On this tropical island, exotic fruits literally grow on trees.
Fruits like mango, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, banana, starfruit, limoncillo, and coconut are abundant in the Dominican Republic. They soak up all that sunshine and taste like heaven.
Fruit stands offer the most natural street food for you to sample. Look out for fruterias and vendors on the beach.
One common beach fruit snack are limoncillos. You can buy a little bunch for very little money, around 15-30 pesos.
Limoncillos are little green balls that you squeeze or bite to pop open. You put the little fleshy ball in your mouth and scrape the fruit off the pip with your teeth.
It’s quite entertaining to watch your friends’ faces as they focus on eating their limoncillo!
It’s hard to justify not trying coconut on your Caribbean vacation. They are everywhere.
You don’t have to look far at all in Cabarete to find someone to slice the top off a coconut for you.
Sip the water straight, chip off the white flesh. It’s a beachy delight.
If you seek it out, you will find much more Dominican street food to tickle your taste buds and ignite your sense of adventure. This list is just to get you started on your journey.
Remember to exercise your common sense and avoid eating anything that looks too dodgy. So, raw meat that has been sitting in the sun for hours and is covered in flies? Maybe not.
Good luck, street food wanderer!