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Street Fresh Tour
This tour focuses on the culture of the tianguis – the Nahuatl name for traditional open-air, itinerant markets. Every town in Mexico has at least one tianguis… Mexico City has around 1500 of them! On one particular day in each neighborhood a street is closed and the brightly tarped stands are set up.
Wandering through the tianguis, we’ll try herbs, vegetables and fruits like zapote, tuna, mamey and many more, depending on the season. While tasting, your guide will be sharing with you the history and culture of market traditions and the deeper story behind the foods, most of which will be new flavors to you.
Aside from fresh produce, the tianguis presents a fantastic variety of traditional streetfoods, a surprising number of which are completely plant-based. Sitting down with locals we’ll enjoy a selection of these ‘antojitos’. From there, we’ll wander to a nevería for a sweet ending of regional fruit-based sorbets.
This tour will suit plant-food lovers of all persuasions – vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike.
Price includes all snacks and an agua fresca– expect to feel comfortably full, healthy and happy at the end!
Tour booking closes 2 hours before start time.
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We begin our afternoon together by grazing at a weekly open-air market. You’ll try fresh produce that, for the most part, is still grown using sustainable agricultural practices and enjoy a variety of traditional corn-based antojitos topped with/containing various plant-foods indigenous to Mexico. You’ll be surprised how many choices there are!
After building up a little bit of produce-knowledge and whetting our appetites, we’ll take a short walk to Pasillo de Humo, one of Mexico City’s most-loved restaurants, where Chef Alam Méndez Florian has created a special plant-food lover’s menu for us.
The 4-course menu* has been designed to highlight emblematic ingredients essential to the cuisine. During the meal, we’ll also have an opportunity to explore some of the fresh ingredients the chef used to prepare the menu.
This tour suits plant-food lovers of all persuasions –vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike.
*The meal includes a fruit agua fresca. Delicious cocktails, mezcal etc are available at the restaurant for purchase but are not included in the price.
Price includes 4+ snacks at the tianguis followed by the meal. The pacing, plus a little walking, will ensure you’ll feel full, but not stuffed.
Tour booking closes 24 hours before start time.
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