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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Mashed corn with onions, wrapped in corn husk. Make sure: choose the version with no extra fillings and no pork fat used

Tamales Verdes

White rice and curry spices

Arroz al Curri

Cooked/ steamed asparagus in vinaigrette sauce

Asparagus in vinaigrette

Avocado salad with lemon juice and salt, can be made also with lettuce, tomatoes or onions

Ensalada de Palta

Cooked vegetables salad sometimes mixed with raw vegetables. Make sure: no cheese or shrimp is added

Ensalada Cocida de verduras

A salad with apples, spinach and walnuts. Make sure: no meat is added

Ensalada de Manzanas y Espinaca

Cabbage salad with onions, red peppers, lemon and herbs. Make sure: no mayonnaise is added

Ensalada de Repollo

Traditional stew made with chickpeas, swiss chard, onion, garlic and tomatoes. Make sure: no meat is added


Deep fried small doughnuts made of wheat and sweet potatoes flours, pumpkin and spices. Make sure: no eggs are used


Heirloom giant corn mash with lemon and salt


Compote dessert made from purple corn, sugar, nuts, cinnamon and chopped fruits

Mazamorra Morada

Popular sauce made of onion, garlic, cilantro, oil, vinegar and lemon juice

Salsa Criolla

Common snack made from dried long corn grains deep fried in oil


Purple corn juice made with sugar, cinnamon and clove. Sometimes chopped fruits are added

Chicha Morada

Beer made from corn

Chicha de Jora

Banana chips - street food snack


Herbal coca leaves tea

Mate de Coca

Dishes that can be Vegenized

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

Rice with a green herbs sauce and cheese added as garnish. To veganize: ask for no cheese to be added

Arroz Verde or arroz con Espinacas

Fried rice with vegetables and eggs. To veganize: ask for no eggs or cheese

Chaufa Vegetariano

Quinoa salad with lettuce, avocado, peas, green beans and cheese or shrimp. To veganize: ask for no cheese or shrimp

Ensalada Mixta

Tapioca puree, usually served with meat. To veganize: ask for no meat

Majado de Yuca

Plantain dish with garlic, onion, peppers and corn and meat To veganize: ask for no meat

Seco de chabelo

Sweet roasted bananas made with butter and filled with cheese. To veganize: ask for no butter and no cheese

Platanos asados

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

National alcoholic cocktail, made with egg white

Pisco Sour

Hot sauce made from garlic, oil, sugar, vinegar, cream or milk

Aji de Rocoto

Pasta with a green herbs pesto, usually made with Parmesan and milk

Tallarines Verdes

Mashed corn cooked in banana leaf, usually made with animal fat or broth. Only Tamales Verdes can be vegan


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