The Arepa Place was founded in 2016 by Isis Arrieta-Dennis whose passion for her culture pushed her to create a place to share it. In 2018, Isis moved the business from Findlay Kitchen to her own brick-and-mortar shop on the South side of the market house. The Arepa Place specializes in making a Colombian and Venezuelan dish known as arepas. Arepas are similar to pitas in shape but made of corn that has been boiled, ground, and turned into a dough. Alongside their homemade arepas and empanadas, The Arepa Place sells a variety of South American grocery staples and treats. Stock up on their frozen arepas, Colombian sweets, and fresh salsas!