8 days, hundreds of photos, and a slow crawl back to reality later, I present to you the good, bad, and bizarre eats from the world of Ecuador. ¡Bienvenidos!
Our stay in Ecuador began and ended in its capital city, Quito. Located 9,350 feet above sea level, it is summery enough to stay warm during the day but cold enough to bring a jacket, similar to San Francisco. It is a bustling city, divided into Old Town and New Town with food that ranges from traditional cuisine to American burgers.
I wish I could have spent more time in Quito, as it’s a big place with lots to explore. But of course, we never have enough time, so the motto during our excursion was, appropriately, #wheninecuador. Everything eaten on this trip lived and died by this mindset, and it’s how I believe we all should act when visiting some place new. How else will we find the most delicious noms?
As much as I missed me some ‘murrican food, I committed to eating as traditionally as I could during my stay. Check out the highlights from Quito and get the links for everything below!
Hotel Quito: Highly recommended; knowing Spanish is helpful, as there is a language barrier with some of the staff.
Tianguez: Great shop for souvenirs and a midday pick-me-up. The shop stretches underground for a mile with dozens of rooms showcasing different knickknacks. It’s easy to get lost and spend a lot of time here, so keep an eye on the clock if you have a schedule.