Food in Argentina


Argentines really value relationships and food is a big part of building those relationships. The eating schedule here is a little different from the United States. Breakfast is about the same time, but lunch and dinner are much later. Lunch is usually around 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and dinner is closer to 8:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m., sometimes even later. Meals with others usually take a long time because people want to talk and enjoy the food. I am going to share a few classic Argentine foods I've tried so far. I hope you enjoy reading about them! 

What food did I try?:

Since arriving in Argentina, I've enjoyed a few classic meals and drinks. Empanadas, hand-held pies kind of like small calzones, are a huge deal here. Mate, a type of green tea, is also very special. A mediluna is a croissant, a pastry shaped like a moon that everyone eats with their coffee or tea. And last, but certainly not least, I've eaten alfajores, a shortbread cookie sandwich with dulce de leche, or caramel in the middle. 

How did I feel when I tried it?:

All four of these classics are delicious, and it makes me happy to know I can eat them whenever I want. Eating them makes me feel more connected with the culture and the people here.