Food-tasting has become the perfect tool to explore new destinations and to let our perception of reality. Taste allows us to get in touch with the very essence of the places we visit, through the ingredients, recipes, textures and gastronomic traditions.
Colombian cuisine, in particular, is beginning to amaze mouths from all over the world, after many years of being in the dark. All thanks to the rediscovery of local flavors and unique ingredients from this land that become the greatest treasure and culinary differential we have to offer.
That is why we have prepared a list of must-see flavors for travelers visiting Medellin. Here the traditional recipes are kept alive and improved over time: now you can find vegetarian versions of all the culinary gems of the region!
For Breakfast: Arepa
Coming to Medellin and not eating Arepa is like visiting Mexico and not eating a taco. It is one of the pillars of paisa food. A versatile dish that you can combine practically with everything and is found in all sizes and varieties.
For snack: Empanada
This crescent-moon frying is the perfect snack to recharge your batteries in the middle of the morning or to pair with a few drinks in the middle of the night.
For thirst: Lulo or Curuba Juice
Lulo and curuba are two fruits that you will not find so easily anywhere else on the planet. Two citrus fruits with a unique flavor that have become a fundamental part of many Colombian recipes.
For tasting: Granadilla, Zapote and Chontaduro
These three fruits are some of the most exotic fruits you’ll find in Medellín’s farmers market and they have different properties such as helping to regulate digestion and some people even give them aphrodisiac powers.
For lunch: Frijoles or Tamal
Beans are the core of the famous “Bandeja Paisa”, and although for a foreign stomach this dish can be a delicious overload of carbohydrates, the way they are prepared in Antioquia is legendary throughout the planet. The same happens with the Tamal, a strong dish without which it is not possible to understand Colombian cuisine.
For dessert: Solteritas
This kind of biscuit is as old as the city itself. They say that its origins go back to the Spanish Middle Ages. For all the paisas is a flavor that speaks of childhood, popular fairs and street stalls.
We hope we have aroused your curiosity (and your hunger) towards the wonderful flavors of traditional Colombian cuisine. To start traveling with your palate, reserve today our full Medellin plan and get ready to taste these delicacies and much more!