Lima Food Tour: The Best of the Best

November 26, 2019

2024 Updated Information about the best Lima food tour. Discover the only company that allows you to try the most traditional dishes from all over Peru.

A Lima food tour is the perfect place to start or finish your Peruvian experience. Lima is known to be the Gastronomic capital of South America, and for good reason. In fact, all of the different regions of Peru are known for their bountiful fresh produce, and each region has a very distinct cuisine. There are so many traditional Peruvian dishes that it is sometimes difficult to know which are the “most Peruvian”. Even if, by chance, you choose these dishes then you rarely understand where they come from or the historical and cultural significance of the dish. If you are interested in food then a food tour in Lima is right up your street.

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One of the best things that you can take home from your travels is new knowledge. Most people will return from Peru with a few facts about Machu Picchu that they can share with their friends. One better than this is coming back with the knowledge you need to make some of the most traditional dishes. This is a skill set that will stick with you for your whole life!

This is where our favorite Lima food tour comes in. The Peruvian Experience does exactly what it says on the label. You are accompanied at all times by a local bilingual guide, who will keep you entertained with witty and fun commentary.

Enjoy an immersive experience starting with a cable car ride through the history of Peru. Learn all about the history and the culture of the traditional dishes of Peru in this immersive beginning of the best of Lima food tours.

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After you have finished the ride of the ages prepare yourself for the pisco experience. Peru is the birthplace of pisco (there is even a town named after it!) and so the spirit is the national drink and a must for everyone who wants a well-rounded understanding of Peru and its delicacies. In this section of the Peruvian Experience, you will learn more than just the importance of pisco for Peruvians, you will also find out how to make your own pisco sour (and yes, you can drink it!)

After enjoying a refreshing pisco sour, get ready to learn how to make your own fresh ceviche. Ceviche is the dish of Lima, and Peruvians everywhere are very proud of this plate. If you don’t plan on taking another food tour in Lima, this is the perfect choice for you. Learn about this national dish from highly trained chefs and enjoy sampling it after you’ve perfected the method. This is a skill that you can easily take back home and show off to all of your friends and family!

After the ceviche is made and enjoyed, get ready for the real eating to begin. You will sample starters, mains, and desserts from every region of this incredible country. From papa huancaina, which is a Peruvian potato covered in an unbelievable yellow sauce, all the way across the table to mazamorra, a delicious dessert that is made from corn, and sometimes known as “purple porridge”. Peruvians love to eat corn almost as much as they love the potato, and so you know that this dish is truly delicious!

You can enjoy all kinds of tastes of Peru here and you are guaranteed to find something that you will like… even picarones from a traditional style market wagon. Get ready to loosen your belts, because this 12-course tasting menu is going to test your waistline if you don’t come hungry!

While you are enjoying the food you can watch traditional dances being performed by locals, with the option to join in and learn the steps for yourself. This is one of the only Lima food tours that give you skills that you can take home and share with friends and family for years and years to come.

Of all the Lima food tours, the Peruvian Experience gives you the most. It eliminates the need for you to stress about trying all the traditional dishes as you go, as they provide them for you in bite-size portions, and provides the life long skills of making these delights. The Peruvian Experience is the perfect food tour in Lima, as it gives you such a well-rounded understanding of the different cuisines, flavors, and traditions of Peru.

Did you know - The Lima Walking Tour leaves from the Tourist Information Center at 799 Avenida Jose Larco in Miraflores every day at 10:15 am. Visit our Blog for more information!

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