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Lima Street food: Why should I taste street food in Lima?

junio 20, 2023

Lima street food is a sensory feast, brimming with vibrant hues and tantalizing smells. The bustling street food scene serves up an array of mouthwatering culinary treasures, including picarones (Peruvian donuts), anticuchos (Peruvian heart beef brochettes), mazamorra morada (purple porridge), papa rellena (Peruvian stuffed potato), and more. With affordable prices, anyone can indulge in these delights at every corner of the city, from tourist hotspots to humble local stands. Before we delve into the details, if you’re gearing up to explore Lima soon, remember to explore our Local Lima Tasty Food Tours. Keep reading and see the options in our tasty Lima city.

Emoliente Lima street food

Exploring Lima’s Street Food: A Cultural Delight

First, let’s mention that street food in Lima is part of our culture, actually is Peru’s culture. Since colonial times street food was so popular, back in those times Pancho Fierro, a Peruvian painter who through his famous watercolor, reflected the life and customs of Lima at the beginning of the 19th century. He immortalized people selling food in the streets such as “ la picaronera” (the miss who sells “picarones”); “Pescaufritera” (the miss who sells fried fish). With this context, you can understand better that street food for us it’s part of our identity, it’s part of our culture and traditions. So if you’d love to have a genuine and authentic experience in Lima you have to go and taste street food as a local in Lima 🙂

taste street food in Lima

Indulge in Lima’s Scene: Supporting Local Vendors

You can enjoy and taste Lima street food in the afternoon and the evening, also remember that street food promotes entrepreneurship and spending locally. By choosing a street food vendor you are helping small business owners grow 🙂 so thanks in advance for buying local stuff during your trip. Join us on our tasty tour: Lima Just For Foodies, to enjoy the best Peru street food in Lima, learn from locals, and practice your Spanish! By the way, after your tasty tour share with us your tasty treats on Instagram, and tag us @limatastytours 🙂

Lima Street food

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