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BREAKFAST IN ARUBA: 10 BEST TRADITIONAL ARUBAN BREAKFASTS YOU SHOULD TRY

Today we write about traditional breakfast in Aruba and the best 10 authentic Aruban breakfasts for you to try. Traditional breakfast in Aruba is not easily famous, although we can make sure that there are lots to love.

On average breakfast in a sit-down restaurant in Aruba will cost around $3-4 USD depending on what you are ordering. Coffee and bread will be cheaper than if you order a proper dish for breakfast in Aruba. Coffee can cost $2-3 USD. Click here to book online Aruba activities and day trips

As you see with most of the breakfast in Aruba, dishes will usually include pan bati and pastechi – more on the sweeter side of breads. They also have good coffee and juices. Regular breakfast for weekdays in Aruba can include breads and fruits.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ARUBA

The accommodation is expensive and you will find hotels starting from $60-80 USD. If you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $50 USD a night. Click here if you want to find the best deals with Booking in Aruba.

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BREAKFAST IN ARUBA: BEST 10 TRADITIONAL ARUBAN BREAKFAST TO TRY

1. PASTECHI

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Pastechi is a breakfast in Aruba that can also be enjoyed as a snack. It’s made up of crescent shape dough that’s been deep-fried and stuffed with a range of ingredients like chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, or cheese. Pastechi is commonly made with coarsely diced onions, green peppers, celery stalks, raisins, cumin, nutmeg, and hot peppers as the main component.

2. PAN BATI

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Pan Bati literally means “smashed” or “beaten” bread. After that, you cook it like pancakes. The batter is made with basic flour and cornmeal, and the raising ingredient is baking powder. To taste, pan bati is flavored with a pinch of salt and sugar.

3. JOHNNY CAKES

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Johnny cakes is a bread is a big part of every Caribbean culture and a good bread to have for your breakfast in Aruba. This resembles something closer to the American’s cornbread. Johnny cakes can usually be enjoyed with stews and curries. Or as a simple part of your sweet Aruban breakfast.

4. AYACA

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Ayaca is a complex meal that is usually prepared as part of a Christmas feast. This is filled with a stew-like filling. Ayaca is often cooked with meat that is wrap in corn flour dough, stuff with plantain leaves, and then boiled.

5. COOL ISLAND SOUP

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As the name implies, cool island soup is a cool fruit soup that is perfect for hot summer days. Pineapple, cantaloupe, papaya, apricot, sparkling water, and fresh lemon juice make up this cold beverage. It’s best to let the puréed components rest for at least 4 hours preceding serving cool island soup.

6. SPICED YUCCA CHIPS

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Spiced Yucca Chips is a really good and much healthier alternative to the popular potato chips. It’s rich in fiber and carbohydrates, something really good for you to have in the morning, and a good breakfast in Aruba to have.

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7. FRIED PLANTAIN/PLANTAIN CHIPS

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Fried plantains is one of the most popular snacks in Aruban cuisine. Fried plantains are often served as sides to most of these dishes.

8. DUTCH PANCAKES

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Dutch pancakes are popular for breakfast. You can eat sweet or salty as you prefer. Dutch pancakes are usually made with Nutella and eaten for breakfast in Arubas or as a dessert.

9. DRAGON FRUIT

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Dragon fruit is so sweet and one of the most popular fruits and breakfasts in Aruba. Can be eaten fresh on its own, or mixed in a smoothie with other fruits. White color inside and pink outside. Prices are from $3-4 USD per kilo.

10. PANLEVI

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Panlevi are wonderful Caribbean sponge cookies from the Netherlands. It comes from Curacao’s Sephardic community, which is home to the Americas’ oldest synagogue. Panlevi were frequently offered as welcome gifts and as get-well gifts. If you’re meaning to have something really sweet for breakfast, this one’s a good Aruban breakfast to have.

BEST TIME TO VISIT ARUBA

In Aruba 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 the best time to visit Aruba is from December to April because of easier transport. 

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Hope you liked our breakfast in Aruba blog post. Let us know if we missed any Aruban breakfast dishes to try and which one is your favorite one in the list of Aruban breakfast dishes.

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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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