Focus on South American Street Food

South American street food is a vibrant and flavourful cuisine that reflects the region's rich cultural heritage.

From savoury empanadas and arepas to sweet churros, there's no shortage of delicious options to choose from.

Many South American countries have their own unique street food specialities, such as Peru's ceviche or Brazil's coxinha. Whether you're exploring the bustling streets of Mexico City or the colourful markets of Lima, South American street food is an essential part of any culinary adventure in the region.

Classic South American Flavours

South American street food is characterised by its bold and distinct flavours, from the smoky spices of Mexico to the tangy citrus of Peru.

Many dishes feature native ingredients like corn, beans, quinoa and chilli peppers, which are combined in clever ways to create unique flavour profiles. Traditional dishes such as tamales are often served with sauces that add an extra layer of flavour.

Street food is also an important part of South American culture, with many vendors creating dishes that have been passed down through generations. It's a great way to experience the local lifestyle and sample some of the region’s tastiest flavours.

1) Venezuelan Arepas

Venezuelan Arepas offer a delicious combination of corn, cheese and spices wrapped up in a soft cornmeal patty. They are usually served with a variety of fillings for customers to choose from, such as black beans and shredded pork.

Our Pulled Jackfruit and Pinto Bean Arepas are filled with jackfruit and pinto beans seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices. The perfect snack for vegetarians and vegans alike.

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2) Empanadas

Empanadas are popular throughout Spain and South America, providing a tasty snack that can be filled with all sorts of ingredients. Our Empanadas are filled with a delicious savoury combination wrapped in a golden pastry.

They’re perfect for picnics or parties, and they can be served hot or cold.

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  • IQF 10mm Diced Potato
  • IQF 10mm Onions
  • IQF 3mm Parsley
  • IQF 3mm Coriander
  • Lime Juice NFC
  • IQF Milled Lime Zest

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3) Venezuelan Cachitos

Similar to a croissant with a sweetened dough, Cachitos are a Venezuelan breakfast dish. They are typically filled with cheese and ham, however, we have filled ours with diced sweet potato, sweetcorn, coriander, smoked paprika and cheese.

The sweet Smokey notes complement each other and entice the consumer to go back for that second bite!

We have also designed other flavours of Cachito including Mango lime Salsa, or why not try a Fig and Goats cheese option?

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Street food offers an opportunity to experience a unique blend of cultures and cuisines. At Uren Food Group, our extensive range of the highest quality IQF fruit, vegetables and herbs make it easy to create delicious street food dishes from around the world.

We are passionate about providing our customers with the ingredients they need to bring authentic flavours to life. Whether you’re creating classic favourites or experimenting with something new, our experts are here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us today to discover more.