Vegetarian in cuba?
Outside of Havana I had fewer problems. The eastern part of the island is a lot more agricultural so there's a lot more variety and availabiity. You can actually buy bread and find veggie street food. Everywhere they sell bocaditos which are tiny little, basic, super cheap sandwiches which sometimes will be plain cheese. And if you can find veggie fritters buy as many of them as you can. They're delicious! Another good thing to find is somewhere that sells batidos in every town. For like 15 cents you could get a big glass of fresh fruit blended with milk. Practically a meal for me.
I took a bunch of Luna Bars which saved my ass. I've really never had such a difficult time being a vegetarian before. If you don't mind paying US prices for your food, stay in a casa particular and pay the people you're staying in to cook for you. The food in the hotels and restaurants is usually subpar, but when the locals cook for you...yum.
I brought lots of snacks and was very grateful. I too ate cheese pizza and juice from street vendors, but I think that made me sick at least once, tho not terribly. I actually think it was the cheese that sat out in the sun rather than the water in the juice, but I will never know
If you are in a small family-run restaurant (paladar) or dining with a family, I found they have no qualms about accomodating your veggie preferences (saves them money after all) but they think you're wierd lol
mmmm... fried plantains....
PS next time I go to Cuba, I'm bringing hot sauce the food is mostly rather mild
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