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Peruvian and South American Food at Farmers Market of the Ozarks

If you've tried Nelly Baxter's Peruvian food at Farmers Market of the Ozarks, you'll be happy to know she's expanding into food truck territory.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Jan 2022

Peruvian food in Springfield MO
Photo by Leah StiefermannSample a selection of Peruvian cuisine at Farmers Market of the Ozarks or from Nelly Baxter's new food truck. Purchase Photo

I remember the first time I tried a dish from Peruvian and South American Food, the business operated by Peruvian chef Nelly Baxter. She was serving from a stand at Farmers Market of the Ozarks (2144 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, MO, 417-323-2655), and I loved how easy it was to chat with her as she explained the difference between her tamales and the Mexican ones I might be used to. My family took a few dishes home to try, and we loved them. Now, Nelly has expanded into food truck territory, and you can walk up to the truck to try her dishes at the farmers market. There you can find those tamales peruanos I mentioned, plus tons of other great flavors like a Peruvian ceviche and the hearty papa rellena (stuffed mashed potatoes!).