The only way to truly experience the delectable culinary delights Brazil has to offer, is by loosening the belt buckle, wearing some comfy shoes, have plenty of two- reis notes and hitting the streets! Along Copacabana beach, amazing Street Food can be found between the little beach bars or as seen in this photo- via delivery itself! Whether you want fresh prawns, chicken, tapioca pancakes, pastels (deep fried heaven), coconut sweets or corn on the cob- there are enough little treats for you to indulge in and embrace Brazillian culture in the best possible manner!
Sunbaking, watching toned brazillian beach footballers, drinking a Skol Beer and skewered prawns brought straight to your deckchair- surely this is the real Brazillian Dream!!
Acai’s (with Granola): A fruit from the Amazon with a berrylike taste (dark purple in colour) which is frozen and ground up into a sorbet like dish- ask for added Granola-delishhh! This became an addiction for me whilst in Rio!
Agua de Coco: Fresh Coconut water- still in the coconut!
Carne do Sol: Delicious salted beef thats grilled and served with beans, veges and rice!
Pastels: Pastries with different fillings (chicken, beef, seafood, vegetables, or cheeses)
Quindim de IaIá: Brazillian coconut and egg dessert found in both restaurants and street side markets!
Charrascarias: A definite must! A typical all you can eat Brazillian BBQ- where you are served at your table with an assortment of exotic meats and can eat all want and lots of other food for a fixed price!!
Pizza: After Italy, the pizza I ate in Brazil without question was second to none the best pizza I’ve ever eatten!!! That fact that there are 25 million Brazilians of Italian descent (i.e. the largest population of Italian background outside of Italy itself) may have something to do with it!!
Feijoada: Brazil’s national dish. A meat stew with rice and a bowl of beans.
Acaraje: Traditionally encountered on the streets of the northeastern state of Bahia, especially in the city of Salvador- Acaraje is made of black-eyed peas and dried shrimp.