Food has made Peru one of the most important culinary destinations in the world. Lima is the “Gastronomy Capital of South America” and Cusco is considered the second gastronomy city in Peru after Lima.
The cuisine dates back thousands of years with influences from the Incas, the Spanish conquistadors, African slaves, Italians, and the Chinese and Japanese.
Years of fusion have created subcategories of unique Peruvian-Japanese cuisine (Nikkei), Peruvian-Chinese (Chifa), Andean, Amazonian and more.
Discover the unique diversity in Peruvian cuisine in the articles below.