STREET FOOD THAT
WON’T COST THE EARTH

From day one, we challenged ourselves to minimise the environmental impact at Wahaca.  We were the first UK restaurant group to be certified as Carbon Neutral and we are proud members of Food Made Good from The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).  We’re three time winners of the SRA’s most sustainable restaurant group!

Three key areas are used to measure sustainability; environment, sourcing and society.  We’re pretty proud of what we’re doing in each of these areas, so let us show you just how we make fresh, vibrant, Mexican-inspired street food that doesn’t cost the earth.  

LEAN, GREEN, TACO MACHINE

We are carbon neutral!

We take lots of steps to minimise the resources we use across our restaurants, from the initial build, to using heat produced by our fridges to heat our water! To be completely carbon neutral we also offset our unavoidable energy use, by supporting some pretty amazing projects out in Mexico.

Wahaca Southbank, made from shipping containers
Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers outside collecting fresh ingredients

STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE

We can all have a positive impact on the planet simply through the food we choose to eat.

Our menu is over 50% veg, we champion our great British suppliers and we add seasonal specials to the menu throughout the year.  We use British free-range chicken and pork, grass-fed beef and sustainable fish, to make sure our dishes featuring meat are delicious and better for the planet too. 

Our supply chain has been impacted by Covid-19, meaning we can’t always get hold of our exact specification for our ingredients, however we always do our best to source the next best alternative.

ONE BIG FAMILEE

People are at the heart of Wahaca.  From our founders Tommi & Mark, to the people of Oaxaca in Mexico, our teams in our restaurants and of course our customers too. 

We take a whole lot of inspiration from all of them and do our best to give a whole lot of inspiration back through projects and charities, especially to inspire the next generation.

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