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.
Why a food tour in Bogota?
The food of Bogota is unique, as well as each tour. In each activity, food, learning and good vibes are guaranteed.
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.
Meeting new people is always nice and it is much better if you are sharing or cooking delicious Colombian food.
Food tours in Bogota
Street Food Tour in Bogota
Price: 42 USD
Street Food Tour Bogota takes you through the La Candelaria neighborhood.
Bogota Food Walking Tour
Price: 28 USD
Discover the unique flavors of the different Colombian regions on this Bogota food tour.
Fruit Tour in Bogota
Price: 107 USD
Delight yourself with the flavors and colors of the exotic fruits, flowers, and herbs of Colombia with this fruit tour in Bogota.
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
It is a drink made of chocolate, milk, cream, sugar and cinnamon
Pork, sausage, chorizo and some fried vegetables
Soup made of eggs, milk, coriander and butter
Corn tamale with chicken and bacon
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.