Sydney-Based Latin American Restaurant Goes Vegan
In terms of omnivore restaurants that transitioned to become vegan, the U.K. is getting some serious competition from Australia! First, Gigi Pizzeria in Sydney ditched animal products, then Gelato Blue swapped dairy with coconut milk in Newtown, and now Mexican and Latin American restaurant Bad Hombres in Sydney has reinvented their menu to be 100% plant-based!
According to Broadsheet, the restaurant, which only opened in Surry Hills as of March this year, began offering its all-vegan menu as of May 24. The restaurant’s Instagram made a post about the decision, with the tagline “Bad Hombres goes good.” Co-owner Seán McManus states:
“We have always had 60 per cent of our menu plant focused, and considering our best-selling item is our cauliflower, we thought why not give it a go. There seemed to be a hole in the market. You have popular vegan restaurants like Gigi’s Pizzeria offering pizza and Yulli’s which has Vietnamese, but there is nothing really available with plant-based Mexican- and Latin American-style food.”
The article adds that guests can now enjoy “eggplant, which is slow roasted under banana leaves,” and a “Japanese mushroom tostada with soy, sesame, pumpkin and lime.” The wine has never been an issue since it has “been vegan since day one.”
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