Start your day with a visit to the Main Market to learn about Peruvian exotic fruits. This market is informal and a great way to experience a little bit of Peruvian daily life. Here you can find a variety of the best vegetables and fruits in the country, including exotic products from the “Andes” and the “Jungle”. In this visit you will have the chance to personally experience the richness of Peruvian natural resources. You will have the chance to touch, smell and taste native fruits and vegetables in their purest form. You will envy the good fortune of Peruvian Chefs to have such a huge variety of conventional and exotic fruits, vegetables, and seafood to choose from to create new and innovative dishes.
Visit the Biggest Fish Market in Lima. Lima is crazy about its seafood. At the Terminal Pesquero de Villa Maria del Triunfo this love for seafood is alive and well. The fish terminal moves approximately 120 tons of seafood daily, which is about 40 percent of the total seafood sold in the fish-crazy city of Lima. It is home to more than 1,000 workers, wholesalers, retailers and workers. At the terminal you can find more than 200 varieties of fresh and saltwater fish, along with shrimp, octopus, squid, and a number of crustaceans.
More than an activity this is your secret mission! Your mission starts at the local market, where we will give you the recipe, a list of ingredients and money to buy them. You have to go around the market to find those ingredients to make your own ceviche. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish, this is part of the fun. Adding money is not allowed!
Huariques is Peruvian Slang and means “a small, secret or hiding place”. They are family-run businesses that operate “at closed doors”. These are families dedicated to cooking, who have become specialists in one or two signature dishes. The quality of their food is as fine as any found in a five-star restaurant, with the difference being the price, and in some huariques, you can even ask for second helpings. This tour will take you through a few of these establishments. Get ready for this unique culinary adventure!