Gourmet Gorditas at Sunday Upmarket

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Gorditas are hand-made Mexican flatbreads made of wheat and stuffed with a yummy filling. Now you can get ‘em in London thanks to Pedro and Santiago, a couple of enterprising Mexicans who recently started traded under the name Gourmet Gorditas with a stall selling their gourmet versions of this Northern Mexican street food at Brick Lane’s Sunday Upmarket.

At five quid a pop, Pedro and Santiago’s gorditas are a cheap and cheerful option for eating on the go. They’re a delicious and filling option too. The current Gourmet Gorditas menu looks like this:

Pork Gordita
Slow-cooked pulled pork in an orange and chilli marinade with spicy pineapple chutney

Chicken Gordita
Roasted chicken with almonds, pistachios, and caramelised chillies in a creamy pecan sauce

Black bean Gordita (vegetarian)
Black beans, crispy plantains and caramelised onions covered in melted Cheddar with an artichoke drizzle

During my visit last Sunday, I had a taste of all three and trotted off greedily with a full pork gordita for my lunch. All three were super flavoursome though. And, in retrospect, that nutty chicken gordita with a slight fiery edge was really something special. Guess I’ll just have to head back again.

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Look for Gourmet Gorditas at Sunday Upmarket at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Find out more at facebook.com/GourmetGorditas and sundayupmarket.co.uk.

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2 Responses to Gourmet Gorditas at Sunday Upmarket

  1. Cint says:

    Thanks for this delicious tip! This is the 3rd recommendation of this place, I really have to try those famous Gorditas!

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