Merida Fresh Market Tour
*15% discount for groups of 4+ booking together – please use Contact Form to enquire.
What are we going to do?
Whether you’re a traveler or a new resident in Merida, this is an essential exploration of fruits, vegetables and other plants of Yucatán. Despite the passage of centuries, the pre-Hispanic diet and traditional plant foods and preparations continue to play a large part in the daily diet of the Maya people.
Meet Erin, your guide, in colorful Parque San Juan. Through the bustling downtown, you’ll make your way to Merida’s central Lucas de Galvez market.
Learn about the significance of indigenous produce like chaya, camote, espolón and jícama, and taste foods typical to the region.
Expect to spend a lively three hours getting to know Merida through its vibrant food culture, while bumping elbows with locals in traditional Mayan dress.
…Add on a Cooking Class
Following the Fresh Market Tour, return to the kitchen at Casa Misterio for a 1.5 hr cooking session using our seasonal market finds.
Fusing Yucatán traditions and flavors with our own culinary references, we’ll create delicious, healthful dishes, and enjoy them together. You’ll discover how you can adopt traditional preparations into your own cooking style and will be inspired to integrate new ingredients into your own diet.
This class is vegan, vegetarian and omnivore friendly.
Includes all snacks; expect to end the experience feeling happily satiated!
Custom tours available at other times/days
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