Merida Fresh Market Tour




Monday-Wednesday & occasional
Fridays (check calendar)


English / Spanish


Market tour 2.5 - 3 Hrs
Tour + Class: Approx 4.5 Hrs

What's included

A variety of tastings during the market portion including a sweet ending of fresh fruit sorbets. The class includes a delicious lunch of the dishes you’ll prepare.


Tour only $58 USD/person*
Add-on class $29 USD/person* (not available separately from Market Tour)

Group size

2-6 People
(Travelling solo? please enquire)

*15% discount for groups of 4+ booking together – please use Contact Form to enquire.

Your Host

Erin Gomez Danielson

Erin Gomez Danielson

I was born and raised in the foodie Mecca of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and am a certified Natural Chef with ten years experience in professional kitchens. What I most love about living here in Merida is how integral food is to the culture and how willing locals are to share it with everyone who visits.

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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