Lima is famous as a hot-spot for foodies and lovers of the interesting cuisine - it is the place for the new trends in the international food scene and has been crowned best culinary destination multiple times by various institutions. If you are in Lima, a culinary tour should definitely be on your travel plan. Lima has an ever increasing number of top restaurants, that work almost exclusively with local ingredients. Due to its high diversity in microclimates and vegetation, Peru counts to the most diverse food-producers in the world. The traditional Peruvian cuisine is characterized not only by delicious culinary creations, but also by a wide range of historical and cultural influences. Peru's cuisine origins in the Inca culture and has been influenced by the Spanish, as well as African slaves and immigrants from Asia - this characteristic mixture is what makes the Peruvian cuisine so unique. Lima's markets offer products from all over the country and there is always some kind of fruit or vegetable for you to spot that you have never seen!