9 Brazilian Snacks To Grub On

Beer-Lover’s Tip: Brazilians typically drink Pilsners, so if you want a brew that will compliment the snacks, I would recommend going with crisp, filtered pale ales like Stella or Heineken.

wellnesstoday.com world cup snacks

Watching fútbol requires two crucial elements that are never to be forgotten: beer and snacks. Some of these Brazilian dishes are easy to throw together and others take awhile, but I can assure you that there is something on this list for your foodie heart to nom on.

1. Churrasco

The perfect summer snack for the Cup. Churrasco in Brazil refers to barbeque, so pop some meat on a skewer and you’re cookin.’

Marcel Maia via Flickr

2. Coxinhas

In Portuguese it literally means “little chicken thigh.” I dare you to find something wrong with shredded chicken, battered and fried to look like a chicken leg. Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Carlos Varela via Flickr

3. Caruru

Put down the ketchup. This super-condiment is made with okra, onions, shrimp, palm oil, and toasted nuts. Talk about an upgrade.

Capitu (ou Marcela) via Flickr

4. Pão de queijo

Simple but delicious rolls baked with cheese inside them. For those of you who are down with cheesy sticks, this is your go-to.

4.Pão de queijo
Rodrigo Gianesi via Flickr

5. Acarajé

Lets talk about deep fried patties made of black eyed peas, then stuffed with shrimp, peanuts, and other local ingredients. Ambitious, but will earn you major kitchen-cred.

Jorge in Brazil Via Flickr

6. Feijoada

If the dark day comes when your team loses, it’ll be time for some serious Brazilian comfort food. Feijoada is Brazil’s national dish, a savory stew of black beans and meat. You can simmer together.

Kitsch and Classics via Flickr

7. Fruit Plate

Throw together some Brazilian staples like mango, guava, pineapple, passion fruit, oranges, and plums for a colorful (and healthy) dish to nosh on.

Stijn Nieuwendijk via Flickr

8. Brigadeiro

Truffle-like chocolate balls made of condensed milk, butter, and chocolate powder, then rolled in sprinkles. If you can get them to look like soccer balls, you’ve nailed it.

8. Brigadeiro
Mateus Del Bianco via Flickr

9. Bolo De Rolo

First of all, it’s fun to say. Second of all, it is thin sponge cake rolled with guava filling: utterly nom-worthy.

9. bolo de rolo
Guilherme Jofili via Flickr

Lena Kazer

Lena is a Chicago native, her travel style consists of red cowboy boots that make her feel like she can take over the world. She adores Peru and can't travel without her journal to draw or write in.

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