The Peruvian

Days are long at the moment. Life feels busy with less time for the simple joys: a sipped martini, a beautifully crafted coronation chicken roll, the list goes on.


In one such time compressed moment, as I walked between Waverley and the Parliament, I found a chance to savour a new delight at the Food n Flea market.

For those who haven’t visited yet, this is a market from the team behind The Pitt and features a regular cycle of very good quality traders.

Menu board

With regulars Rost, Barnacles n Bones and Knight’s Kitchen doing a steady trade my eye was caught by a new trader, The Peruvian. Not only was the stall new to me, the food culture of Peru is not one with which I am very familiar.

Accordingly, I asked advice from the friendly stallholder. He pointed me in the direction of the lomo saltado (£7). This brought together stir-fried marinated steak with tomatoes and onions. It came with both chips and rice.


It proved enjoyable eating with the beef suitably tender and the strips of tomato particularly good. I liked it.

So overall, I was glad to stumble upon The Peruvian in my minute of need. It served me a hearty feed with a good bit of character. I’d recommend it to you and look forward to visiting again.

Written by BKR