What is an arepa? It’s simply heaven in handheld form, or at least we think so. Arepas are a Venezuelan staple that we are sharing with central Indiana. An arepa is a small pita made from precooked cornmeal (hello, gluten free). We then cut them open and fill them with your favorite savory foods: chicken, pulled pork, shredded beef, black beans, cheese, eggs, bacon and more!