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Greens Cafe Bistro at Santa Catalina Angosta 135 was the first organic restaurant in Cusco serving up fresh organic produce from the restaurants own garden located locally in the Sacred Valley. For starters tuck into a vegetable cerviche or a super fresh organic salad, followed by ravioli with goats cheese and nuts or wholewheat penne with chargrilled vegetables. Think the Louvre (in miniature) and you see Map Café.  Situated at Plza Nazarenas 23, this designer cafe is located in a glass pyramid, connected to the Pre Columbian Art Museum and specialises in contemporary Peruvian Cuisine. Lauded for its fine food and presentation some organic dishes can be found such as the fresh, green organic salad with goats cheese and pecans. A third option is Sara: The Organic Cafe Bistro at Santa Catalina Ancha 370. With a mission to use fresh, local and organic produce wherever possible Sara’s serves up an eclectic array of Peruvian flavoured dishes. Dining in the elegant, candlelit surroundings you can choose from such delights as Alpaca with Quinoa, mushroom cerviche to Crispy skinned Guinea Pig! They also offer freshly made juices. Act like a local and sip on a deliciously tangy, sweet chicha morada (a spiced drink made from purple corn). If you are after a market experience then head to Mercado San Pedro between Calle Hospital and Calle Nueva and Tupac Amaru and Cascaparo. This is a typical South American market, bustling and full of life and packed to the rafters with all things fresh from brightly colored fruits, fresh vegetables including an abundance of exotic potatoes, meats, cheeses, breads, condiments and dried foods (including a lot of soy products). Eating in the comedors (food halls) at the markets is both wallet and palate friendly. Although the market won’t give you an organic certification for its produce many of the goods are produced locally and are chemical free!





 

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Organic Cafes & Restaurants

Greens Cafe Bistro
Greens Cafe Bistro
Where:
Santa Catalina Angosta 135
Hours:
M-Sun Midday - 11pm
Web:
not available
Contact:
t: +51 84 243379 / Email
Map Cafe
Map Cafe
Where:
Museo de Arte Precolombino
Hours:
M-Sun 11am-3pm
Web:
not available
Contact:
t: +51 84 242476 / Email
Sara: The Organic Cafe Bistro
Sara: The Organic Cafe Bistro
Where:
Santa Catalina Ancha 370, Cusco
Hours:
M-Sun
Web:
www.saracafebistro.com
Contact:
t: +51 084 261691

Organic Markets

Mercado San Pedro
Mercado San Pedro
Where:
Between Calle Hospital and Calle Nueva
Hours:
not available
Web:
not available
Contact:
t: not available