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Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class, Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

1. Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class, Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

This is a Peruvian cooking class where you will learn how to cook dishes that all Peruvians will die for. Be prepared to enjoy, taste and be happy, the chefs and team will make your day unforgettable. This class is for people who love traditional food and want to make it at home! You'll love the relaxed atmosphere with no dull demo's, because the chefs believe in the hands-on approach. You will make an authentic Peruvian dish to tantalize your taste buds and later enjoy your achievements. To cook, use ceramic pots, the same as the ancestors did. This way keeps all the flavor natural. Choose from the following 4 great options featuring a variety of tasty dishes: Option 1, Fish: Main Course: "Pescado a la Chorrillana" , Fried onions, tomatoes, chili pepper and bay leaf, fish broth, and a Fish fillet cooked in low heat. Starter "Ceviche" the most popular dish among Peruvians. It is small size pieces of raw fish marinated in fresh aromatic lime juice tender onions, boiled sweet potatoes mixed with optional Andean hot chilis. Option 2, Chicken: Main Course: "Aji de Pollo" in English chili chicken (not spicy), consists of thin strips of chicken served with a creamy yellow and spicy sauce, made with ají amarillo (non spicy yellow chilis), cheese, milk, and crunchy bread. Starter: "Causa Limeña" Mashed organic yellow potatoes seasoned with lime and aji (hot pepper), and filled with fresh seasonal local veggies (it's a mild dish) Option 3, Meat:  Main Course: "Lomo saltado", Beef tenderloin slices, sautéed with onions, tomatoes, aji (hot peppers but not spicy), and more spices. It is served with French fries and rice. Starter: "Papa Rellena" Little balls made of mashed potatoes filled with either meat or vegetables or quinoa. They're fried and served with "salsa criolla " Option 4, Vegetarian: Main Course: "Pimento Relleno", a stuffed capsicum, filled with fresh organic vegetables, quinoa and aromatic herbs from the north of the country. Starter: "Solterito" in English "Single men" with green peas, faba beans, Quinua! and olive oil.

Lima: Historic Center Street Food & Old Taverns Experience

2. Lima: Historic Center Street Food & Old Taverns Experience

Enjoy a 4 hour-long street food tour with this in the historic center of Lima. During the tour, stop by some of the most classic, but also the more contemporary resto-bars of Lima city center to have a taste of the popular “comida al paso”. While discovering tasteful local delicacies such as chilcano, churros, or anticuchos, you’ll be learning more about the important historical facts which took place in this specific area of the city, as well as interesting facts regarding the economy and daily life in Peru. In the main square, known as "Plaza de Armas", appreciate some of the most impressive architectural monuments — heritage left by the Spanish conquerors. This tour will only be guided in English. For the comfort of the group, guides will not be providing their service in multiple languages simultaneously, even to those who only speak Spanish. For other languages, please book a private tour with us.

Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

3. Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Lima and travel to the first market of the tour located in the Chorrillos district. Discover the main local fish market of Lima in an area with a strong fishing tradition.  Next, visit the market in the Surco district where you will sample a variety of juices made from Amazonian fruits. You will also have the opportunity to taste other delicious and exotic foods from the jungle. Continue to the Surquillo Market near the fashionable Miraflores district. See a variety of fresh Peruvian produce such as vegetables, grains, and a large variety of potatoes. Finally, visit a local restaurant where you will learn about the national dish of Peru, ceviche. See how it is created, and enjoy a tasting to finish the tour.

Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

4. Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

The meeting point is at “Terrua” coffee shop; the baristas are going to share with us their great passion for Peruvian coffee, this small taste is recommended for everybody. After coffee, there is a 15 minutes walk. The first stop is going to be in a small local restaurant to try “Chicharrones”, delicious traditional pork sandwich. Then is time for something sweet. Our friends from “Lucas”, a small local bakery, are in charge of making us try some deserts. Next stop is the local market to see some local products and try some different fruits The most popular Peruvian dish is included on this adventure! at "Maraparte" ceviche bar will prepare us a delicious ceviche, made of marinated fish in lemon juice accompanied by onion, corn, chili, etc. Here you can also try Chilcano, a long drink made with Pisco. On the way back to Terrua there is one last stop for churros in Manolo´s.

Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

5. Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

Get an introduction to Peruvian food and culture and discover the most iconic sites of the trendy artistic district of Barranco on a guided walking food tour. Taste a delicious Lucuma fresh fruit smoothie and have a fruit tasting of products brought from the Andes and Amazon of Peru. Learn about the different microclimates and ecosystems where we grow our fresh and organic produce. Eat a delicious typical Sandwich with hot tasty Peruvian Chili and taste a Pisco Sour, a national drink of Peru and learn how to make it. Head to a local Javiar restaurant for a great view of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a tasty fresh Ceviche national dish of Peru with a delicious Cusqueña local beer. Go to La Posada del Mirador Restaurant for a delicious Lomo Saltado dish with a typical Chicha Morada juice drink. Conclude the food tour at the Bridge of Sighs before returning to your hotel or staying in Barranco to spend more time exploring.

Lima: Sightseeing Bike Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

6. Lima: Sightseeing Bike Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

The meeting point is going to be at Terrua, where you can try one of the best coffees in Lima. After coffee the bike ride starts; First stop is the "El Buen Gusto" bakery we can try "chicha morada", a traditional non-alcoholic drink from Peru and also empanadas. then is time to enjoy the "Malecón de Miraflores" this is an area with very iconic places such as "El Parque del Amor" or "El Faro de la Marina". After Miraflores, comes Barranco, known as the bohemian district of Lima, here we can enjoy the urban art while riding our bikes. there is also stop at the old "Juanito" tavern where we can try a delicious "butifarra" with Peruvian country ham. Then the ride continues to the Surquillo market to taste different local fruits. Before finishing the tour there is one more stop at a local restaurant. Our friends from "Maraparte" will prepare us a delicious ceviche. This is one of the most representative dishes of Peruvian food made with fish marinated in lemon juice accompanied by onion, corn, chili, etc.

Lima: Half-day Private: Discovering the Street Food in Lima

7. Lima: Half-day Private: Discovering the Street Food in Lima

Drive to Barranco and stroll around this quaint and traditional district,considered to be the city´s most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Perus leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. Stop at the Park of Barranco to degustate the exquisite traditional Peruvian anticuchos, made with beef heart and seasoned with garlic, vinegar, cumin, and aji panca, a mild red chile pepper with a smoky flavor. Have a taste also of the typical picarones, a fabulous dessert of sweet flavor, crispy and warm, dripping with syrup. Return to your Hotel.

Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class

8. Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class

Carefully combining culture, community, and character to create a traditional yet contemporary experience that inspires, our cooking classes are unique in style in that they are designed to be informative and hands-on, yet relaxed and easy-going so that you can learn whilst having a lot of fun. Our trained Peruvian chefs are innovation leaders, interested and clued into the details of local and global trends, ingredients, and flavors. We pride ourselves on turning thoughtfully sourced produce into delicious dishes with love and passion. You will learn how to make: Causa de Pollo Peruvian Causa is very characteristic for its layers of potato, avocado, and chicken that manage to add to the dish an explosion of flavors. Ceviche National dish prepare with raw fish, onions, and marinated in lemon juice, seasoned with other ingredients. This dish is considered cultural heritage. Pisco Sour Peruvian cocktail prepared with pisco, lemon juice, sugar or syrup, egg white and crushed ice.

Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

9. Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

Experience the flavors of Peruvian food like a local on this street food tour. You will discover why Lima is called the gastronomic city of America, through tasting its signature stews, fruits, and desserts. Learn how to make Peru’s signature drink during a pisco sour lesson. After pickup directly from your accommodation, head first to the Chorrillos Artisanal Fishing Pier, one of the popular trade points for marine products. Get to know the history of the pier before continuing to the Surquillo Market. The Surquillo Market become something of a mecca for international foodies after the praise of the famous Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. The market is open every day and sees a large amount of food and spices sold. You can find exotic fruits from the Amazon Rainforest, potatoes and chili peppers from the tops of the distant Andes Mountains, fresh fish and seafood from the coast, and meats of different types, including alpaca and guinea pig. Taste some exotic fruits (cherimoya, granadilla, and tumbo) and the chicha morada (drink made from purple corn), then continue your gastronomic experience at two fast-food restaurants to taste their different specialties. At La Huerta Chinen, where they specialize in Creole mixes, you’ll get to try the famous Causa Limeña (mashed yellow potatoes seasoned with limes, chili peppers, and stuffed with chicken). At Alto K Fish, they specialize in seafood. You’ll get to taste their marine trio (fish ceviche, rice with seafood, and squid pork rinds). After delighting your palate, visit the historic center of Lima and walk through its old streets appreciating its impressive balconies, churches, and colonial houses. See the main square of Lima, the cathedral, the government palace, and the convent of San Francisco and its catacombs. Later, sweeten your palate by tasting Spanish churros (filled with manjar blanco or pastry cream accompanied with white sugar). Then, visit a local bar to learn about the flagship drink of Peru, the pisco sour (made from grape pisco, limos, syrup, egg whites, and angostura bitters). As a final stop, visit the Chabuca Granda avenue to try the Peruvian donuts known by the locals as picarones (made of sweet potato dough accompanied by honey).

Lima: Surquillo Market Visit and Peruvian Cooking Lesson

10. Lima: Surquillo Market Visit and Peruvian Cooking Lesson

Your morning starts with a morning coffee to at “Terrua” coffee shop with a brief explanation about the coffee in Peru. Then is time to walk to the Surquillo market, where you can taste different local fruits, where the most outstanding is the lucuma, the best way to consume it is in smoothies and desserts. After a short walk Chef Gonzalo del Risco and the team at the "Maraparte" restaurant will teach us how to prepare two of the most representative dishes of Peruvian gastronomy Ceviche and Causa! You can also taste "Chicha Morada" a traditional drink from Peru; non-alcoholic and prepared with a base of purple corn, one of the many super foods that we can find in our c

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5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

This was a wondeful, casual way to explore the neighborhood of Miraflores and visit quaint eateries where the locals eat. We got there about 10 minutes early to our meeting spot Terrua Cafe which is a cute cafe that served delicious coffee and cappucino. Miguel, our tour guide, was already there waiting for us! He had so much knowledge that he shared during our walking tour. He would stop at various spots and talk about the native plants and trees. We then visited the local farmers market where he talked about the native fruit and vegetables such as Lucama and even gave some to us to try! We then visited a local restaurant where we tried the famouse Peruvian ceviche and Chilcano (Pisco sour with ginger ale). If you would like to experience a tour that is off the beaten path then I would recommend this tour.

The tour with Will and José was great. We were picked up directly at the hotel and had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the life of the people in Lima. The three markets really impressed us. The dishes were tasty and local. Throughout the tour we were driven from market to market by car. A great experience that we can 100% recommend.

Perfect way to learn Lima. Eating the popular foods while getting all sorts of educational information ranging from gastronomy to politics to the forming of the Peruvian state. Had a wonderful time with Moi as our tour guide. Personally I loved the Mercado Central and seeing all the wonderful fruits and vegetables.

The experience has been great. The guide and the chef have been lovely. We learned to make cause and lomo saltado. The experience at the market where we bought the food beforehand has been great as well. I recommend this to anyone who values the human experience and the great taste of food.

Budget friendly cooking tour in authentic Peruvian location