San Camilo Market in Arequipa is the oldest market in the city and is located just a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas. It’s a great place to stop in for a cheap lunch of ceviche and fresh juice, as well as a traditional queso helado on the second floor. Queso helado is a type of Peruvian ice cream, kind of a rich custard that can best be described at freezer-burnt vanilla ice cream, but in the best way possible.
I spent a Saturday afternoon walking around and marveling at the huge array of fruits, meats, and other goods available. They certainly do know how to butcher and use every part of an animal here!