Peru is well-known for its culinary customs, a vast variety of fresh local ingredients, and globally award-winning modern cuisine. For travelers, there are all kinds of meals to enjoy — from gourmet, Michelin star dining in cosmopolitan Lima to home-cooked meals with family in the traditional villages of Lake Titicaca.
There are the hearty stews and soups of the Andes; the Criollo comfort foods influenced by the Spanish conquerors, the African slaves, and the Asian settlers; and then there are the must-try classics, like Ceviche. For the gastronomically adventurous, there is also roasted Guinea Pig or Cuy.
The following destinations are our pick for foodies who want to sample all kinds of Peruvian cuisine, including fine-dining and family-run favourites.