Chiquito expands vegan offer for breakfast & children

The UK’s biggest Mexican restaurant chain, Chiquito has today announced a major expansion of vegan dishes on its breakfast menu and children's menu.

The huge success of Veganuary and flexitarian curiosity has prompted the biggest shakeup of the restaurant’s menu as Mexican food is particularly conducive to a vegan and or meat free diet. The extra vegan dishes will join the menu which has been designed to meet consumer demands for more delicious vegan offerings and meat free alternatives.

Chiquito has unveiled the new vegan Full English Breakfast,Vegan Burrito and Vegan Chimichangas to the breakfast menu as well as vegan options on the children’s menu for the first time ever, showing Chiquito’s commitment to an innovative vegan lifestyle.

The Vegan Sizzler: vegan scrambled eggs, hash brown, vegan sausages, baked beans, flat mushrooms & seasoned tomato. The vegan sausages are made from a combination of seitan (seitan is wheat gluten) and soya with herbs and spices. Chiquito’s scrambled eggs are made from a combination of tofu, coconut milk, onion, red pepper, black turtle beans, butternut squash & chipotle chilli to give a slight kick.

The Breakfast Burrito consists of hash browns, tomato, beans, vegan cheddar, vegan scrambled eggs, vegan sausages, brown sauce all wrapped and baked in a spinach tortilla. Guests can also opt to go for a chimichanga version- essentially a deep fried burrito!

For the first time in Chiquito’s history the children’s menu features vegan options. The dishes include banana blossom bites served with Oatly creamy oat fraiche, and the Mexican Bean Stew with vegan cheese.

Chiquito Managing Director, Angelo Gabrilatsou said, 'We are massively excited about the launch of our new breakfast menu as it adds freshness, authenticity and loads of flavour, allowing our guest to be as adventurous as they want.

'Both the breakfast and the new kids menu stay true to our core objectives by driving innovation, accessibility and fun and as having guest choice at the heart, whilst understanding growing trends, this menu allows Chiquito to be more accessible to guests that seek vegan options.

'The last eighteen months we’ve focused on improving the quality of our food and service whilst dialling up the fun that we are famous for and believe this is our biggest improvement yet.'

The new breakfast menu will be in all 78 sites from tomorrow (25th February) with the kids menu already available to try.

Chiquito is a restaurant specialising in Mexican cooking. The company was established in 1989 and has 78 restaurants across the UK. Chiquito, The Original Mexican Grill & Bar, is part of The Restaurant Group.