Purple potatoes, peppers that span the rainbow (as well as the Scoville scale), brilliant pink pitaya: An abundant array of produce is what makes Peruvian gastronomy stand out. Seitan Urban Bistro, a plant-based restaurant tucked among antiques stores and quiet offices, celebrates those fruit and vegetable offerings. Vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike fill the outdoor tables throughout the week, eager to test the chef's latest experiments with native ingredients. Try dishes like crunchy corn fritters and eggplant ceviche, or make a reservation for one of the Vegan Nights — a popular weekly event dedicated to tofu maki rolls made with a variety of fillings and sauces. Plant power.


A creative vegan restaurant focused on Peruvian produce.
Your body and the planet deserve it.
Alfonso Ugarte 150, Miraflores, Lima
Mon.-Sat., 12:30-10:30 p.m.


By Susana Lay

Susana loves long walks and sometimes loses her voice while teaching literature classes. She loves to write, watch movies, eat and sleep. She also loves to travel and to write about her travels. You'll never know where to find her — most of the time, she herself doesn't know.