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Traditional gastronomy of Ecuador offers some vegetarian options. Just keep in mind that dairy and eggs are quite common.
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'''Ecuador''' is a [[country]] in northwestern [[South America]], bordered by [[Colombia]] on the north, [[Peru]] on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
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Traditional gastronomy of Ecuador offers some [[vegetarian]] options. Just keep in mind that [[dairy]] and [[eggs]] are quite common.
  
 
Ecuador has 4 different climatic zones and it makes 3 different regional cuisines: ''Costa'' (ocean coast), ''Sierra'' (andean mountains) and ''Oriente'' (Amazon jungle). This article is more about andean food.  
 
Ecuador has 4 different climatic zones and it makes 3 different regional cuisines: ''Costa'' (ocean coast), ''Sierra'' (andean mountains) and ''Oriente'' (Amazon jungle). This article is more about andean food.  
 
== Street food ==
 
== Street food ==
Street food is very popular and it's easy to find something vegan. You'll see lots of vendors selling corn and fried plantains, just ask it without cheese. Plantain and potato crisps with tomato sauces are also available. But the best choice is ''ceviche de chochos''. Normally, ''ceviche'' is a dish made from fresh fish, which is typical to many latinoamerican countries and originated from Peru, but in ''sierra'' of Ecuador it's made from a local kind of beans - ''chochos'' or ''tarwi'', which botanic name is ''Lupinus mutabilis''. This bean has even more protein than soya (up to 50%).
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Street food is very popular and it's easy to find something [[vegan]]. You'll see lots of vendors selling corn and fried plantains, just ask it without [[cheese]]. Plantain and potato crisps with [[tomato sauce]]s are also available.
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=== ceviche de chochos ===
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However the best choice is ''ceviche de chochos''. Normally, ''ceviche'' is a dish made from fresh [[fish]], which is typical to many latino-american countries and originated from Peru, but in ''sierra'' of Ecuador it's made from a local kind of [[beans]] - ''chochos'' or ''tarwi'', which botanic name is ''Lupinus mutabilis''. This bean has even more protein than [[soy]]a (up to 50%).
  
 
== DIY ==
 
== DIY ==
In any local market you will find lots of fresh local fuits and vegetables. Ecuador produces some quinoa and chia, so you can buy it for cheap. Some great ecuatorian recipes could be found [http://laylita.com/recetas/recetas-vegetarianas-ecuatorianas/ here], just veganize some of them replacing milk.  
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In any local market you will find lots of fresh local [[fruit]]s and vegetables. Ecuador produces some [[quinoa]] and chia, so you can buy it for cheap. Some great Ecuatorian recipes could be found [http://laylita.com/recetas/recetas-vegetarianas-ecuatorianas/ here], just [[veganize]] some of them replacing [[milk]].  
  
 
== Restaurants ==
 
== Restaurants ==
Although vegetarianism and veganism are not so common, you could easily find a vegetarian restaurant even in small cities. In any local market you can have a fresh made juice or a fruit salad. Ecuador has its nice special: ''come y bebe'', which is fruit salad with juice. Remember, that normally fruit salads come with milk, so just ask to make it without it.  
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Although vegetarianism and veganism are not so common, you could easily find a vegetarian restaurant even in small cities. In any local market you can have a fresh made [[Juices|juice]] or a fruit salad. Ecuador has its nice special: ''come y bebe'', which is fruit salad with juice. Remember, that normally fruit salads come with milk, so just ask to make it without it.  
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If you can't find any suitable vegetarian option, you can ask in any casual restaurant to serve you food without [[meat]]. Actually, you will have to clearly tell them what you don't eat, so spanish conversational skills are required. Usually you will have a typical latino-american rice'n'beans food.
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Some spanish words that will help you:
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* ''Arroz'' - [[rice]]. You will eat your pasta somewhere else.
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* ''Menestra'' - bean dish. Think of [[lentils]] with some spices (a bit).
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* ''Ensalada'' - salad. ''Ensalada de frutas'' is a fruit salad.
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* ''Sin carne, leche, huevo'' - without meat, milk, egg.
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== External links ==
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* [https://www.theveganary.com/ecuador/ Vegan guide to Ecuador]
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* [https://www.life-in-ecuador.com/vegan-in-ecuador.html Life in Ecuador: Vegan or Vegetarian in Ecuador]
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* [https://www.worldsupporter.org/en/blog/64553-travelling-ecuador-vegan Travelling in Ecuador as a Vegan]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbVWvJ2Kf2g Vegan snacks from Ecuador] on [[youtube]]
  
If you can't find any suitable vegetarian option, you can ask in any casual restaurant to serve you food without meat. Actually, you will have to clearly tell them what you don't eat, so spanish conversational skills are required. Usually you will have a typical latinoamerican rice'n'beans food. Some spanish words that will help you:
 
''Arroz'' - rice. You will eat your pasta somewhere else.
 
''Menestra'' - bean or bean dish. Think of lentils with some spices (a bit).
 
''Ensalada'' - salad. ''Ensalada de frutas'' is a fruit salad.
 
''Sin carne, leche, huevo'' - without meat, milk, egg.
 
 
[[nomad:Ecuador]]
 
[[nomad:Ecuador]]
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Latest revision as of 01:59, 4 August 2020

Ecuador is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.

Traditional gastronomy of Ecuador offers some vegetarian options. Just keep in mind that dairy and eggs are quite common.

Ecuador has 4 different climatic zones and it makes 3 different regional cuisines: Costa (ocean coast), Sierra (andean mountains) and Oriente (Amazon jungle). This article is more about andean food.

Street food

Street food is very popular and it's easy to find something vegan. You'll see lots of vendors selling corn and fried plantains, just ask it without cheese. Plantain and potato crisps with tomato sauces are also available.

ceviche de chochos

However the best choice is ceviche de chochos. Normally, ceviche is a dish made from fresh fish, which is typical to many latino-american countries and originated from Peru, but in sierra of Ecuador it's made from a local kind of beans - chochos or tarwi, which botanic name is Lupinus mutabilis. This bean has even more protein than soya (up to 50%).

DIY

In any local market you will find lots of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Ecuador produces some quinoa and chia, so you can buy it for cheap. Some great Ecuatorian recipes could be found here, just veganize some of them replacing milk.

Restaurants

Although vegetarianism and veganism are not so common, you could easily find a vegetarian restaurant even in small cities. In any local market you can have a fresh made juice or a fruit salad. Ecuador has its nice special: come y bebe, which is fruit salad with juice. Remember, that normally fruit salads come with milk, so just ask to make it without it.

If you can't find any suitable vegetarian option, you can ask in any casual restaurant to serve you food without meat. Actually, you will have to clearly tell them what you don't eat, so spanish conversational skills are required. Usually you will have a typical latino-american rice'n'beans food.

Some spanish words that will help you:

  • Arroz - rice. You will eat your pasta somewhere else.
  • Menestra - bean dish. Think of lentils with some spices (a bit).
  • Ensalada - salad. Ensalada de frutas is a fruit salad.
  • Sin carne, leche, huevo - without meat, milk, egg.

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