Bendito Maiz popping up at The Store Saturday 1 August

Plant-based Mexican food specialists, Bendito Maiz will be posted up outside The Store, Fiveways this Saturday

The Hollingbury-based company will be selling a range of its top products from 11am-4pm.

Bendito Maiz specialises in vegan takes on classic Mexican cuisine, from handmade tortillas, moles, El Pastor-style seitan to pickles and sauces.

The kitchen is currently running a supper club collaboration with Brighton legends A Tribe Called Veg with its last two iterations selling out long before their cut-off points.

The previous supper club menu.

Whilst “Mexican” food is prevalent throughout the UK, the majority of what we have grown to know is woefully far removed from the roots of the cuisine. Bendito Maiz not only bucks this trend but reinvents it in a 100 percent vegan form, producing hand-made, truly authentic regional Mexican cuisine to the mean streets of Brighton and Hove.

Run by Marie and Erik, both of whom are transplants from Mexico, Bendito Maiz started as a means to fill a large gap in the Brighton market. The pair had previously worked in an omni Mexican restaurant, and unable to find real deal regional cuisine in a vegan form, decided to make it themselves.

“For us it all started because we could not find it made for us anyway , so they were no choice,” commented Marie.

“Also the handmade come for the fact that Erik and I are both craftsmen, we used to live on his farm in Guadalajara where we were growing for sale greens and kombucha too.”

Bendito Maiz will be outside of The Store this Saturday (1 August) from 11am-4pm. For future details of pop ups, supper clubs and products follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Full Interview with Marie from Bendito Maiz coming in UC003 this August.

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