As we all know, Peru has offered the world not only a world wonder but wonderful food too! Food in Peru is a delightful fusion of flavors and traditions that will tantalize your taste buds. When in Peru, try and eat it all, but if you are looking for some recommendations to start, we at Contours Travel will make sure you have the best insights. Furthermore, our experts can guide you to the most mouthwatering dishes and hidden culinary gems, ensuring your gastronomic journey in Peru is truly exceptional.
Craving the best ceviche in Lima?
According to world-leading chef Gastón Acurio, the perfect place for this would be at La Picantería. But don´t get too full as after that you can head downtown to Pochita for some street side snack of anticuchos. End the evening with a delicious Pisco Sour at Ayahuasca cocktail bar, one of the best options in town.
After finishing your wandering around Machu Picchu
In Cusco’s Mercado Central, try the street food delights like handmade cheese and cooked corn. Don’t miss out on these delicious treats!
In Arequipa, you must try the picanterías for lunch
Starting with La Nueva Palomino. These places are known for being traditionally run by women who cook their family recipes.
Iquitos wild food scene, anyone?
At the Belen market in the Amazon, adventurous eaters can find alligators and slugs on the menu. However, for those seeking a less audacious option, the must-try dish is chonta, peeled noodles made from giant palm hearts with lime—a still exotic but less adventurous choice!
These are some Peruvian dishes we recommend you try! To embark on a delectable culinary tour of Peru, contact our travel expert now! What to Eat in Peru will be an integral part of your tailor-made culinary tour, and its vibrant culinary culture.