Markets - Mercados in Peru

Visiting a market in a foreign country is always a fascinating experience. While strolling around you learn so much about the local lifestyle and customs that no book, no museum and no tourist attraction can teach you. Peru's markets are no exception. Every city neighborhood has its own bigger or smaller fruit and veggie market, where you also find fresh meat, poultry and fish. And within or around the actual marketplace you additionally can buy all your groceries needed for preparing a delicious dish, have a simple lunch and get among many other things, for example household items. When entering a market hall in Peru the various colors, smells and tumult around you might overwhelm you. Vendors offer their products enthusiastically while customers argue about prices and freely taste before buying.

Stunning in Peru's markets is the great variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs from all over the country reflecting the rich biodiversity of the country. Most merchants are friendly and more than happy to explain the origin of for you unknown fruits or veggies and their preparation. In the last few years, Peruvians and expats living in the country got more conscious when buying food. To meet the growing demand for bio food, not only many shops selling organic produce but also so called 'Bioferias', organic food markets, opened their doors.

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Mercado Central

Markets - Mercados in Peru
The Mercado Central located east of Av. Abancay just two blocks from Plaza Bolivar and the Congress in Lima's city center occupies a whole block and stretches along a wide area. Here you can buy just about anything. Inside the main building you find the food market with fresh fruits and vegetables, meat from rabbit to guinea pig to whole pigs, f...

Mercado Surquillo No.1

Markets - Mercados in Peru
Located in the district of Surquillo, the Surquillo market is just a few blocks from Parque Kennedy in Miraflores, only a ten minute walk on Av. Ricardo Palma over the bridge. The mercado in Surquillo is an enormous, genuine and bustling place where locals do their everyday shopping. It offers great quality food for amazingly low prices. A wide ...

Bioferia Miraflores

Markets - Mercados in Peru
Opened for the first time in December 1999 the Bioferia Miraflores is a small street market organized by local organic farmers and environmental organizations. Next to a wide selection of fresh organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, vendors at the Bioferia in Miraflores offer an assortment of natural breads, goodies, vegetarian snacks, jams, eggs...

Mercado Saludable La Molina

Markets - Mercados in Peru
The Salutary Market of La Molina was opened in 2011 on initiative of local organic farmers and quickly developed into the place in the area to buy fresh, organic and healthy products. Next to a wide range of fresh unprocessed fruits and veggies, the Mercado Saludable de La Molina offers as well other organic products like honey, jams, eggs, poul...
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