An Impactful Way to Explore
Mexico's Plant Based Gastronomy
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Meet culinary professionals & food culture enthusiasts with a penchant for plant foods…
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In Mexico, plant foods are vital to culture and local identity...

Plant foods sustain communities, and they define regional cuisines.

Participate in our cooking classes, market tours and unique experiences that celebrate regional fruits, vegetables, and herbs at the foundation of the gastronomy, and learn the value of these in the health of local communities.

Dig deep into meaningful ‘taste of place’ experiences and see how good food can have great impact.

 

Find the best experience for you in these cities...

Welcome to Mexico!

Bienvenido a México!

You're a traveller...

Let us show you how you can make a positive impact on the local community by enjoying the freshest, seasonal produce.

Healthy street food? We cover that too!

You're a newcomer, here to stay...

Meet your local marchantas

Our market tours and cooking classes will help you navigate with confidence and connect with local produce vendors –  key to getting the best local produce and contributing to your new community.

 

Together, we're going to have an impact.

Connecting people

We give local people a platform to share wisdom and knowledge passed down through generations

Local benefit

Choosing local produce puts money directly into local hands and supports small businesses and families.

Sustainable
Food Systems

Meet people who sell produce obtained by foraging or from small-plot agricultural systems. These practices support a healthy planet.

Corn to Comal

A TRIP ADVISOR FAVORITE
5/5

Travelling to Merida? 

Join this workshop on any Thursday

Authentic, local, fresh and healthy...

Inclusivity!

Plant foods are for everyone, and by nature, vegan-friendly. And, as Mexico’s cuisine is largely corn-based, we easily accommodate gluten-free diets!

Community

Experience true community with people who share your love and care for good food grown in healthy systems.

Cultural Insight

Learn how plant foods and the systems of growing and selling them have impacted Mexico's culture and people over time – from ancient civilizations to modern gastronomy

LOCAL ECONOMY

The ticket price takes into account fair pay for everyone. And as you learn to use local ingredients, there can be further benefit to local communities.

I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable."

Anthony Bourdain

Sustainable traditions

We focus on foods grown in ancestral ways, in systems that have long sustained indigenous communities. This wisdom can help us shape the future of food.

A handy resource for the cook, the eater, the insatiably curious traveller...

Frutas y Verduras

A Fresh Food Lover's Guide to Mexico

This thorough primer of some of Mexico’s most emblematic plant ingredients will set you up for eating the freshest local foods, in season, culturally relevant, delicious and most of all, healthful. 

Frutas y Verduras e-book

Without a sense of scale, these criollo #avocados might be mistaken for #olives. For sure, they are each valued for their #healthyfats and #vitamine. The word #criollo refers to anything uncultivated, not bred- these avocados grow wild in Central #Mexico States, so keep your eyes open for local women selling them! They have very rich, buttery flesh and a delicate thin skin, a bit like anise, and somewhat bitter (but some of us like #bitter flavors). I'm curious if these are being grown outside of Mexico...perhaps California? Florida? Any tips on locating them? .
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#oaxacamexico #travelmexico #foodtraveller #eatlocal #slowfood #heritage #vivamexico #foodforest #nomadtravel #californiaavocados
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Sampling some mamey zapote and it's delightful frozen equivalent as part of the Plant Food Lovers tour, a brand new offering in the works from Casa Misterio, in proud collaboration with fyvmexico. More details soon! .
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#meridayucatan #merida #meridamexico #travelfoodie #plantbasedfoodie #plantbasedfood #eatlocal #supportlocal #casamisterio #fyvmex #fyvmerida #plantfoods #foodporn #venavisitarnos #comeandvisit
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Wherever you are in #Mexico it's time to refresh with a local #fruit #nieve . In #sanmigueldeallende for example the #cactusfruit harvest yields delicious, technicolor treats - the bright lime here is huamishe (many spellings, sometimes starting with g) which is a the fruit of the #biznaga barrel cactus and the bright pink is my personal favorite #garambullo which looks quite like a wild #blueberry but full of tiny seeds. Frozen, these are hardly noticeable and it's a delicious way to consume healthy #antioxidant #anthocyanins as from all naturally purple/blue fruits
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#mexicosaludable #frozentreats #Mexicotravel #travelmexico #veganmexico #vegantravel #vegantraveller #eatplants #eatlocal #conscioustravel #nomadlife
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Did you know the capilla (chapel) which stood in this very spot before construction of the Iglesia de San Juan, was built as an offering to Saint John to ask for his help banishing locusts which devastated crops in the region in the late 18th century? Yes! And the locusts did finally stop coming and abundance returned to the city's fields and gardens. Learn about this and much more food history of the Yucatán on the casamisteriomerida and fyvmexico Plant Food Lovers Tour. More details coming soon...contact us for more info. .
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#fyvmex #fyvmerida #foodtour #plantfood #travelfoodie #merida #meridamexico #meridayucatan
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Hola #hojasanta - nice to see you in #valenciaspain ...but why did the Spanish not adopt this plant for its #gastronomic or medicinal uses?
#herbs
#quelites
#hierbas
#columbianexchange
#newworlder
#valencia
#botanicalgardens
#indigenouswisdom
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Wondering what all these colorful pastes and mysterious herb mixes are? Join me on the Merida Plant Food Lover's Tour to learn about and taste indigenous fruits, vegetables and more, as we explore Mercado Lucas de Gálvez. Yucatan's food history is complex, fascinating and still evolving! Stop by our website for specifics about this tour and our other tasting tours! Learn about Plant Food Lover's Tours offered in other Mexican cities at www.fyvmexico.com! .
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#fyvmexico #fyvmex #fyvmerida #merida #meridamexico #meridayucatan #foodtour #eatveggies #eatlocal #mercadolucasdegalvez
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Do you know what these are? Do you want to find out? Join a Merida Plant Food Lovers Tour and fill your brain with food history and your tummy with delicious fruits and vegetables. Tours currently offered Monday and Thursday. Link to our webpage in bio or check out fyvmexico.com to learn about this tour and other Plant Food Lovers events across Mexico! .
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#fyvmexico #fyvmex #fyvmerida #foodtour #foodtours #mercado #eatlocal #shoplocal #meridayucatan #meridamexico #healthyfood #plantfood #comevisit #casamisterio
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Fascinating food product from Australia, found in Barcelona, from a fruit of #Mexican origin. Called #pitaya on the package but more correctly spelled #pitahaya -- the former spelling refers to the Stenocereus species of #cactus and this one, aka #dragonfruit is Hylocereus sp. Different plant, different fruit, but the difference in pronunciation is barely discernable.
Is it good for you? Sure - vitamin C, antioxidants (like all naturally red/blue foods) and if the seeds have been pulverized in this freeze-dried powder, essential fatty acids,too.
Seems to me it's just better to eat real local #fruit wherever you happen to be. What do you think? .
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#foodorigins #exoticfruit #mexicotravel #mexico #freshfood
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Pozole Rojo for dinner at Casa Misterio. Learning about maíz nixtamal has been utterly life changing for me. Pozole is just one of so many dishes utilizing the plump corn kernels resulting from the centuries old technique of nixtamalizado to create something wholesome, delicious and nutritionally superior. Mexico, te amo 💕 .
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#sinmaiznohaypais #plantfood #pozole #chefsathome #fyvmex #fyvmerida #airbnb #casamisterio
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