6 Colombian Breads You’re Going to Love Uncover Colombia


June 18, 2024, 10:58 am

Colombians love their breads, and it’s easy to see why. The majority of baked treats here in Colombia are full of butter and cheese. Many times they are even fried. They are delicious and dangerous treats, but do you dare walk on the wild side? The answer should be yes, especially if you are on a vacation in Colombia and only have a limited amount of time to stuff your face with Colombia’s mouthwatering, cheesy carbs. Curious to try them? Check out the 6 Colombian breads you’ll want to stuff in your suitcase at the end of your holiday in Colombia: 


Buñuelos are my ultimate weakness. It’s impossible to have just one. Definitely the fattiest bread on this list, buñuelos are made using two different types of cheese blended with yuca and corn flour. Instead of being placed in the oven, they are fried (and insanely addictive). They are typically eaten for Christmas to accompany hot chocolate and cheese, but you can find them in Colombian bakeries all year long.


Almojabana uses corn flour and fresh cheese. These come in a round shape and are quite dense. They are typically eaten for breakfast or as an afternoon snack to accompany a coffee or hot chocolate.

Pan de Yuca

So very Colombian and definitely one of my favorites, pan de yuca is perfect for all those who are gluten intolerant. Made with yuca flour and cheese, this bread is usually shaped in the form of a very deflated airplane pillow. Nevertheless, do not underestimate it, as it is delicioso!


Rosquillas make a fabulous snack for any occasion. Made with corn flour and cheese, they are also fried. However, they have a much lighter texture than any other of the breads on the list and rosquillas feel more like a crispy cheese puffs. Coming in all sizes, I personally prefer the small bite-sized ones.


Pandebono is another Colombian bread that uses you wheat flour, corn flour and of course, cheese. This one in particular looks like a dinner roll on the outside. It’s sweet and chewy and sometimes it has a cheesy center and sometimes it’s filled with guava paste, which is called bocadillo in Colombia.


No one can resist a homemade mantecada. This is Colombia’s butter cake. Thick, moist, and sweet, Colombia replaces wheat flour entirely by corn flour, which gives it a bit of a sweeter taste and more flavor. Perfect for any occasion, I particularly like it in the morning or as an afternoon snack.

So there’s your list of 6 Colombian breads you need to try. Although they essentially contain the same ingredients, they do taste different and are all delicious in their own way.

If you want to try these breads during your vacation to Colombia, book our Cooking and Food Tour in Bogotá. The 5-hour tour lets you sample Colombian food like fruits and breads in a traditional market, then you’ll learn how to cook a traditional Colombian meal at a cooking school.

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Jade is a world citizen who moved to Bogotá in 2014 with her Colombian partner and loves the city more with each passing year. She is a digital marketing expert and blogger. She writes about cultural insights and is integrated into the Colombian community. Read more at Bogotastic.com.

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