The food in Nicaragua is pretty similar to other food in the region. There are some specialties like Cabayo Ballo and Vigaron, but many of the food types you see in other countries of Central America are common here as well. Plantains are popular as is rice and beans. Grilled meats are fantastic and the fresh seafood along the coast is unparalleled. Stop any fisherman or lobster diver and they’ll show you their fresh catch for sale. A lobster for US $5 and fish for less than US $1 per pound is the norm.
Fruit stands abound in Nicaragua. Along most highways and even in the street corners you can buy tangerines, mangos, fresh roasted cashews, oranges, papayas, and a host of more obscure fruits and vegetables.
Grocery stores in Nicaragua include a Price Mart which is similar to a Costco or Sam’s in the US. La Union and La Colonia are the typical U.S. style grocery store with everything from a meat and deli counter, to seaweed wrappers for sushi, to fresh baked bread, cakes and pies.