For you foodie backpackers out there who are planning on swinging through Peru, we’ve put together a list of some of the most traditional, and delicious, Peruvian foods and desserts to add to your must-try list!
Make sure not to skip the following while eating your way through the coast and the Andes!:
In the local slang of Arequipa, if you’re going to picantear, you’re going to visit a picantería, the traditional eateries of Arequipa that have been serving up their succulent stews and spicy dishes for generations, remaining ever loyal to the region’s colonial flavors. This week, they’re being honored by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture as part of the Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación, an honor and protection bestowed on different elements of national culture, from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to Scissor Dancing. The honor is being bestowed on the picanterías for their roles as guardians of traditional local cuisine and as social spaces where diverse social classes interact.