July 10, 2019

Chiquito takes vegan to the mex level and adds Oumph! to the menu

The UK’s biggest Mexican restaurant Chiquito has launched its exciting new vegan menu – taking vegan to the Mex-Level! Award-winning Oumph! is now featured in two new plant-based dishes.

 Vegarrito – Salty & Smoky Oumph! Black beans, jalapeño slaw, rice and greens wrapped in a spinach tortilla. Served with tortilla chips and a side of Oatly creamy oat fraiche.

• Vegan Fiesta Fajita – All of the favourite flavours from their classic fajitas filled with Salty & Smoky Oumph! Served with Violife vegan cheddar style cheese and Oatly creme fraiche, Pico de Gallo salsa, guacamole and unlimited tortillas.


“We are particularly proud of our new Vegan menu”, says Chiquito Managing Director Angelo Gabrilatsou. “It stays true to our core objectives by driving innovation, accessibility and fun. Having guest choice at the heart and understanding growing trends, this menu allows Chiquito to be more accessible to guests that seek vegan options.”

Angelo Gabrilatsou continues:

“We are very fortunately that Mexican food lends itself very well to vegan and our new additions bring amazing tastes and textures that will appeal not only to vegans but to all our guests. We are incredibly excited about this menu and firmly believe it puts us at the forefront of Vegan dining in the UK. As always, innovating and delivering the best in Mexican cuisine is at the heart of everything we do.”

Charlotte Reynolds, Account Manager at Oumph! in the UK comments:

“I’m thrilled that Chiquito have launched two delicious Oumph! dishes on their menu. Oumph! is a popular choice for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and committed carnivores on a day off.”

The new Vegan menu will be available now at all Chiquito sites and features the new innovative vegan take on Mexican classics making Mexican food more accessible to the nation as consumer food habits change.

About Chiqutio

Chiquito is a restaurant specialising in Mexican cooking. The company was established in 1989 and has 80 restaurants across the UK. Chiquito,The Original Mexican Grill & Bar, is part of The Restaurant Group.

About Oumph!

Oumph! is a favourite in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Oumph! is made from soya beans and organic herb and spice mixes. It’s plant-based and free from gluten and dairy.

Oumph! is versatile and easy to cook, which makes it suitable for home cooks as well as food services. It’s suitable to grill, boil, sauté, deep-fry or heat over an open fire.

In addition, Oumph! is high in protein and fibre and a source of iron and folic acid, as well has having a low climate impact.

Since its launch in Sweden and the Nordic countries in 2015 Oumph! has become a favourite with a wide audience, including families, millennials, foodies, chefs and fast-food loving flexitarians and vegans.

A number of different Oumph! products are available in Asda, Tesco, Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods Market, As Nature Intended as well as independent stores across the UK.

About Food for Progress

Oumph! is a part of Food for Progress. Food for Progress is a Swedish food company that joins forces to produce tasty, nutritious and climate-friendly food that everyone on the planet can eat. Forever.

Useful Oumph! links

Oumph! website

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