The Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants put a new special on the menu in January. At £4.25 the dish has a core ingredient many would wince at – crickets. Nevertheless some 1,500 plates a week have been sold at the chain, set up by former Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers.
Wahaca has been experimenting with the idea of bringing entomophagy – eating insects – to the high street since 2013 and is now considering whether the crickets will be put on the permanent menu in the restaurants.
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