Street Food in Colombia: Part I

Posted on 31/01/2014

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Before I lived in Colombia, I don’t think I really even knew what real street food was. In my hometown of Hueytown, Alabama there was not really a street food culture, and even in Birmingham, Alabama—the biggest city in Alabama, there wasn’t a well-developed or diverse street food culture until the last 10 years or so. That being said, I feel a little spoiled by all the delicious and cheap foods you can find on street corners all over Colombia. Today, I want to tell you about some of the most popular street foods in Colombia, how much they cost, and where you will likely find them.

One of the most popular street foods in Colombia is an empanada. Empanadas are little pockets of either white or yellow corn flour mixtures filled with any number of things from shredded beef or chicken to potatoes to cheese or even…

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