Arepas cooking on our griddle

The arepa is a small flat corn bread that originated from either Venezuela or Colombia. Both countries claim to have invented it and still argue about it to this day. However the fact remains that the arepa was invented long before Columbus arrived, taking its name from the indigenous word for corn – erepa. Therefore, its history goes back long before the states of Venezuela and Colombia were founded. It is however far more than a small flat corn bread to both countries. In 2006 it was chosen as the national cultural symbol of Colombia and in Venezuela it is possible to buy T-shirts printed with a picture of the iconic arepa.

When they are cooked, they are eaten at any time of the day and are a particularly popular breakfast or lunch dish filled with a variety of different fillings.
Our arepas can be bought warm with a variety of fillings or the arepas can be bought on their own for you to fill yourselves with whatever you fancy.

Our most popular Arepa is the Reina Pepiada. This was invented in 1955 and was named in honour of Susana Duijm, the first Venezuelan winner of the Miss World competition. Reina Pepiada means ‘curvy queen’.