At Wahaca, we believe that the finest meat comes from animals that have lived a healthy, happy life and have been treated well. We believe in supporting British farmers and have committed to buying all our meat from within the United Kingdom. By working closely with our UK producers, ensuring that they have the same ethics as we do and developing good working relationships with them we are confident that we are buying the best possible meat that is succulent, tender and full of flavour. In short, our meat is sourced from farms that we trust.
Our beef (selected from farm assured British beef herds) is born, raised and reared in Scotland and is mainly grass fed. It is always matured for a minimum of 21 days for flavour and texture. Our pork is British and outdoor reared for a minimum of 12 weeks.
The pigs are born outdoors and have free access to roam the fields as nature intended. A forage and cereal-based diet produces a fully flavoured meat, with just the right amount of fat. We have worked closely with our suppliers to ensure that practices like routine tail docking will never be an option. Our chickens are selected from UK Farms which share our commitment to animal welfare and meat quality standards. We currently buy select birds reared to a high welfare standard with natural light, straw bales, pecking objects and perches. All our birds are fed a non-GM, mixed cereal, vegetarian diet which is free of growth promoters.