São Paulo Cuisine
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to São Paulo is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in São Paulo to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Carne-de-sol: or "sun beef", heavily salted beef, exposed to the sun for one or two days to cure.
- Chorizo (Brazil): sausage.
- Coconut-and-crab mix: creamy dish made of boiled crabs, coconut milk, red onion and spices.
- Mandioca: also cassava, is a root that can be fried, steamed, boiled, etc.
- Pao de Queijo: Brazilian cheese buns, or cheese breads made of cassava manioc or corn flour.
- Canja: chicken soup of Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine.
- Moqueca de camarao: traditional seafood stew.
- Sopa de Palmito: a cream of palm heart soup.
- Brazilian Salad: made of fresh vegetables and lettuce.
- Salada de Palmito: salad of hearts of palm, olives, tomatoes, onion.
- Salpicão Salad: Brazilian chicken salad.
 Main courses
- Barreado: slowly cooked meat stew.
- Baru-crusted sea bass: fish made with buru nuts.
- Churrasco: grilled meat or barbecue.
- Feijoada: black beans cocked with pork meat and followed by rice, orange and bacon.
- Frango com quiabo: stewed chicken with okra.
- Pizza Paulista: normally it's covered by Brazilian cream cheese, palmito and many other options.
- Rice and beans (feijão com arroz): rice served with beans, usually red beans in Brazil.
- Tutu a Mineira: Brazilian bean puree served with rice, pork and others.
- Virado à Paulista: a dish made of baked beans, onion, garlic, the cassava flour.
- Cagaita sorbet: fruit ice cream.
- Condensed Milk Pudding: pudding made of condensed milk, milk, eggs and caramel.
- Dadinho candies: sugary peanut paste candies.
- Sweet Plantains: fried or baked sweet plantains (bananas).
 Fast food
- Bauru (sandwich): a sandwich made with melted cheese, roast beef, tomato and pickled cucumber in a French bun.
- Mortadella sandwich: any sandwich using mortadella, a large Italian sausage.
- Pastel: a typical fast food Brazilian dish, consisting of thin pastry envelope wrapping with assorted fillings that is deep fried.
 Street food
- Acaraje: peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried in palm oil.
- Bolinhos de camarao: shrimp dumplings.
- Calabresa: a type of sausage.
- Coxinha: made from shredded chicken and spices, enclosed in wheat flour.
- Cuzcuz paulista: made from cornmeal, sardines, olives, shrimps, and others.
- Pamonha: a paste made from fresh corn and milk, boiled wrapped in corn husks.
- Queijo coalho: a firm but very lightweight cheese produced in Brazil.
 Drinks (Non-alcoholic)
- Acai juice: made from the açaí berries, one of the most nutritionally dense berries in the world.
- Cafezinho: strong and sweet coffee prepared in the Brazilian style.
- Caldo de Cana: juice of raw sugar cane. Sugar cane juice with lemon or pineapples.
- Cashew apple juice: healthy, rich in vitamin C and mineral salts juice made from cashew apples.
- Guarana: soft drink from guarana.
- Guarana Antarctica: it is the second best-selling soft drink brand in Brazil.
- Mamey juice: juice prepared from mammee fruit, other fruits can be added too.
 Drinks (Alcoholic)
- Antartica beer: one of the most popular beer in Brazil.
- Cachaca: he most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil.
- Caipirinha: Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime.
- Devassa beer: refined and thick tasting beer, made with the purest ingredients.