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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Frozen açaí berries blended with guarana syrup, with toppings. Make sure: not to choose the powdered milk topping

Açaí

Candy made from sugarcane and also used as sugar cubes in drinks. Make sure: no milk is used

Rapadura / Panela

Fruit popsicle made of fruits, water and sugar. Make sure: not to choose the creamy flavors that may contain milk

Geladinho / Sacolé

Sugarcane juice, made from freshly crushed cane

Caldo de cana

Alcoholic drink made from fermented sugarcane, usually used to make cocktails like Caipirinha

Cachaça

Popular dessert made from guava, water and sugar, used in many desserts or on it's own

Goiabada

A candy sold as a snack in local markets. made from peanuts, sugar and salt

Paçoca / Paçoquita

Famous typical alcoholic cocktail of Brazil, made from lime, cachaça, sugar and ice

Caipirinha

Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Toasted cassava flour with fried garlic. May contain butter and fried bacon/ eggs. To veganize: ask for no butter, bacon or eggs

Farofa

Patties of beans, onions, usually stuffed with shrimp (Vatapá) and pepper sauce. To veganize: ask for no shrimp

Acarajé

Cassava pancake with fillings. Often cooked with butter and + cheese. To veganize: ask for no butter and choose a vegan filling

Tapioca

Rice dish made with fruits, garlic, onion, herbs and spices, made with lard/ butter. To veganize: ask to fry in vegetable oil

Arroz com Pequi

White rice with garlic and spices, beans, farofa and meat. To veganize ask for no lard/ butter and meat or cheese

Arroz branco

Hot cornmeal porridge may be sweet or salty. To veganize: ask for no milk/ butter for cooking

Polenta

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Chocolate dessert made from cocoa powder and condensed milk

Brigadeiro

Sweet tapioca and coconut pudding, usually made with milk

Cuscuz Branco

Black beans stew, usually cooked with meat and lard

Feijão/ Feijoada

Boiled sweet corn wrapped in corn husks. Will usually contain milk/ butter

Pamonha

Round bread, usually made with cheese

Pão de Queijo

Stew of mashed black beans, can contain eggs, bacon and butter

Tutu

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