanks for a great review. Andy

  2. Thanks for the review! There is one opening close to me & I was unsure what the vegan options would be like but they look delicious! The 2 tacos look amazing!

  3. We visited the Westfield Wahaca yesterday. The waiter initially indicated some of the veggie items from the menu as being able to be adapated (i.e. no feta cheese) to make them suitable for my vegan partner. Five minutes later though, he was back to explain that all of those involved either butter, eggs or honey in the sauces or dressings.
    We ate elsewhere.

    1. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that you had that experience. Our waitress assured me that there were no animal products in the dishes we ordered but I will send their head office an email to clarify!

Leave a Reply