Anyone from Bogotá in Colombia will tell you that no one does good food quite like the Colombians do.
And if you believe what mum always said about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, you’ll also know that it would be very hard to skip a hearty breakfast in Bogotá when you consider the various delicious options you have at your fingertips.
Breakfast in the capital can offer all of the delicacies from regions all over the country from hearty soups to stuffed cornbreads.
So no matter where you are in the world now, here’s our top three Bogotá breakfasts to wet your appetite for the day ahead:
This national favorite is probably the first food you remember eating as a kid if you are from Colombia.
Made from ground corn, each region offers a different way of serving this delicacy that can be eaten at any time of the day.
So whether your arepas are thin, crunchy and smothered in butter or sweet and stuffed with eggs, cheese and ham, one thing is for sure; this dish will most certainly keep you nice and full until lunch.
For something a little more comforting and warm, there’s always Changua (or milk soup) which originated in the indigenous tribes of the Andes.
While recipes vary, this light breakfast option is often served with crusty bread and warm cheese rolls for the perfect start to any grey, winter morning.
Aguapanela and queso fresco
This light breakfast can be served steaming in the cooler, mountainous area or cool in warmer areas making it an ideal dish for everyone in Colombia.
So it’s really not surprising that it is so popular.
Aguapanela is a sweet beverage made from sugarcane juice. Served with soft, white cheese, in Bogotá locals will dunk the cheese into the warm drink allowing it to melt.
We may not be able to make these delicacies for you, but why not reconnect with Bogotá today and send a Tigo Colombia recharge to a loved one back home.