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Vegan dishes

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Flatbread made from chickpea flour, water and olive oil. Make sure: no cheese is added

Fainá

Caramelized peanuts/ almonds with cacao or vanilla powder

Garrapiñada

A fried-dough pastry covered with sugar. Make sure: no butter or eggs are used and no dairy filling

Churros

Watercress salad, with different vegetables, salt and olive oil

Ensalada de Berros

Spring rice, cooked with beans, corn, carrots, garlic and onions. Make sure: no butter is used

Arroz Primavera

French fries. Make sure no mayonnaise is added

Papas Fritas

Chopped tomato salad made with onions, garlic, peppers and parsley. Served as a salsa or a side salad

Ensalada criolla

Raw sauce made from parsley, garlic, olive oil and other herbs and spices

Chimichurri

Traditional hot herbal drink served with a straw called “bombilla”

Mate

Sugar cane juice

Caña

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.

Pizza with wheat dough base, tomato sauce, cheese and different toppings. To veganize: ask for no cheese and no meat

Pizza

Mixed vegetables with meat/ cheese toppings. To veganize: ask for no animal products in the salad and dressing

Mix salad

Round thin dough, topped with meat, vegetables and herbs. To veganize: ask for no meat

Lahmajoun / Lahmacun

Fried potatoes with eggs, peas, ham, onions, and garlic. To veganize: ask for no meat, cheese or eggs

Gramajo

Pasta with sauces, usually containing meat/ dairy. To veganize- ask to make with tomato sauce or olive oil and garlic

Pasta

White rice with carrots, onions, garlic, bean sprouts, eggs and pepper. To veganize- ask for no eggs

Vegetable Fried Rice

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be.

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Fried sweet round bread, made with butter (vegan option available in some places)

Tortas Fritas

Bean stew with onions and potatoes, made with meat

Feijoada

Wheat dough baked pastry with fillings. usually made with eggs

Empanadas

Common pastries found in every bakery, usually made with dairy and eggs

Bizcocho

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