El Cacaotal

Top choice Chocolate

in Lima

A sustainable chocolate shop with delicious bars and connoisseur expertise. It's the perfect opportunity to appease friends and family back home, and it offers fair-trade compensation for small-scale farmers around Peru. Products are organized by region and portraits of the farmers themselves grace the walls. It also does tastings and excellent workshops in English with an adjacent chocolate lab.

It's run by anthropologist Amanda Wildey, whose studies of turning coca (leaves used in the manufacture of cocaine) producers into cocoa producers has paid off handsomely.