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Whip Up Vegan Tacos And Nachos At Home Thanks To West End’s New Mexican Spot

By Ranyhyn Laine
21st Apr 2020

Green guacamole, gooey vegan cheese, red onion slices, tomato and red spices slathered over a pile of corn chips on a plate.

Just a few very long weeks ago, Wandering Cooks’ popular plant-based Mexican pop-up, El Planta, announced that they had found a permanent home, and would soon be moving to Hope Street in West End. Well, suffice to say, a lot has happened since then, but the crew at El Planta were determined to keep all the plant-based eaters of Brisbane well-fed, so this week they’ve turned on the stove in their brand new kitchen—just with a bit of a difference. 

Since lockdown means you can’t go to them, El Planta are bringing the Mexican feasts to you, with a range of meals you can finish off in your own kitchen. They’ll do all the hard work of planning, sourcing, spicing and cooking, so that all you have to do is heat and serve. 

First up, there’s the tacos they built a cult following around at Wandering Cooks, which come with housemade tortillas, salsas and toppers, as well as the vegan protein. Flavours will rotate each week with two different kinds in each kit—currently it’s carne asada and chorizo y papa, so get in quick. 

Also on the menu are enchilada kits, which feature tortillas filled with adobo jackfruit, rolled up and smothered in adobo sauce, ready to pop in the oven and be topped with guacamole, pickled onion, lime, radish and coriander when they’re done. Or you could opt for the nachos, to assemble in a stack of tortilla chips, queso sauce, frijoles, guacamole, pico de gallo, smoked paprika, radish and coriander. 

Some of the ready to finish meals come with sides of spiced rice and twice cooked beans, or you can add on sides, as well as starters like salsa and housemade corn chips. Even dessert is taken care of with a vegan chocolate mousse on the menu. 

Currently, the menu is only available to order for Friday delivery and pick-up, but that may change in the future. In the meantime, we hear Friday night is the new stay-at-home-and-cook-tacos night.  Check out their full menu online and preorder for Friday, and stay tuned for when we can finally visit for dine in tacos once more. 

Here's 14 things to do at home once you've finished cooking your tacos. 

Image credit: El Planta 

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