VENEZUELA: Patacon sandwich
What is it? This traditional Venezuelan recipe subs out bread for fried, pressed plantains, called “patacones.” The gluten-free and paleo-approved sandwiches are loaded with avocado and topped with a thick and spicy Peruvian Aji sauce.
Where to get it: Patacon Pisao
Though Patacon Pisao started as a no-frills food truck peddling patacones in Queens, you can now experience its Venezuelan sandwiches at three brick-and-mortar locations across the city. The signature “Paisa Patacon” features perfectly crispy patacones filled with chunks of grilled carne asada and chorizo sausage, dripping in a house-made, spicy-creamy Aji sauce.