I've been reading some trip reports and advice on this forum that say "don't eat fresh vegetables and no salads" but then refer to eating a salad somewhere or a burger with a piece of lettuce and no mentions of being ill, so I am just a little confused. For example, someone mentioned Hearts Cafe in Ollanta washes their lettuce with purified water so, can I eat a salad there? I also noticed El Albergue hotel has an extensive menu of salads and great reviews...and how about in the Lima airport? Or is everywhere just a crap-shoot? I understand not to eat salads at some random hole-in-the wall but what about the popular tourist restaurants with great reviews?
Sorry, I'm a big salad eater so going without fresh veggies for 2 weeks is a little disconcerting for me....but I would rather not get sick either.