Consistently ranked amongst the top 5 culinary destinations of Latin America, Bogota is delighting visitors and locals alike with new gastronomic adventures.
In recent months, new trends have sprouted from the fertile ground that has already made Bogota a culinary hotspot. We explore the very best of this evolving landscape on our very first #BogotaNonStop from Boston.
The Brunch Craze
Even though New York is close by, you’ll want to take the #BogotaNonStop for a fantastic (and surprisingly affordable) brunch that goes well beyond waffles and pancakes.
Market Kitchen at The W Hotel offers a stunning bottomless brunch for just $65,000 COP per person (around $23 USD). Featuring a formidable display of everything from a donut bar to typical Colombian dishes, make sure to reserve well in advance.
For a more local hangout, head to Abasto. Located in the lovely town of Usaquen, Abasto offers traditional Colombian fare with an organic twist. Try any of the arepas with a cup of Colombian coffee and finish your meal with a torta de almojabana, we promise you’ll be back for more.
The Great Bogota Bake-Off
Little known fact: Colombian bread should be as famous as its coffee. Bogota is the perfect place to sample the ample variety of signature breads from each region. The love of bread is palpable as more and more high-end bakeries and cafes display the very best of Colombian bread-making.
Reminiscent of posh L.A cafes, MASA is a prominent hangout for locals, especially on Sundays. They offer a simple yet delicious selection of sandwiches, a fully-stocked salad bar and a fanciful array of scrumptious cakes, cookies, muffins and of course, breads. Their monthly specials are also noteworthy!
If you’re looking for a true hidden gem, Les Amis won’t disappoint, this place is a bit of a secret, even among locals. Not easily visible you have to know which door to knock to gain entry. Les AMIS is the lovechild of an Argentinian and Colombian couple who have managed to dazzle the bread-loving capital, supplying many high-end restaurants with breads and desserts. Their own shops are a #BogotaNonStop must; Go for the amazing sweet pastries, stay for the cozy, vintage atmosphere.
Asian Take Over
The sushi bowl craze has come to Bogota in the shape of POKE COLOMBIA, a narrow fast-casual restaurant near La Zona T. For around $25,000-$30,000 COP (around $10 USD) you can make your own bowl with quinoa, greens or sushi rice and a wide assortment of toppings. It’s a no-brainer for anyone who wants a great meal on the go.
On the opposite side of the spectrum is Osaka, the hottest new high-end restaurant in town. Serving second-generation peruvian-japanese cuisine, also known as Nikkei cuisine, every dish is more stunning than the last. This is the place to indulge yourself with a spectacular meal and a great atmosphere that is worth every penny.
Like any cosmopolitan city, Bogota is constantly flexing its culinary muscle, adopting international trends and injecting local flavors. Join us on our next #BogotaNonStop to give your taste buds a treat; we promise you won’t regret it.