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Another Look at the New Palenque Colombian Truck

After reading Brownie’s recent preview of Palenque, the new Colombian truck that just started parking in Midtown, I knew I had to try it immediately. I braved the wind and the rain last week to get a hold of some delicious arepa goodness.  In addition to the traditional corn, Palenque offers some unconventional varieties of arepa: quinoa, brown rice with flax seeds, and brown rice with sesame seeds. They have a variety of meat and vegetarian toppings, so everyone should be able to find an arepa combination that pleases them. Since Brownie already went the conventional route, I decided to branch out and try the quinoa arepa with beef ($8). They offered to add hogao for $1 extra, and who was I to argue? With that addition and my $2 sugar cane and ginger lemonade I ended up slightly over the ML limit, but for the sake of science I let it slide.

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Palenque Colombian Food Truck Looks to Make Midtown Its Permanent Home


The other day I blogged about arepas that I had during a trip to Colombia in 2009. Yes, 2009. They were so good I’m still thinking about them. Just a day later, my husband and I are driving down 7th avenue in Park Slope and I spot Palenque, a brand new Colombian food truck that’s been parking in the East Village and Williamsburg. Yesterday they were at the Lot in LIC and but according to the owner they are planning to park in Midtown the rest of the week (on 51st btw. Park+Mad).

Here’s your first look at what to expect. Read more »