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Does anyone know where I can find an Arepa?

Does anyone know where I can find an Arepa?

  • By - cap1n

next-SundayAD

Keep your eye on the former High Test Deli place on Coxe. Word on the street is… arepas are coming soon.


Das-Drew

You better not be bullshitting 😊


ZionEmbiid

There used to be a Venezuelan truck that parked downtown and out on Patton, I don't think they're around anymore, but maybe someone else has been to something similar more recently. There is a pretty good Pupuseria out Patton ave. called Pupuseria Patty.


Kenilwort

Local Buggy makes delicious pupusas


Rogue_2187

While both delicious, they’re not the same thing. It’s kinda like asking where to find a good Thai curry and then being told that Mela makes a good curry. Dishes are from 2 different continents.


ZionEmbiid

I didn't say they were the same thing, but I'm not the only one who thinks they are closely related. According to wikipedia: >A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador and Honduras,[1][2][3][4] made with cornmeal or rice flour, similar to the Venezuelan and Colombian arepa. In El Salvador, it has been declared the national dish and has a specific day to celebrate it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pupusa


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FlapJackson420

Trader Joe's sells frozen ones, just tried them last night. They were just meh, but would probably satisfy your urge.


Upstairscutiee

Grey eagle!


felixj

They changed their menu. No more arepas ):


New_Ad_8080

At the Arepa store down by the river. Full disclosure - I don't know what an Arepa is?


Kenilwort

Delicious latin pancake


New_Ad_8080

Oh, what is the difference between a traditional pancake I would get at IHOP and the Latin style Arepa pancake?


Kenilwort

It's made out of cornmeal. I guess it's kind of like a johnnycake Edit: it's savory not sweet


ZionEmbiid

Most of the Arepas I've eaten have been ripped or cut in half, like an english muffin or a pita pocket. They can be stuffed with all kinds of things. I've had burgers with lettuce, tomato, etc stuffed in there, or fancy White Duck Taco shop type stuff in there, like fried oysters with cabbage and chipotle aioli.. I believe that they're mostly from the northwestern part of South America, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador.


Rogue_2187

There is a food truck named Arepitas on the Go. Not sure if they stop in Asheville, but I tried them in Tryon once. https://m.facebook.com/arepitasonthego


plantsallthewaydown

Yep! [La Gringa Tamalera](https://www.lagringatamalera.com/product-page/gluten-free-vegan-arepas). She's at most of the tailgate markets.


puckman13

Consider DIY. Pan de Harina is easy to find (many Ingles have it) and the recipe is on the bag (surprisingly easy).