Healthy Options at the Capital of the Inca Empire

Reading : 1 min March 13 2017

Peruvian food is famous wherever you go… And this not only includes ceviche and other sea food dishes but also a growing and upcoming vegan and vegetarian scene. Besides Lima, Cusco is the place to go if you’re looking for some amazing green options. It is important for culture to adapt to global trends and thus provide the diverse population of Cusco city the varied options that will not only satisfy their taste buds, but also their diet plans.

Greens Organic

A 100% organic restaurant, and one of the most recognized in the city. Most of its food is produced in their own garden in the Sacred Valley. The salt comes from Maras, and its trout comes from a lagoon 4 thousand meters above sea level in Puno. Enjoy the trout and mango ceviche, or as a vegan option, the quinoa and spinach ravioli

Shaman Vegan Raw Restaurant

At this restaurant you will not only find the best vegan dishes, but it also emphasizes on the decision to follow this lifestyle and the vision on food that the ancient Peruvian population had. Some of its specials consist of stuffed avocado, quinoa soup, and a vegan variation of spaghetti Alfredo.

Prasada the Vegan Temple

Among the best hamburgers you will find, and not just in Cusco. These patties are made from lentils. There are many variations, and the owner Hans will be glad to have a conversation with you. We also recommend the fresh juices made from organic fruit.

It is also important to mention that the months between January and April are fruit season. You will find a grand variety of colors and flavors. During this rainy season, trees, shrubs and other plants bloom and offer the most delicious products. Look for them at local markets and enjoy sweet breakfasts and the freshest juices.


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