Brick-&-mortar outpost of a popular food cart known for turning out South American cornmeal cakes. After escaping the violence from her hometown of Medellin, Colombia, lawyer Maria Piedad Cano (aka “The Arepa Lady”) started selling arepas out of a push cart on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens decades ago. After more than 25 years of hard work and growing popularity, Cano, together with her sons, opened her first brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2014 in addition to a locale at DeKalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn. Their signature, fluffy arepas come in varieties such as arepas de queso (melted mozzarella); arepa de choclo (corn); and the arepa rellena (filled with chicharrón and chorizo).
This Business Supports “Minority Economic Development”