So, you're heading to Medellin, are you? It's no wonder why. The city may be small, but it's full of adorable shops, luscious parks, and street fairs to rival the best of them. But what was it about Medellin that I loved the most? Was it the hip Casa Kiwi Hostel that I got to call home for two days? Nope. What about the boutique shops that I spent hours weaving in and out of? Wrong again.
It was the food. (It's always the food).
Seriously, the treats I had in Medellin were so good that sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night crying at the memory of my long lost indulgences. Okay, so maybe it's not that intense, but still. The food was really good. In fact, Colombian food is some of the best I've ever had. But for the sake of staying on track, let's talk about the two best treats I had in Medellin. If you're heading there anytime soon, make sure you check out these delicious delicacies.
Make your own creamsicle at the Crematto stand
What's better than ice cream? Ice cream dipped in chocolate. And what's better than ice cream dipped in chocolate? Ice cream dipped in chocolate, served on a stick, and covered with the toppings of your choosing. That's what awaits at Crematto.
Step 1: Pick your ice cream. Step 2: Pick your chocolate (any combination of milk, white, and dark). Step 3: Pick your toppings. Step 4: Enjoy the mind-boggling goodness. Step 5: Run around the park jumping for joy. Step 5: Repeat until you run out of money.
Discover unique coffee masterpieces at Café Pergamino
If I thought my indulgences were over after day one, I was being excessively ignorant. On day two I headed to Café Pergamino where once again my taste buds departed on a thrilling adventure.
Café Pergamino is famous for their high-quality Colombian coffee and they have every kind of drink you would find at your run of the mill coffee shop. However, when you get there, make sure to flip the menu over. That's where the real indulgences lie. From crazy coffee frapaccino concoctions to Chai milkshakes, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. It's like Starbucks before there was Starbucks and also way way way better.
You can thank me later
For now, just get to Medellin and start eating already. Trust me, it's worth every calorie and though your stomachs may come home a little larger than when you left, your taste buds (and soul) will be thanking you (and me) for years to come. Plus, Huffington Post says indulgence is good for you. And obviously they are right about everything.