The Alma concept is about culture. We strive to say something important to the world through our food. We don't just feed the palate, we feed imagination & soul. At Alma's heart is an open arepa bar, along with a superb menu inspired by Venezuelan culinary roots using contemporary techniques.
The beverage program at Alma is designed to transport everyone, from the rum enthusiast to the curious wanderer, to a warm sandy beach. Our bar is a treasure chest of unique and small craft spirits that represent the history of Caribbean and Latin countries. We also focus on artisanal made sangria, craft beer and wine, and an effort to give Baltimore the experience it deserves.
Arepas are delicious crisp round pockets/patties made of maize flour that will make you an addict in no time. Arepas are grilled, baked and filled with an infinite variety of ingredients, making it an easy food of choice for vegetarians, vegans, meat, and seafood lovers alike. They are best eaten hot, on the spot or soon after they are made. (We strongly discourage eating arepas that are not freshly made.)
Arepas originate from Venezuela and Colombia, where they are the daily staple in each family’s table at any time of the day-- breakfast, lunch, dinner, eaten as a snack at midnight after a movie or a play, or even at 4am after a great party! The arepa is considered gluten free, although the maize flour may contain traces of wheat, oat, or soy, because of the environment where it is produced is beyond our control.