Monday, 11 September 2017

Los Antojitos Mexican Pop Up At The Wonder Inn Shudehill Manchester 8th September 2017

Los Antojitos is a pop up catering company, owned by Kelly Bucher, making authentic Mexican food and her own range of chilli sauces and salsas..   I knew Los Antojitos was hosting an evening at The Wonder Inn, a wellness and creativity centre and would be a fabulous finale, after a week of vegan dining in Brighton.

I contacted Kelly to discuss my allergies and with allergies herself, her response was second to none, offering to make separate dishes specifically for me.

The Wonder is like a tardis, even though from the front it is tiny, but I loved the interior, with a small bar, great decor and lighting (although not brilliant for food photos) and chilled ambience for dining.

There was a small area to the rear of the bar, where Los Antojitos was set up, with Kelly doing everything, cooking, preparing food and serving tables.

We ordered drinks, had a quick chat with Kelly, who said to leave the menu up to her, so we sat down and waited in anticipation.

To start we had roasted spiced peanuts and pumpkin seeds and tortilla chips with mango salsa and pico de gallo.   The nuts were truly spicy, in fact they had Steven gulping down his beer, with the moreish tortilla chips, it was a great start to the meal, so good in fact, we ate them all.

Next up was chilli for Steven and special refried beans for me, with rice, jalapenos and mango salsa, both were delicious and no skimping either, so although Steven ate all his, I left some as I knew we had more food to come.

The final savoury dish was enfrijolada, a flour tortilla, topped with refried beans, jalapenos, spring onion pine nuts and a choice of chilli sauce to dribble on, sample bottles of which Kelly kindly gave me to take home.

I was full but the enfrijolada was so tasty, we left clean plates, I loved both sauces, particularly the spicy one on the right.   Kelly is hoping to attain The Vegan Society trademark for her sauces and I wish her well and hope to see this sometime in the future.

Steven had a chocolate and almond brownie to finish, but even he was fit to pop, you certainly do not go hungry and the price for the food is very reasonable too.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, after the hustle bustle of Brighton, long train journeys, much of it standing up, it was the perfect finish to a brilliant week.   I will be keeping an eye on Los Antojitos's events page, to see where else they are popping up in the future.  

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