Vegetarian Hamburger at Casa del Flan Antigüeño

Vegetarian Hamburger at Casa del Flan Antigüeño

A couple of weeks ago I showed the Beer and Hamburger Combo from Flan Antigüeño and I mentioned how Guatemalans have a tendency to adopt foreign foods quite easily. Well, I know I pay little attention to vegetarians when it comes to taking photos of food, but believe, you can be a very happy vegetarian in Guatemala.

You can actually enjoy all the levels of vegetarianism in Guatemala. For instance, this bagel with salad and baked eggplant inside is call the vegetarian hamburger at Casa del Flan Antigüeño, if you can believe that… a bagel and no meat takes on the name of hamburger. Like the hamburger and beer combo, you can also have this veggie bagel sandwich with salad, fries and beer… always ask for draft dark beer or Moza.

Now, as amazing as this sandwich looks, believe it when I tell you this was not the highlight of my lunch hour. The main dish was really a tasteful conversation with Carolyn, a long-time supporter of LAGDP, who visited Guatemala from Minnesota not too long ago. So, a bagel vegetarian sandwich, french fries, draft Moza beer, house hot chili sauce, an engaging conversation, you can say it’s almost impossible to top that, right? Wrong, the gift of The Devine Husband: a novel by Francisco Goldman was the dulce dessert.

I think I better keep an eye on my calories/emotions intake 😉 since in a few weeks I will be having mixtas with mixtas with my epistolary friend el toronteco. I promised I will take photos of this particular Guatemalan rare and weird combination. 🙂

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  • Mary-Kate

    I was a VERY happy vegetarian on all 3 of my visits to Guatemala! The choices for me as a veggie are wonderful and extremely tasty. I totally loved the flavours and colours in the many dishes I tried. I hope to repeat the experience next year when I go back. This is a great site & I visit it most days

  • In our travels around the spanish main and central america, we discovered that the term hamburger or more correctly “hambergesa” seems to apply to anything on a bun. An obvious confusion as to what is in the sandwitch, and what holds the contents in. We found this quite quaint and amusing. One of the delights we encountered while visiting places different than our own.

    Along the swame lines, there is no equal to a “chicken bus” in our country and thus our fascination with it. If everything was the same wherever we go, there would be no point in travelling. Is’t that true?

  • That does look delicious! I’m vegetarian so am always glad to see things like this on the menus of restaurants.

    It sounds like you had quite an interesting and delicious lunch 😉

  • Manolo

    Pues I hope the rare combination you are referring to is not the Toronteco talking with Panza Verde (even though both are adopted identities 😉 ) Un abrazo

  • It looks delicious! I live in Guatemala, I´m vegetarian and love Antigua, see any relation? THANKS! I´m getting mine on Sunday.

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  • sandy

    are there any vegetarian restaurants in antigua? i won’t eat anything that was cooked in a meat pot or touched meat. does this exist?