Common foods include plantains (similar to bananas), cassava and peppers. People enjoy tamales (made of ground corn and filled with meat and sauce) and tortillas con quesillo (tortillas filled with melted cheese). Other common dishes include tapado (a stew made from cassava and meat) and baleadas (tortillas folded over and filled with re-fried beans, crumbled cheese and cream). Street vendors sell crispy tajaditas (fried plantain chips) or sliced green mangoes sprinkled with salt and cumin.
Honduran breakfast foods include fried beans, eggs, cheese and fried bananas. At lunch or dinner, they may eat rice, tortillas, meat, cheese, salad or soup. Portions are smaller at supper, which is a lighter meal.
Children and adults also drink orchata, which is made from rice and seeds. Milk is usually mixed with fruit in a drink called licuados. Soft drinks are common, and frescos (drinks made from fruit, sugar and water) are popular.