there are loads of street vendors selling snacks in the streets of Santo Domingo. candy carts have American Lay’s potato chips as well as Caribe platano chips, small packets of crackers or candies, and cigarettes. the fruit guys will cut up fruits for you and sell them at a super low price, it’s amazing to have a bag of papaya to eat on a walk somewhere.
my absolute favorites are the coconut vendors! they hack open a whole, green coconut with a huge machete and pour the milk into a cup with ice, it’s the most refreshing drink imaginable. once i was hungry and asked for the meat of the coconut as well, a pretty amazing snack for a little less than $1 USD.