In Peru, whether you are in a park, strolling Lima's downtown, or attending an event, there are always vendors selling food, snacks, or sweets. While it might be one way Peruvians make their living, for travelers it is a great way to taste local delicacies.
Western influences are noticeable (cotton candy, candy bars, hot dogs) but locally produced snacks still dominate the scene: local type of popcorns, chancho, rocoto relleno, anticuchos, tamales, and empanadas, to name a few. Vendors carry baskets on their head, sell their wares from wheelbarrows or carts, or sit on the pavements selling homemade drinks from buckets. Fascinated by street food in any culture, here's our collection of the locally-made snacks and sweet treats of Peru.