Club Mexicana at Hawker House

To Do List Daily: Club Mexicana at Hawker House – Sat 20 Feb

Mouth-watering Mexican Vegan Cuisine in South London

We have fallen head over heels for Club Mexicana, a vegan dining fiesta for the tastebuds.

Popping up every Friday and Saturday at Street Feasts indoor speakeasy, Hawker House, Club Mexicana is the perfect excuse to get off the sofa and get some flavour without all the meat.

Some of their unusual ingredients include pickled pink onions, BBQ pulled jackfruit and Beer-marinated seitan.

Meriel from Club Mexicana on how the food concept came about:

We lived in Melbourne for several years, and it’s an incredible city for food, one of the best (and most under-rated) in the world. Being vegan there was a dream as there are so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants loved by vegans and non-vegans alike. I came back to London in 2012, via San Francisco, LA, Chicago and New York – cities with incredible vegan food scenes, but when I arrived back I was disappointed by the lack of good vegan options in what is supposed to be one of the food capitals of the world. The street food scene was beginning to kick off here and there was an air of something really exciting happening in food in London, but there was still a lack of options for us vegans! So, when my partner, Lois, returned from Melbourne a year later, we decided to take matters into our own hands and Club Mexicana was born!

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Here’s some sumptuous example dishes:

Loaded Nachos! Tortilla chips FULLY loaded with #vegan cheeze sauce, black beans, guacamole, pink pickled onions, habenero salsa, salted chilies & chilli sauce.

Pizza Mexicana! Beer marinated seitan, pink pickled onions, salted chillies, sour ‘cream’, avocado, chilli sauce & coriander.

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNIE MORRIS.

Rupert Dannreuther

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