Av Felipe S, Av. Gral. Salaverry 3103, San Isidro 15076, Peru
Lima's Best GelatoIce cream is cheaper than air conditioning in Lima, and while the city doesn’t boast much of the former, it has the latter in spades. Despite ice cream’s wide availability throughout the city, however, there’s really only one great place for incredible homemade, preservative-free frozen cream—4D. And thanks to the large Italian-Peruvian community, dense gelato, rather than fluffy American-style ice cream, is the frozen dessert of choice. The rich custard comes in traditional stracciatella, lampone, and pistachio, but also includes local, exotic jungle fruit flavors. Sample the lucuma and the mango before deciding on a multi-scoop cup of brownie, macaroon, and fior di panna. 4D also has salads and snacks, but it’s hard enough to choose between one of the over-the-top frozen confections (chocolate bombs, cakes, and sundaes) or a simple scoop without throwing savory options into the mix.