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Vegan dishes

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

Tostones

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

Guasacaca

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

Dulce de limonsón/ Lanco

long-sliced ripe plantains deep fried in oil

Tajadas

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

Tizana

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

Horchata

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

Cocada

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

Arepas

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

Patacón

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

Cachapa

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

Mandocas

Plantain cake, will most likely contain milk and eggs

Torta de plátano

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