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Al Banun restaurant: a hidden gem off Bogota’s beaten track

July 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

You know when you find yourself really craving a particular kind of food? It happened to me this morning. I was finishing an article I was working on when suddenly my mind started wandering to thoughts of deliciously meaty kibbes, smooth hummus with a hint of lemon and warm pitta bread. In my mind, I was back at Al Banun Arabic restaurant in Suba, in northwestern [more]

23 great places to eat in Bogota

February 13, 2017 // 6 Comments

I always joke that Bogotá is where I ‘unlearned’ how to cook. It is so easy to get food delivered, or to go out and eat somewhere for a reasonable price, that I’ve become extremely lazy in the kitchen. My intention is not to encourage readers to adopt my bad habits (!) but to give you some ideas about places to eat in Bogota when you’re just not in the [more]

Domicilios Bogota: how to order food in Bogota

October 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

Before I moved to Bogota, I used to cook for myself a few nights a week, and then microwave ‘healthy’ ready-meals on the nights when I couldn’t be bothered to cook. Ready meals (beyond pizza and lasagne) have not arrived in Colombia yet, so it wasn’t long before I started plunging into the virtual abyss of domicilios. The concept Un [more]

Bogota Food Tour with La Mesa: food.. and more!

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

When La Mesa Food Tours invited me to join them on their Bogota food tour, I was intrigued. I’ve been living in Bogota on and off for nearly three years now, and thought I knew the essentials about Colombian food. That said, due to my sensitive stomach, I have always been wary of buying street food, so I suspected that I still had plenty to discover about [more]

Flavors of Bogota Coffee Shop Tour

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

I have a confession to make. I am a tea drinker; I live in Colombia; and I’m not a huge fan of coffee *GASP!* (although in my defense, this is mostly because it makes me a bit crazy..). However, if you live in Colombia, and PARTICULARLY if you have Colombian family-in-law, you WILL end up drinking a certain amount of coffee! But as your suegra enthusiastically [more]

BogotaPopups: events this week!

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the next week, BogotaPopUps is running a number of, what promise to be, excellent events (and a great opportunity to meet people if you’re new in Bogotá)! Organised by founders Sara Lisa Ørstavik and Andres Lizcano Rodriguez, BogotaPopUps offers unique, underground dining events which bring together friends and strangers for conversation, music, [more]

Fairtrade and Organic Food in Bogotá

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

I recently discovered No Longer Native, a blog by Danielle, who’s currently living in Bogotá with her husband Cody and writing about her life and experiences there (hmm.. sounds familiar! 🙂 ). Her most recent post, ‘Sembrando Confianza: Organic eats with a social impact‘ really caught my attention, as I know that many expats would rather [more]

My favourite Bogotá bakery

April 15, 2015 // 3 Comments

When I first arrived in Bogotá, I have to say that I wasn’t particularly impressed by the bread and pastries I found on offer in the local bakery (at the time) and supermarkets. Not only that, I found it very difficult to find a PLAIN croissant.. i.e. one that wasn’t filled with ham or cheese or guava jelly or something else. Earlier this year, I came [more]

How to eat ajiaco

February 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ajiaco is a Colombian dish which features on most menus here in Bogotá, but what is it exactly, and more to the point, HOW do you eat it?! Ajiaco is a type of soup containing potato, guascas (a type of herb), usually chicken, and with corn (like giant sweetcorn, but not sweet), rice and avocado served on the side. When it was first presented to me by my [more]

El Boliche: my favourite pasta restaurant in Bogota!

February 5, 2015 // 4 Comments

El Boliche is a restaurant located in the Zona G, calle 69A with cra. 10, also with a branch in La Macarena, and is hands down my favourite restaurant in Bogota! It calls itself an Argentinian restaurant, but there isn’t a barbecue and no Argentinian steaks are served, as you might expect; El Boliche specialises in milanesas (slices of meat in breadcrumbs) and [more]
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