Introducing… El Planta!
Ten years ago, Adrienne Jory and Rick Gibson went to a humble taco shack for their first date. Fast-forward to today, and the pair have officially opened their dedicated, all-vegan taqueria right here on Fish Lane!
True fans will know that El Planta isn’t exactly a new face on the lane… Adrienne and Rick first sowed the seedlings of the restaurant as a pop-up kitchen at Wandering Cooks. Their growing popularity saw them scouting a bricks-and-mortar establishment, and now you can find El Planta (permanently) at 58 Hope Street!
The menu is all about plant-based innovation paired with authentic Mexican cuisine; endlessly creative with produce, the team uses pan-fried king oyster mushroom stems to substitute scallops in seafood tacos, and their frijole con puerco is made using slow-braised jackfruit instead of pork.
Everything at El Planta is house-made, from their corn tortillas the arroz con leche and the boutique drinks menu with delights like spiked grilled pineapple agua fresca. Wandering Cooks’ wine curator Nick Turner is responsible for the range of natural and vegan-friendly wines, as well as classic Mexican beers and cocktails.
El Planta joins Fish Lane staple Grassfed as a dedicated plant-based eatery, exploring the potential of vegan dining. Whether you eat an exclusively plant-based diet or you just appreciate good Mexican food, El Planta is ready to offer a night you (and your date) will remember for a long time.