A new generation of Mexican American chefs are changing how traditional Mexican food looks.
- Phatties Vegan Mexican Restaurant is shattering the notion that eating plant-based means going hungry. Chef Olga Saldivar draws inspiration from Mexico City while veganizing the recipes to offer healthier options to her customers and staff.
“Like authentic Mexican food but completely like not messing with meat or dairy, basically,” Saldivar said.
- Chef Casa de Luz recreates food from the Guanajuato region in Mexico but makes it completely plant-based at her pop-up, Casa de Luz. Luz Leal believes their food gives people a way to enjoy the foods they grew up with while also addressing concerns for the environment and animal welfare.