When you think of Peruvian cuisine most of us think of seafood, cuy (aka guinea pig, a delicacy in the highlands) and meat. What you wouldn’t think is one of the most popular and incredible restaurants in Cusco, Peru (in my opinion) is Green Point, the cutest vegan restaurant I have ever been to.
Not only are the staff wonderful and the atmosphere adorable, the food is cheap, delicious and portions are large.
So, what brought us back here four times during our stay in Cusco? Let me just tell you about what we ate and you’ll understand.
The fresh bread is topped with olives, capers, basil, tomato and vegan cheese. The flavours bring a unique twist to what we know in North America as bruschetta. If you’re a fan of this popular appetizer, make sure you give this a shot!
2) Enrollado de Papas/Wrapped Potatoes
If anyone said potatoes can’t taste light and fresh, they’re wrong. Sitting on top of a passionfruit sauce the zucchini roll has light mashed potatoes, avocado, lemon and pepper inside of it, topped with rice noodles. On the side is a marinated seaweed, which to my surprise complemented each element perfectly.
3) Pan al Ajo/Garlic Bread
This garlic bread will blow your mind. The bread is as fresh as it could be and not only is there garlic incorporated in the green sauce, garlic slices are charred to top the bread. Oh, and they give you extra green sauce as well, because lets face it, there’s never too much garlic.
4) Rissoto de Champiñons/Mushroom Risotto
To say I’m a fan of mushroom risotto is an understatement. So obviously, I was intrigued. Topped with an amazing red sauce, the black and white mushroom risotto was cooked with coconut milk, giving it a surprising spin on what I was used to. It was the best surprise of anything I ate there.
Other items on the menu I tried out and would recommend if you find yourself here:
- Sandwich con verduras grilladas/Grilled vegetable sandwich
- Plátano, cacao, maca y leche de coco/Banana, cocoa and coconut milk smoothie
Make sure to visit Green Point’s website if you are making a trip to Cusco, Peru! It won’t disappoint.