This Thursday, Union Market’s 2015 Launch Pad competition winner, Arepa Zone, gave a preview of their tasty new menu! Their business is located right inside Union Market and opened on August 29th, 2015.
Arepas are traditional Venezuelan street food. They are a grilled corn patty stuffed with several different kinds of filings.
Arepa Zone is serving these up with a variety of filings such as shredded beef, chicken, and even caprese version. The full menu can be found here: http://www.arepazone.com/menu.html
Thursday night, we got to sample their dynamic menu. Not only are they sharing their Arepas, they are also sharing other traditional Venezuelan food such as cachapas and tequenos.
Cachapas are similar to arepas in that they are fried sweet corn pancakes topped with almost anything you would like.
Tequenos are fried cheese sticks served with a delicious dipping sauce. How can you go wrong with fried cheese?!
These guys definitely know their Venezuelan food and are a must-try the next time you stop by Union Market! They are also out-and-around the city at various pop-up locations and cater events! Please check out their website: http://www.arepazone.com/