Los Antojitos Mexican Food
Los Antojitos is a Mexican Pop up catering company in Manchester specialising in Street Tacos and Multi-bean Chilli bowls. All produce is vegan and they also sell a range of hot sauces and fresh salsa.
Using organic ingredients, where possible. They use specialist ingredients imported from Mexico. Examples of these are the herbs Epazote and Mexican Oregano. All produce is 100% vegan and offer a range of gluten free options.
Kelly the founder of Los Antojitos answered a few questions for me:
Why did you start Los Antojitos?
I wanted to open a cafe or catering company that offers vegan food that is very allergen aware. I am often accidentally contaminated by products that contain cow’s milk, seafood or crustaceans and these make me seriously ill and sometimes hospitalise me due to serious allergies. I chose Mexican food as it automatically lends itself to fresh and tasty vegan food with all the salsas, guacamole’s and salads. We decided to make our own hot chilli sauces ourself to avoid contamination in factories of allergens but also to make sure that everything is freshly made from raw ingredients and we know exactly what is in everything. We have a sugar skull logo and everything is bright and vibrant. It allowed us an overall opportunity to create a strong, tasty, bright and colourful product and brand which is a little rock n roll and fun for people to engage with.
Whats your favourite Mexican dish?
A hand pressed corn taco with a filling such as BBQ Yucatecan seitan and cactus topped with our signature mango salsa. Hands down, no competition.
Favourite hot sauce?
Scotch bonnet sauce as it is hot hot hot but also sweet. Addictive
Mango salsa – so sweet and spicy at the same time.
Here are some products I tried out.
Ugandan Scotch Bonnet Sauce
This is so tasty and very spicy. It tastes very fresh and is filled with natural ingredients. It’s great for adding to so many dishes I’ve tried this on chicken, salads, nachos and with enchiladas. You don’t need to use too much sauce as its so spicy. This is my favourite product out of the three as its so versatile.
Roasted Lime and Chili Salt
This is ideal for adding some flavour to dishes. I’ve been using this with chicken and it enhances the flavour with added spicyness.
Roasted Lime Salt
This product is great for margaritas. I’m thinking of having a Mexican themed evening with my friends for Cinco de Mayo on the 5th of May Feasting on Mexican food and Margaritas!
I love Mexican food and enjoyed trying these products out. I think its great to try out and support new small brands. Even though I’m not a vegan I am trying to cut down on dairy as it makes me break out. So I enjoyed trying out some dairy free produce. If I’m ever in Manchester I will be visiting their market stall!
To win your own set of:
Scotch Bonnet Sauce, Roasted Lime Salt & Roasted Lime and Chili Salt
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