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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

A soup made with black beans, onion, garlic, peppers and spices. Make sure: cheese or cream are not added

Caraotas Negras

Green plantain slices double deep fried in oil


Avocado dip made with onions, garlic and coriander. usually served on the side with local dishes


Dessert made of lemons (fruit), sugar cane, cinnamon, and vanilla

Dulce de limonsón/ Lanco

long-sliced ripe plantains deep fried in oil


Banana sandwich sweet made from bananas, cane sugar and cinnamon

Bocadillos de plátano

A beverage/ snack based on fresh fruits and guava juice/ soda water. fruits. It is a very refreshing beverage


A beverage made from toasted sesame seeds juice, sugar and water


Cold beverage made from sugar cane juice (papelón), lemon juice and water

Papelón con limón

Cold drink made from coconut water, coconut milk and sugar. Make sure: milk is not added


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.

Traditional corn bun, usually served with different fillings. To veganize: ask for no meat or cheese to be added


Fried plantain slices are used to make a sandwich with different fillings. To veganize: ask for no animal products for the filling


Soup made from squash,and spices. Cream is usually added. To veganize: ask for no cream, no meat stock/ butter

Crema de auyama

Rice, beans, meat and fried plantains. Cheese/ butter may be added. To veganize: ask for no meat and no cheese/ butter

Pabellón criollo

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

A corn pancake, will contain eggs or milk


Flat round shaped bread commonly made with milk and eggs

Arepas andinas

Cooked corn wrapped in corn leaf, will usually contain milk

Guapitos de maíz

Ring shaped fried sweet. Will usually contain grated cheese


Plantain cake, will most likely contain milk and eggs

Torta de plátano

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