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:
Slow-cooked pulled pork in an orange and chilli marinade with spicy pineapple chutney
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.