Vegetarian Arepa From the Palenque Truck

A few weekends ago I went down to 7th Avenue to get lunch at the Cinnamon Snail truck (post to come), and noticed that parked across the street was the Palenque Truck, specializing in Colombian arepas. I had to check it out, and to my surprise they have several vegetarian options. You get your choice of arepa (traditionally a flat disk made of corn meal and water), which gets griddled until crispy. Hot off of the griddle it gets a smear of butter, which melts instantly on the hot surface, and then your choice of topping (I chose one of the vegan toppings, seitan). Then it gets a handful of arugula, some fresh cheese, and a generous squeeze of spicy mayo and a guacamole sauce. The combination was fantastic, though the arepa itself was a bit dry. Next time (and there will be a next time) I’ll spring for the sauteed tomatoes and onions for a little extra flavor and moisture.

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