Brazilians can to feel separated from the rest of the South American continent, due to language and cultural differences. But it's easy to overcome this feeling: just add food to the equation! Happily, we're no short of options to taste our neighbours delicious food in São Paulo. Maíz is a small joint dedicated to the awesomeness of arepas (white corn bread with all sort of fillings) and patacones (fried banana discs). My fav is the white cheese arepa and the "moquequinha" (fish stew) patacone. Portions can be small, but are cheap. Have in mind they also serve very satisfying lunch selections everyday, usually roasted chicken or meat and vegetables, for around R$20. Colombian coffee and local beers also available. Open everyday from 11AM to 11PM. There's a cool parklet right in front with free books.