- Value: 18/20
- Quality: 18/20
- Ease of Preparation: 19/20
- Aesthetics: 18/20
- Taste*: 18/20
Launched in 2021 by three Mexican-born cofounders, SOMOS’s mission is to disrupt the landscape of inauthentic foods that dominate American pantries. The line consists of entirely plant-based Mexican entrees, plus sides like rice, beans, tortilla chips and salsa. Available in kits and single mix-and-match pouches, the dishes make it easy to whip up everything from tacos to tostadas to chilaquiles at home—all in a flash. (That’s the best part: All the warm menu items can be heated via stovetop in minutes or in their microwaveable pouches in 90 seconds.)
The ingredients are sourced from family farms in Mexico, and they’re prepared using old-school techniques that reflect the founders’ culture, like slow-cooking, stone-grinding and fire-roasting. Not only are all the dishes vegan, but they’re also gluten free, non-GMO and made in Mexico (except for the corn tortillas, which are sourced from Texas for the sake of freshness).
Smaller kits that serve four people range from $32 to $45, while larger party kits that serve six to eight people will cost you $60. Individual mains cost $11 for two pouches, each of which contains four servings (although we’d say it’s more like two for some of the dishes). So, the most expensive scenario is $11.25 per person. If that seems a little steep, consider how much you’d pay per person at your go-to local cantina.
From now through Cinco de Mayo, you can score half-off on all kits by using the code CELEBRATECINCO at checkout. You can also shave an additional 10 percent off by making your order a subscription. That way, your Taco Tuesday spread will take care of itself week after week.
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