Food Tour Bogota

Food Tour Bogota takes place in the capital city of Colombia. This lively city is known for its vibrant street food scene and local specialties, Bogota offers a range of delicious and unique dishes to satisfy every palate. Some must-try foods include arepas, corn cakes that can be filled with a variety of ingredients such as cheese, meats, and vegetables, and bandeja paisa, a hearty plate of rice, beans, plantains and meat.

In Food Tour Bogota visitors can also sample the city’s thriving coffee culture, with cafes serving up some of the best coffee in the country. Whether enjoying traditional Colombian dishes or exploring new flavors, Bogota is a true food lover’s paradise, offering something for everyone.

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Why a food tour in Bogota?

Authentic tours

The food of Bogota is unique, as well as each tour. In each activity, food, learning and good vibes are guaranteed.

Culture

Bogota is a great mix of cultures and that is reflected in its food. During the tour you will learn what influences this city has.

Meet People

Meeting new people is always nice and it is much better if you are sharing or cooking delicious Colombian food.

Food tours in Bogota

Bogota Food Walking Tour

Price: 28 USD

Discover the unique flavors of the different Colombian regions on this Bogota food tour.

Pub Crawl Tour in Bogota

Price: 49 USD

Capture the Latino spirit of Bogota’s nightlife on a fantastic pub crawl tour in Bogota.

Street Food Tour in Bogota

Price: 60 USD

Street Food Tour Bogota takes you through the La Candelaria neighborhood.

Coffee & Chocolate tour in Bogota

Price: 48 USD

Discover Bogota’s food culture on this coffee and chocolate tour in the capital city of Bogota.

Artisanal Draft Beer Tour in Bogota

Price: 40 USD

This beer tour in Bogota starts at the bar to play “Tapazo”, a traditional Colombian game.

Fruit Tour in Bogota

Price: 95 USD

Delight yourself with the flavors and colors of the exotic fruits, flowers, and herbs of Colombia with this fruit tour in Bogota.

Coffee Tasting in Bogota

Price: 125 USD

Learn about the history and traditions of Colombian coffee cultivation-firsthand-with this coffee tasting in Bogota.

Coffee Plantation Tour from Bogota

Price: 131 USD

Discover a nice real local hacienda and learn about all the coffee production steps with the help of a Colombian coffee producers.

Bogota food

Typical food of Bogota

For many years Colombian food has been underestimated. However, this wonderful Latin American cuisine is a delight for the palate, because fresh ingredients are used for its preparation without complex preparation techniques. A clear example is a popular dish called “fritanga”. This dish is basically pork fat, sausages, chorizo, black pudding, yucca and corn well fried. It is true that it is a very greasy dish, but the taste is incredible.

The best dishes of Bogota

Chocolate Santafere├▒o

It is a drink made of chocolate, milk, cream, sugar and cinnamon

Fritanga

Pork, sausage, chorizo and some fried vegetables

Changua

Soup made of eggs, milk, coriander and butter

Tamal Santafere├▒o

Corn tamale with chicken and bacon

Puchero

Chicken soup with yucca, potato and other vegetables

Bogota food history

Bogota’s food culture dates back to pre-Columbian times, when the region was inhabited by indigenous tribes such as the Muisca and the Chibcha. These tribes relied on farming and fishing for their sustenance and used locally available ingredients to create their meals. Corn, potatoes, quinoa, beans, and various types of meat, including guinea pig and llama, were staples in their diet. Many of these ingredients are still used today in traditional Colombian dishes, such as ajiaco soup and bandeja paisa.

Fusion of flavors in Bogota

In the 16th century, the Spanish arrived in Colombia and brought with them their own culinary traditions. They introduced new ingredients such as wheat, rice, and beef, as well as spices like saffron and cumin. Over time, these new flavors merged with the existing indigenous cuisine, giving birth to a new fusion of flavors. One example of this fusion is the dish known as “ajiaco,” a soup made with chicken, three different types of potatoes, corn, and guascas (a local herb), which is a popular dish in Bogota.

Bogota’s contemporary food scene

In recent years, Bogota’s food scene has undergone a culinary renaissance. The city is now home to some of the best restaurants in South America, featuring innovative and contemporary cuisine that blends traditional Colombian flavors with modern techniques. Chefs like Leonor Espinosa and Harry Sasson have been at the forefront of this movement, showcasing the diversity of Colombian cuisine to the world. Additionally, street food has always been a big part of Bogota’s food culture, with vendors selling snacks such as arepas (corn cakes) and empanadas (meat-filled pastries) on nearly every corner.