As you wander the streets of Colombia, it quickly becomes apparent that local culinary delights can be found on nearly every corner. While it might not be obvious at first glance, the best food experiences are often found in the heart of the streets, at food stalls and food trucks. From fresh fruit to exotic smoothies; the Colombian street food scene is the place to discover new flavours! The ambiance at these markets is enchanting. People talk to each other, enjoy the food and there is laughter. It is a very different culture from what we are used to here in the Netherlands. Don’t be surprised if local women walk by with baskets on their heads, containing all kinds of delicious local exotic fruit and vegetables. Mangoes, for example, are a staple in Colombia. And this deliciously sweet fruit is of course nothing new to us. However, it is eaten just a little differently in Colombia than we are used to in the Netherlands. A ripe, sweet mango sounds delicious to us, right? Colombians think differently. They prefer their mangoes firm and unripe. They also often add all kinds of spicy or sour sauces to this exotic fruit. So, the fruit is flavoured and sliced on the spot, ready to be served to passers-by. And when Colombians seek refreshment, they turn to one thing: pure lime juice! From large containers, this drink is sold on the streets. And we can tell you, a cup of lime juice is terribly sour. It often even has salt added to it. It may not sound so tasty, but it’s a remedy that does wonders against a cold! Besides fruit, countless other delicacies are sold on the streets of Colombia. Many stalls sell bread-like tortillas, for example, that you can customise with a variety of toppings, from guacamole to an array of salads and sauces.