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What are arepas?
Arepas are corn meal pockets that can be made in varying sizes and thickness, depending on the traditions of the region. Similar to the pita in shape and function, this traditional food can be baked, fried or grilled. At Amaize, we created the WOW arepa: a purely baked, gluten-free arepa that's crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Our arepas are proudly made with 100% P.A.N. corn meal, so that you can experience the hot corn taste and perfect texture that has been behind traditional Venezuelan arepas for decades.
History of the arepas
The arepa originated hundreds of years ago, and was a staple in the diet of various indigenous tribes across the areas that are now Venezuela and Colombia. Known as daily masa bread, arepas are eaten across various socio-economic groups, at all times of the day. The arepa received its name from the word "erepa", the indigenous word for corn. Until the 1950s, when areperas (arepa joints) were few, arepas were primarily eaten as a bread or side food. When areperas began growing in popularity, people became more innovative with their fillings.
Initially the filled arepa was referred to as a tostada, but now, it is simply called a filled arepa or "arepa rellena". The fillings vary and there are no rules (just like with any sandwich, fillings are endless). Some recipes have now become a part of traditional arepas.
Create your own arepa
At Amaize we want our guests to create their own arepas with different combinations of proteins, cheeses, and veggies. Visit Us today and add your magic touch to our fresh, natural ingredients in order to create your very own unique meal.
Official arepa recipe from P.A.N. corn meal
How to make arepas - Video recipe
First time eating arepas?
No problem! You can try our amaizeeeng specialty arepas, the true classics of our Latin culinary experience.