It’s time for a food adventure!
Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and it’s our mission to open them up to you, just as locals experience them. Our Mexican market foodie journey begins just as most locals’ does – on the subway!
First stop on our Mexico City markets tour is Jamaica Market, the biggest flower market in the city, with corridors lined with stands selling fruit, herbs, piñatas, meat, fish, corn, flowers, and everything in between. As you wander through the market, you’ll get to taste an enjoyable cup of steaming atole (a corn-based beverage), tamales, Mexican barbecue, fruit cocktail, or exotic mixed juice. Experience the colourful flower aisle, where the local vendors will match the colour of your eyes or clothes with their most exotic flowers.
Hop back on the subway as we make our way to Sonora Market, one of the most bizarre places in the city. At Sonora, you can find anything from your favourite superhero costume to a magic love potion or a natural hangover cure. We’re pretty sure you’ll be amazed at the many different colours, smells, and the sheer variety of things that you can find in this market.
After Sonora Market, we’ll return to the city centre for a walk to reach a relatively unknown market (even some Mexicans don’t know about this market!), where you’ll find the most typical foods, fruits, and juices that the locals live for. Your Urban Adventures guide will provide you with some interesting information about the market’s unique history from the first half of the 1900s, and provide context within modern Mexican society.
Finally, we’ll walk to a local restaurant that features some of the strangest seasonal varieties of Mexican food. Here, we’ll dig in to a delicious lunch to top off our Mexico City markets tour with a “panza llena, corazon contento” meaning “full tummy and happy heart”, as the saying goes. Let all of the exotic experiences you have seen dance in your head as you take your afternoon siesta back in the comfort of your hotel, or prepare for an afternoon of adventure at the Teotihuacan pyramids.
Inclusions: English speaking local guide, public transportation, free samples of local food, and “comida corrida” (lunch).
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, souvenirs, additional food beyond included samples, tips / gratuities for the guide.
Dress standard: We recommend dressing conservatively as we will be visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt is recommended. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. During the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.