Wako Taco my story
The Wako Taco or a taco food truck had always been a dream of mine for the last 15 years or so but was burried amongst normal life things like having kids and a steady job.
However all that changed when I found out i was being made redundant after 19yrs of working at this well known leicester based head office!
I spent most of july setting up and planning the menu, taste testing everything and doing the photography and building the website myself.
As well as doing all the insta ads and promo materials.
I asked a few well known celebrity’s if they would like to help out in anyway with the set up or spread the word etc and leicester r&b legend Mark Morrison very kindly donated towards my set up!
The website was ready to take orders and launched mid August.
Why Mexican food?
Well, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to experience real local Mexican food in the cantinas and family run restaurants, youll know how amazing it is! Forget about your fancy All Inclusive restaurants… So many of us are missing out on the amazing food that the real Mexican eateries have to offer as we stick to the hotel’s restaurants!! And the ultimate food experience being missed out upon is the tacos at a taquira!!
Its simply heavenly! I’ve travelled extensively to different regions in Mexico not just the usual tourist destinations and learnt from the locals as to their flavours and passion for food.
I want to be able to bring those flavours with an authenticness as close as possible to the real Mexican streetfood experience here in Leicester.
i want other people to have that same experience that i had when i ate there! I want people to experience the real Mexican cuisine thats lacking in leicester and crave that ‘that was the best Mexican ive ever had’ feeling that i had!
– Areas covered are lunchtime workplace deliveries to meridian, grove park business parks, blaby & enderby business parks. Targeting workplaces without canteen facilities. Food can either be pre-ordered the day before or in the morning.
– Evening deliveries are at the moment to everywhere within a 8 mile distance from Thorpe Astley. This is to ensure the heat and quality of the food remains as high as possible!
Wako in the future:
I have been offered a streetfood spot at the new Lane7 bowling alley centre but im not sure that its the right move for me as a newbie! As id need manpower! But maybe in 6 months i might be ready for that huge step.! But its a boost to know that there is a need for Mexican streetfood in leicester as i was the only one!
In the meantime im looking for my perfect wako food truck so i can be based at lunchtimes at a particular site on a set day for workplaces and for events!