When Victor Aguilera found that he had been laid off from his restaurant job, along with thousands of other service industry workers around San Francisco, he saw an opportunity. He would try out his hand at cooking the cuisine of his native Venezuela — and finally start his own business.
Aguilera opened Arepas en Bici around two weeks ago. Aguilera makes the arepas, as well as various other Venezuelan dishes, entirely by hand in his apartment and then delivers them around the city on his bike. He sticks mostly with traditional fillings like shredded steak and chicken, black beans, avocado, and plantains.