Popayán is known throughout Colombia for its flavorful typical cuisine. Look out for carantantas (a kind of corn chip), and empanadas de pipián (fried potato pastries served with a spicy satay-style peanut sauce). Refreshing traditional drinks include champus (a maize beverage with lulo and pineapple), and salpicón payanese (an icy concoction made from fresh blackberries).