What is it? A source for Venezuelan comfort food - yummy grilled arepas stuffed with chicken and avocado and the sweetest of sweet plantains - at affordable prices.
Arepas 101: As the child of Venezuelan immigrants, yours truly is very familiar with Venezuela's staple food, which can be eaten at any meal. It's made out of ground corn flour formed into patties and baked, grilled or fried. At Delicias and areperas (arepa restaurants in Caracas, Venezuela's capital city), arepas are grilled and stuffed with just about anything - scrambled eggs, shredded beef, black beans, cheese. The name translates to "curvy queen" and may reference 1955 Miss World, Venezuelan Susana Duijm. Arepas R Them: Delicias' arepas cost $6 and are wheat- and gluten-free. The menu is meat-oriented but has three vegan options with cheese, beans and veggies. Meat fillings include spicy chorizo, chicken, ham and shredded beef.