Food

10 Brazilian Foods that You Need to Try

One of the things, I miss the most about Brazil, besides family and friends, is the food! But luckily for us here in Atlanta, there are tons of Brazilian restaurants and shops! If you ever go to Brazil or want to go to a Brazilian restaurant here, you should definitely try these 10 picks that are my favorites.


Uma das coisas que eu mais sinto falta do Brasil, tirado claro a família e os amigos, é a comida! Mas sorte grande dos brasileiros que moram em Atlanta, é que aqui temos alguns restaurantes e mercados com comidinhas que amamos tanto! Fiz uma lista das minhas comidas, petiscos, sobremesas e bebidas que mais gosto e dicas de lugares para comer por aqui.

Brazilian Churrasco

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A typical “Brazilian barbecue” will be made by family and friends, beer, caipirinha (Brazilian cocktail made of cachaça, lime, sugar) and a charcoal grill. The meats are seasoned with no more than coarse salt, you will also see sausages, queijo coalho (squeaky cheese-on-a-stick), garlic bread and chicken hearts. For sides we have farofa ( yuca flour that is sautéed with bacon, sausage and light seasonings) and vinagrete salsa.

Where to eat: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Feijoada

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The most famous Brazilian dish, feijoada is a stew of black beans, sausages and cuts of pork. Rice, kale, orange slices, farofa and pork scratching are served on the side with a great caipirinha.

Where to eat: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Coxinha

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Raindrops shape of fried dough filled with chicken and a very creamy cheese called “catupiry”, that is somehow like a cream cheese. It has a crispy texture outside and it is soft inside, it’s hard to stop at just one.

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Pastel

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A pastel is a stuffed pastry that is deep-fried, it is filled with either a sweet or savory filling, the most traditional ones are beef and cheese, almost always served with a glass of caldo de cana (freshly pressed sugar cane juice).

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Pão de Queijo

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This is so much more than just cheese bread. They are crispy on the outside, squidgy on the inside and filled with cheesy flavor, they are great to eat with requeijão, a Brazilian kind of cream cheese!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Brigadeiro

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It is more than just a chocolate fudge ball made of condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder and covered in chocolate sprinkles, it is the most popular and beloved ‘candy’ of Brazil.  There are also white chocolate versions, Nutella and much more!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Açai

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Served as a sweet, you eat like frozen sorbet or a smoothie. Pro tip: blend with banana, granola and my favorite leite ninho, that is a dry milk.

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Mousse de Maracujá

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Passion fruit mousse, made of condensed milk and passion fruit. One of my favorite desserts, you can also put some chocolate in it!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Quindim

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Quindim is a baked dessert made of egg yolks, sugar, and ground coconut flakes. It is soo sweet but also sooo good!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Caipirinha

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The caipirinha is a simple cocktail made of cachaça (Brazilian distilled spirit made from the fermented juice of sugarcane), lime and sugar, and it is as refreshing as it is potent. Like I said before, great to drink with a churrasco or a feijoada!

Where to eat: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

EXTRA:

Guaraná

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Guaraná soda has a sweet taste, fruity and it is made of the seeds of guaraná plant. Essentially, the seeds are dried, ground, and brewed into tea or processed as an extract.

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

If you like some of the foods, I can do a post of some recipes so leave a comment bellow if you want it!

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