Street Food in Colombia Part II

Posted on 31/01/2014

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Uncover Colombia | Travel Blog

As you may remember me telling you in a previous post, street food is not only very popular in Colombia, but also very common. You will find at least one street food vendor on almost every street corner as you go through any Colombian city. In my previous post, I told you about three popular Colombian street foods: empanadas, arepas, and salpicón. Today, I want to tell you about four more: obleas, coco frito, mazorca desgranada, and carimañolas.

Obleas are a very traditional, sweet street food that you will find in most major cities in Colombia, including Bogotá, Medellín and Barranquilla. An oblea is basically a giant thin wafer that is either topped with something yummy or combined with another wafer with the toppings in the middle of the two. For toppings, you will choose from a variety of options that include: arequipe (caramel), mora (blackberry…

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