What do average people eat in Peru?

What do people who live there eat at home? Where do they shop? What do they usually eat when they go out? Where do they go? Just trying to an idea of the culture.


Country: Peru


Peru is a very diverse country and a diverse nation. This diversity is reflected in its cuisine, one of the most varied in the world. Typically, people on the coast eat more seafood (ex. ceviche) than people who live inland. In the Amazon lowlands, people tend to eat yuca (manioc) in place of rice, fish from the river and meat from the forest animal they hunt. In the highland, traditional foods are potatoes and other tubers, pork (lechon, chicharrones, ...), guinea pig (cuy). But everywhere in the cities you can also find an adaptation of chinese food called chifa (chinese migration goes back to the 19th century) and of course fast food is very popular.
People eats basically peruvian foods, based on potatoes corn and also nuddles, Chicken is a favorite because iof its low price, but food changes according to the economical level of people.

Now a days big super markets are impossing on the people preferences, but is still strong prefrences for the native market, where you can find fresh products directly from the producers and also for the low prices. If you need to lunch in your lunch time you can find menus according to the place where you work, but the rate is between USD 2 and 5 dollars, this menus are of home made dishes. Although than any place in the world, pizzas and ¨chatarra food¨ have a great consumption.but if you go out on weekend at morning time people preferes sea product, ceviche and sea food products are the best
It depends where, when, who, etc.
The average has not a nation wide range.
The culture in my country is varied, rich and diverse.
People usually eat salad, rice and meat.
They shop at malls and places like fairs called galleries, cheaper than at malls.
When we go out we usually eat a sandwich, soda, fast food.
We go shopping, to the movies, just around.
Peru is very big, we have a great mixture , thanks god. In my opinion something that the peruvian usually do is go out and eat something. The Peruvian food is really good and famous all over the world.Please let us know if you want more information to or visit us to regards, Jose Antonio
Try to imagine what people can eat in China !!! Huge isn't it ? It's almost the same in Peru. The diversity is such that it's almost imposible to answer your question. But you won't definitley be disappointed in this country if you llok for good immensely diverse gastronomy. Enjoy.
Prepare yourself for a unique gastronomical adventure in lima, ral good from chinese, japanese, arabian, italian, spanish and of course peruvian, if you want call me at cel # 993822167 and I can advice you here in lima
Everything, peruvian food is quite good.
From seafood , tubers (quinua, all kind of potatoes-1000 species of potatoes), diversity of fruits from the jungle and the coast
Well believe or not average people in Peru eat Hamburgers and hot dogs too.
Wat´s up Mark.... how´re you doing?
Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world and is on par with French, Chinese and Indian cuisine. In January 2004, The Economist stated that "Peru can lay claim to one of the world's dozen or so great cuisines", while at the Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusión 2006, regarded as the world's most important gastronomic forum, held in Spain between January 17 and 19, Lima was declared the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas".
Thanks to its pre-Incas and Inca heritage and to Spanish, Basque, African, Sino-Cantonese, Japanese and finally Italian, French and British immigration (mainly throughout the 19th century), Peruvian cuisine combines the flavors of four continents. With the eclectic variety of traditional dishes, the Peruvian culinary arts are in constant evolution, and impossible to list in their entirety. Suffice it to mention that along the Peruvian coast alone there are more than two thousand different types of soups, and that there are more than 250 traditional desserts. The great variety in Peruvian cuisine stems from three major influences:Peru's unique geography
Peru's openness and blending of distinct races and cultures
The incorporation of ancient cuisine into modern Peruvian cuisine.
Peru is a country that holds not just a variety of ethnic mixes since times ranging from the Inca Empire, the Viceroyalty and the Republic, but also a climatic variety that sometimes is not believed by outsiders: 28 of a possible 32 world climates. The mixing of cultures and the variety of climates differ from city to city so geography, climate, culture and ethnic mix determine the variety of local cuisine.
you have dishes from: Coast, Lima and Central coast(most popular dish the Cebiche, Tamales, Antichuchos, Papa a la Huancaina, Papa Rellena, Arroz Tapado, Arroz con Pollo, Lomo Saltado, Sancochado, Arroz Chaufa, Aji de Gallina Cau Cau, chicharrones....ect, ect), Northern Coast(shambar, seco de cabrito, cebiche de conchas negras..ect, ect, Cuisine of the Andes(Pachamanca, cuy chactado, olluquito con charqui, rocoto relleno, picante de cuy... ect), Cuisine of the Jungle, last but not least, Chinese food also plays a big roll in the Peruvian Cuisine.

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