Plant food traditions of the Maya in the Jewel of the Yucatán

Merida Plant Food Lovers Experiences

Meet Your Guide: Erin Gomez Danielson

Fresh Market Tour

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Visiting, or new to Merida? Don’t miss this exploration of fruits, vegetables and other plants of Yucatán typical to the diet of the Maya people. Learn about the pre-Hispanic diet and how traditional plant foods and preparations continue to shape the local diet and culture.

Your tour starts in colorful Parque San Juan and continues through the bustling downtown 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. Our day wraps up at one of Merida’s most beloved sorbet shops, where we will sample local fruit treats.

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 a Cooking Class

This experience begins with the 3-hour Fresh Market Tour, and adds on 90 minutes in the kitchen, where we’ll create delicious dishes using our seasonal market finds, fusing our own style with Yucatán traditions. Learn both traditional preparations as well as ways you can integrate the ingredients into your own diet.

Includes all snacks; expect to end the experience feeling satiated!

Customized tours available at other times/days.

For solo participants, price may vary.



Group Tour/ Tour+Class available on: Mondays and Thursdays, beginning at 10am

Tour duration: Approx 3 hours

Tour + Class: Approx 4.5 hours

Group size: Min 2 – Max 6 (solo participants, please enquire)

Price, tour only $52 usd/person

Price tour+class: $76 usd/person

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