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Over the last few years, Peruvian food has become very popular worldwide. Because of this international attention, Peru and especially Lima has become a foodie paradise. There are plenty of great food tours in Lima these days, without a doubt. But for those who don’t want a traditional Lima food tour, we have developed our own alternative and local food tour off the beaten path.
On this off-the-beaten-path food tour, we visit a local market where many Limeños do their daily shopping or have a quick lunch. We try some of the traditional Peruvian foods how and where the locals eat them. With typical Peruvian drinks, snacks, fruits, dishes, etc in an authentic setting surrounded by friendly locals, this food tour is both a cultural and gastronomic experience.
There’s the option to end the tour here and make it a half-day tour or to extend it with the visit to the human settlement (basically the half-day Authentic Lima Experience but with a drink and snack at a local family’s house instead of the full lunch). On this full-day tour, we visit several places in a human settlement in the hills of Lima such as a very unique and huge cemetery, a local social project and a local family’s house.
Pick-up from hotels in central areas. Pick-up at cruise shuttle stop or airport available for an additional fee.
Discover the wide world of Peruvian food as our guide takes you far from any touristy vibes to experience a distinctly Peruvian style local market. You learn about and of course taste an array of different regional ingredients, most of which are strictly Peruvian. It soon becomes obvious why Lima and Peru have become the food meccas of South America!
On the market tour, we try food and drinks from the plentiful Pacific coasts, the fertile Andean mountainsides, and the farthest corners of the Amazon Rainforest that Peru so proudly calls its own. We recommend not to have a large breakfast before coming on the tour!
What’s on the menu? The guide tries to adapt this a bit to your preferences but cheese, sweets, juice, fruits, and typical Peruvian drinks are a definite. The main dish can vary a bit, for instance if you’re a vegetarian or have allergies, but we often go to the best ceviche market stand in Lima (according to us). As mentioned, we can take any preference or restriction into account.
Your visit benefits the local community in different ways. First of all, it provides an additional income to several local community members. For instance the venders on the market, the local guide and the family.
Secondly, by visiting you also support the local project of Jugando Aprendo, which works with children and teens from vulnerable families. The tour price includes a donation to this local project.
In addition to financial benefits, the interest and attention of people from all over the world increase the pride of the local people in their communities. This motivates them to continue their hard work to improve their community.