Chapinero is one of the most popular and commercial places in Bogotá, this neighborhood not only has a great amount of cultural activity but an impressive offer of delicious gastronomy from the whole country.
You'll meet your guide at Parque de los Hippies before moving on to try some arepas, a corn flatbread filled with cheese that will give you a sweet start for your gastronomic journey. Next, you'll taste empanadas, a savory pastry that contains a delicious meat filling that goes great with ají (a typical hot sauce). This stop for empanadas is at a traditional restaurant that has been open for more than a century and according to many, they serve the best empanadas in town!
Heading north, you'll arrive at Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, an impressive neo-gothic cathedral in the heart of Chapinero. Later, you'll walk a few steps to taste Pan de Bono and Avena, a typical snack from the Valle del Cauca region.
You'll continue some streets ahead to drink a delicious cup of coffee at Café Cultor, a responsible coffee shop that serves fair trade, organic coffee from various regions of Colombia. Here you'll understand why Colombian Coffee is so famous and distinctive in its flavor, and how a preparation method can make a huge difference in highlighting coffee qualities.
To give this tour a sweet end, you'll stop to try unique chocolate truffles filled with delicious fruit jams from Colombia in a place that brings sweet flavors from around the country into a traditional Chapinero house. Here you'll also learn about the impressive story of these cacao farmers who left fear and illegal coca-farming behind to produce the most unique and tasty chocolates in Colombia.