4 Favorite Places In Lima
Today I am sharing with you all my four favorite places in Lima. I have to say they are mostly restaurants because who doesn’t love trying the local cuisine when they are on vacation? Peru is a foodie’s paradise and boasts some of the best restaurants in the world. People actually flock to the capital city just to do food tours! Actually, the prestigious 2015 World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards had two restaurants from Lima in their top 15 whereas France and the USA only got one mention in the top 15.
4. Miraflores Boardwalk is nestled on top of cliffs that have beautiful views of the ocean. The boardwalk also has several clean and manicured parks along side it. You can rent bikes, use public exercise equipment, and even paraglide.
3. Lugar Museo de la Memoria. Structurally, this place is amazing. Needless to say, it is my favorite building in Lima. It was built on the side of a cliff and it has a peaceful view of the Pacific Ocean. Equally as remarkable is the purpose of the museum, which is to commemorate those who were killed during Peru’s internal war. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, terrorist groups like the Shining Path and MRTA, and counter-terror forces killed tens of thousands of people. This museum hopes that by keeping the memory of those who perished alive, the country will never slide back into armed conflict.
2. Veggie Pizza. I love this place! Thinking about it right now makes my mouth water. They serve healthy vegetarian pizzas made exclusively with home made products without sugar, eggs, or iodized salt. The bruschetta pizza made with their homespun red sauce, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and crunchy leeks is awesome. I also really enjoyed their garden pizza made with avocados, corn, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini and sesame seeds.
1. Nanka. Voted the 3rd best restaurant in Lima on Tripadvisor, Nanka is my favorite restaurant in Lima. From the beautiful interior to the organic food, you really can’t go wrong. We were seated by their in-house garden where they grow a variety of herbs and vegetables. The restaurants décor embodied a jungle-like feel with high wooden ceilings and plants everywhere you looked. I had the quinoa vegetable fajitas. Not going to lie, one of the best things I have ever eaten.
Lima is an amazing place to visit and has so much to offer. The food is extraordinary and if you are looking for organic, vegan, or vegetarian places to eat you've come to the right place!