Vegetarian Food in Dominican Republic: 30 Best Dominican Republic Vegetarian Dishes And Vegan Food in Dominican Republic

Last updated on September 20th, 2021 at 03:40 am

We will write about vegetarian food in Dominican Republic with the best 30 Dominican Republic vegetarian dishes. You will find vegan food in Dominican Republic while traveling in restaurants and supermarkets. As vegetarian Dominican Republic people will understand easy but you will have to explain for vegan food to make sure that they understand properly.

On average a vegetarian dish in a local restaurant in Dominican Republic will cost around $5 USD. Breakfast will usually be cheaper and dinner will usually be the most expensive. Read here Dominican Republic food, best restaurants in Punta Cana, best restaurants in Santo Domingo and drinks in Dominican Republic.

You will find in Dominican Republic a few of vegetarian choices like vegetarian sandwiches and fruits. Apart from this you can get vegetarian pizza and pasta with vegetables. Plus a lot of vegetables, juices, fruits and toasts with butter for breakfast too.

Is it possible to survive with vegetarian dishes in Dominican Republic? Can you survive with vegan dishes in Dominican Republic? It will be challenging but there are a few Dominican Republic vegetarian dishes and a few options for vegan food in Dominican Republic. Keep reading below

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Vegetarian Food in Dominican Republic: Best Dominican Republic Vegetarian Dishes And Vegan Food in Dominican Republic

1. VEGETARIAN LA BANDERA (THE DOMINICAN FLAG)

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Vegetarian La Bandera also called The Dominican Flag is the national dish in Dominican Republic. La Bandera is made of rice and beans as a symbol of Dominican Republic flag colors. You can also add salad, plantains, avocado or similar ingredients. La Bandera usually have meat to make your vegetarian Bandera you can just remove it.

2. Vegetarian Sancocho

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Vegetarian Sancocho is a Dominican Republic traditional soup made with tomatoes, yellow onions, yuca and corn. Vegetarian Sancocho is usually served for lunch or dinner. Prices are around $5-6 USD in a local restaurant.

3. Molondrones Guisados (Stewed Okra)

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Molondrones Guisados (Stewed Okra) is one of the most popular vegan food in Dominican Republic. Molondrones Guisados (Stewed Okra) is made of okra, onion, garlic, tomatoes and you can add spices. It can be served as main dish or side dish

4. CONCÓN

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Concón is basically just rice cooked crispy and roasted. Concón is the crunchy, slightly burnt rice at the bottom of your cooking pot. Concón is very famous in Dominican Republic.

5. CHENCHÉN (CRACKED CORN PILAF)

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Chenchén is a very good substitute for rice for a different texture. Chenchén dish packs more fiber than rice. Salty dishes could also complement Chenchén a lot that’s why it’s a famous food in Dominican Republic.

6. Dominican Spinach Soup

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Dominican Spinach Soup is a vegetarian food in Dominican Republic that you must try. Spinach soup is usually made with spinach, broccoli, coconut milk, cheese and serve with bread. If you want to make Spinach soup as vegan food in Dominican Republic you can make without cheese.

7. LAS HABICHUELAS GUISADAS

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Las Habichuelas Guisadas, also known as Stewed Red Beans, is another bean dish that’s fairly common in Dominican Republic. Las Habichuelas Guisadas is great dish to be paired with plain white rice or Concón.

8. MORO DE GUANDULES CON COCO

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Moro de Guandules Con Coco is the Dominican Republic cuisine version of Arroz Con Gandules. The main difference between the two is the “coco” or coconut. Moro de Guandules Con Coco will really satisfy you because it’s yummy and filling!

9. VEGETARIAN MANGÚ

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Vegetarian Mangú is one of the most popular Dominican Republic vegetarian dishes and you can eat anytime for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Mangú is made from a boiled stew of plantains and mashed mixed with oil or butter. Mangú is served with egg, avocados or meat.

10. YANIKEKE

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Yanikeke is another Dominican Republic snack to try! Well, if you’re in a rush to add dishes on the table it’s a good idea to add Yanikeke or Yaniqueque on the list. It’s easy to make. Just fry your seasoned dough, and lightly season it again with salt afterwards.

11. Platanos Al Caldero (Dominican Sweet Plantains)

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Platanos Al Caldero (Dominican Sweet Plantains) is one of the Dominican Republic vegetarian dishes that you can try. Plantains are fried with caramel, mixed with brown sugar and served with cinnamon sticks. Platanos Al Caldero are served as a side dish in Dominican Republic.

12. DOMINICAN AREPAS

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Dominican Arepas are made of flour egg and milk a kind of small pancake. Mostly people love eating with chocolate syrup or similar sweeteners but you can also eat with cheese. Arepas are a popular dish in Dominican Republic and in the other countries in Latin America like Venezuela and Colombia.

13. CATIVIA 

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Cativa are empanadas made from Cassava flour. Cativia is just like other empanadas, fillings vary from cheese, vegetables, or combination of all. Cativia is also famous as a street food because it’s easy to prepare.

14. TOSTONES

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Tostones are deep fried green plantains. Tostones are served as a snack with black beans, guacamole or spicy sauce. Tostones can be a side dish too in Dominican Republic.

15. VEGETARIAN EMPANADAS

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Vegetarian Empanadas is my favorite street food in Dominican Republic. You can find fried vegetarian empanadas salty with cheese, beans and potato. There are also sweet vegetarian empanadas with butter and dulce de leche so delicious too! Prices are starting from $1 USD.

16. ENSALADA RUSA (POTATO SALAD)

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Ensalada Rusa in Dominican Republic is the version of Russian salad. Ensalada rusa is made of beets, potatoes, eggs, and mayonnaise is a cold dish and perfect to have in warm days in the Caribbean. If you want to choose as vegan food in Dominican Republic just ask them!

17. White Rice

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White Rice is a popular vegetarian and vegan food in Dominican Republic. As a side dish for soups and stew with fried plantains and beans you will find everywhere in Dominican Republic and Latin America.

18. RICE WITH VEGETABLES

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Rice with vegetables you will find everywhere in Dominican Republic for lunch and dinner. Rice with vegetables is fried rice with vegetables and can be added salad too if you choose a vegan or vegetarian option. So delicious and prices starting from $5 USD.

19. FRESH TROPICAL FRUITS

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Fresh tropical fruits as snack in Dominican Republic, dessert and even for breakfast. There are different fruits in Dominican Republic from banana, pineapple, papaya, coconut which are perfect for those warm days in the beach. Best option for sure for vegetarian food in Dominican Republic and you will find almost everywhere.

20. VEGETARIAN PIZZA

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Vegetarian Pizza is so popular in Dominican Republic. There are options for vegans and vegetarian. Just make sure you ask in the restaurant and they will provide the options. Basically if you choose vegan you will have to remove the cheese. But if you go for vegetarian pizza in Dominican Republic you will have a few options. Prices can be around $6-7 USD depending on the size.

21. VEGETARIAN SANDWICH

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Vegetarian sandwich is easy to find in Dominican Republic. If you choose a vegan sandwich in Dominican Republic you will have to remove the egg. But as vegetarian sandwich you will find a few bars offering with French fries as side dish included. Prices can be around $5-6 USD.

22. GREEN SALAD

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Green Salad in Dominican Republic will be available in the restaurants. Just make sure that they don’t ask chicken and fish especially tuna. You will find cucumber, tomato, lettuce, corn and onion mixed with oil and vinegar. Prices are around $5 USD.

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23. HABICHUELAS CON DULCE

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Habichuelas con Dulce is also called Sweet Beans Cream. Habichuelas con dulce de leche is very delicious and spices will vary a lot from household to household, but the main ingredient is bean puree. From there, you can add as you like.

24. ARROZ CON LECHE

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Arroz Con Leche is a mix of rice milk, with sugar, lemon and cinnamon. Arroz con leche is a must to try in the list of Dominican Republic desserts. Prices are $3-4 USD.

25. TRES LECHES CAKE

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Tres Leches Cake is a milk cake with meringue cream on the top. Tres Leches Cake is one of the most popular desserts in Dominican Republic and it’s also baked in most of the countries in Central America. Prices are $3-4 USD.

26. PUDIN DE PAN (SPICED BREAD PUDDING)

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Pudin de Pan is a spiced bread pudding that’s perfect with coffee in the morning. The aromatic blend between the cinnamon, spices, and bitter taste of coffee make it a perfect breakfast match. Pudin de pan is very fragrant and delicious.

27. FLAN

Flan is gold colored caramel custard served with liquid caramel on top. Flan is one of the most popular desserts in Dominican Republic and Latin America.

28. BIZCOCHO DOMINICANO

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Bizcocho Dominicano is also known as Dominican Cakes. Bizcocho Dominicano shares its cake characteristics with Sponge cakes and Chiffon cakes. It’s light, airy and moist. The meringue frosting adds a contrasting texture to this cake.

29. SURPIRITOS DOMINICAN

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Suspiritos Dominican are also called as Dominican Meringue Kisses. Suspiritos Dominican is easy to make and serving a few times a month will likely improve your dinner or events.

30. JALAO

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Jalao is a sweet treat that will give you that sweetness craving satisfaction. Jalao is a bite sized coconut and honey candy. Jalao is full of texture and sweetness.

WHERE TO STAY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Click here if you want to get $30 credit on your first booking in AirBnb.

Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

In Dominican Republic their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Dominican Republic is  from December to April because of easier transport. 

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Hope you liked our vegetarian food in Dominican Republic and vegan food in Dominican Republic. Which one are your favorite vegetarian dishes in Dominican Republic? And vegan dishes in Dominican Republic? Let us know which one is your favorite vegetarian food in Dominican Republic and if we missed any vegetarian dish in Dominican Republic in the comments below.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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