Gastronomic guide of street food in Medellín

One of the booming trends in tourism, and in general in the way in which we relate to our environment when we travel, is gastronomic tourism; the one that we make seduced by the flavors of a place that we yearn to discover and the one that many times, we already feel close to having experienced its local gastronomy, for example through street food or comida callejera, the most democratic of the forms of traditional cuisine, characteristic for creating original, simple and creative recipes, at the moment, in front of the public and many times, at street level, in which the common denominator is the simplicity and speed of the service and that the food can even be eaten while you walk down the street without paying a high cost for it.

This is why, with the help of Catherine Riaño, the creator of @parasaborearse, we ventured to discover some of the hidden treasures of Medellín’s gastronomy that, despite many times not having a fixed point or a large logistical deployment, the taste of their food is so fascinating, that it makes us forget everything else.

- Know the top 10 places -

Located on Calle 10 and the other on Transversal Inferior, Calle 10C No. 29C - 20.

Donde Juancho

this fast-food restaurant is a classic in the south of the city, to which people often go after a night of drinks or partying due to its strategic location in the heart of the pink zone of the city.

Donde Juanchos serves hamburgers, dogs, arepas, corn chips, potato chips; Among others, it has two stores.

Located on Calle 10 and the other on Transversal Inferior, Calle 10C No. 29C - 20.

Located on Carrerra 43A No. 7D - 44

Los Perrines del Poblado

His typical street food establishment is located on Avenida El Poblado and has 20 different styles of dog, famous for being prepared in a red tent.

Located on Carrerra 43A No. 7D - 44

Located on Calle 41A Sur, Envigado, Antioquia

La Chocolera

This restaurant located in the municipality of Envigado, metropolitan area of Medellín, specializes in preparing arepas of pure chócolo instantly, which are served with cheese, mozzarella cheese, meat, or chicken.

La Chocolera also has a delicious innovation called Chocolito, a chócolo dough stuffed with cheese or ranchero sausage and prepared in a waffle iron. Exquisite!

Located on Calle 41A Sur, Envigado, Antioquia

Although you can find an El Machetico points of sale throughout the city, one of the most traditional is located on Calle 9 No. 42 - 38, in the heart of the pink area of the city

El Machetico

In Medellín, we call something that is widely sold ¨machetico¨, such as empanadas, one of the most typical products of Colombian gastronomy. That is probably why the name of this place of empanadas stuffed with meat, chicken, cheese, or bacon is due, which people generally eat on foot while they decide if they cheer up with one more

Although you can find an El Machetico points of sale throughout the city, one of the most traditional is located on Calle 9 No. 42 - 38, in the heart of the pink area of the city

Located between Calle 46E Sur y la Carrera 42B en el Barrio La Paz, Envigado, Antioquia

Lili Ricuras

Speaking of empanadas, Lili Ricuras is a place in the La Paz neighborhood of Envigado where its owners took this typical product, and in exchange for potatoes and meat, they reinterpreted it to create delicious black pudding, ajiaco, beans with chicharrón empanadas; among other. A whole Liliricura!

Located between Calle 46E Sur y la Carrera 42B en el Barrio La Paz, Envigado, Antioquia

Located on Calle 37 No. 80 - 19

Los postres de San Antonio

No person who has visited the San Antonio de Pereira neighborhood in the municipality of Rionegro, has left there without trying its delicious dessert bar. Luckily for some time, these traditional desserts can also be found in Medellín in the Laureles neighborhood.

There are more than 60 different options with different flavors, among which are fruit, macadamia, chocolate; among others.

Located on Calle 37 No. 80 - 19

Located on Calle 51 No. 48 - 9, La Bastilla Building

Emiliano La Taquería

Emiliano La Taquería, located in Medellín Downtown serves original Mexican snacks made from a corn tortilla and with delicious ingredients from the Aztec country’s gastronomy: guacamole, refried beans, Michoacan carnitas, tortilla chips; among others.

Located on Calle 51 No. 48 - 9, La Bastilla Building

Located on Carrera 49 Paseo Junín No. 53 - 97 a 53 -1

Rusto Pizza

The first roman taglio pizzeria in Medellín, meaning, it is baked in large rectangular trays and offered in small cuts that allow you to taste pizzas of many flavors.

Located on Carrera 49 Paseo Junín No. 53 - 97 a 53 -1

Located on Calle 64 No. 52 - 1

Juguitos Donde El Coste

this place of natural juices located in the North Zone of the city and neighbor to important tourist attractions such as the Botanical Garden and the Explora Park, serves the richest juices in the city, where it is possible to find juices of such exotic fruits as borojó, lulo or curuba.

One of the most common recommendations at Juguitos Donde El Coste is to try two of its delicious innovations: grape juice michelada and sapote and medlar juice, the last one with fruits more typical of the Caribbean coast of our country. Both are unmissable!

Located on Calle 64 No. 52 - 1

Located on Las Malvinas block, Central Mayorista de Antioquia, Itagüi, Antioquia

Sazón La Churris

This traditional Antioquia food stall captivates with the seasoning of the flavors of our region such as beans, chicharrón and sudados; in the Las Malvinas block of the Central Mayorista de Antioquia, the main food supply center in our region.

Located on Las Malvinas block, Central Mayorista de Antioquia, Itagüi, Antioquia

Flavors of the Neighborhood

In relation to local gastronomy, we would like to recommend the Sabores del Barrio tour, which through a walking tour through the traditional Buenos Aires neighborhood is possible to taste its street food, while we enter one of the places of the city with more urban art.

As atypical as Medellín is the local gastronomic proposal of a city that is constantly reinventing itself and where it is possible to find delicious street food for all tastes and pockets.

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