Black Bean Deli promised great Cuban food, and it delivered really good, flavorful food. Meat free AND vegan!
I love ethnic food. From Jamaican to Ethiopian, I am always ready to take in the flavors from other cultures. I am pretty familiar with Cuban food, but, honestly, only through the Cuban sandwich during my meat-eating days. I absolutely loved the pressed sandwich filled to the brim with the different meats. But since that time, I haven’t really ventured into Cuban food that much, which is probably why I was so excited to finally visit Downtown Orlando’s Black Bean Deli.
Before getting my mouth all watery and ready, I decided to first check out the menu to see if they even had something that I could eat. They did! There was the vegetarian platter, and, to my happy surprise, vegan empanadas. Oh, and you know that I had to order one of their amazing guava pastries, as well. YES!! I ran, not walked, to Black Bean Deli the following Saturday. Without going into too much detail (I do that on the pictures below) I will say that everything was so flavorful. Although the meat was gone, the Cuban flavor flare was not. I hope you enjoy the pictures!