Chapinero Alto, the Williamsburg of Bogotá

 

Chapinero’s alternative, hipster vibe bursts out of its markets, restaurants and boutiques, which is why it’s been compared with the fashionable New York district. These tips will help you discover just what makes this corner of the city truly unique.

NATURAL LIFESTYLE
Metkalü is a welcoming local market selling healthy produce, free from additives and preservatives as well as completely natural cosmetics and cleaning products. This is the perfect stop for those in Bogotá looking for a responsible way to shop for groceries.

FLAVOR STREET
Chapinero Alto’s good grub hub is Calle 65, with El Chato, Café Bar Universal, Jacobsen, Piqueteadero Doña Nieves and Lorenzo El Griego all competing for a spot on your culinary tour of the city.

A SECRET
Need a break from coffee? Taller de Té invites you to delve into the centuries-old world of tea. Be sure to sample some of the infusions using local plants such as guayusa and coca.

A BREAK FROM MEAT
Pamper yourself at Casa Lėlytė, a high-end vegetarian bed & breakfast, with a wide range of dishes. Check out their delectable barbecued vegetables or baked avocado, all in a cozy and natural setting.

WHEN IN MEXICO
Take a trip to Mexico with Insurgentes Taco Bar’s exceptional flavors, including the fish tacos or Trompo quesadillas. Wash down your food with one of the traditional flavored waters; choose from hibiscus, tamarind and cucumber.