FOODIES TOUR OF AUTHENTIC SAN JUAN FOOD MARKET
Ingredients, traditional Mexican cooking & food grazing at the market.
Mexican food is not only delicious, UNESCO have named its culinary techniques and gastronomic traditions official Cultural Patrimony.
This tour gives you the chance to learn about essential & lesser known Mexican ingredients and to try them within an authentic traditional food market. You will safely explore the best of Mexican cooking via tried-&-tested food stalls and local vendors' kiosks.
If you are a foodie, then this private 3 hour tour in Mexico City is a must! Try 4 sampling courses that represent the very best of Mexican traditions & flavours!!
Our expert Paco (centre) does not wear a bow tie, but he does know A LOT about mezcal!
San Juan is a very traiditional Mexican market. On this private tour you will explore traditional ingredieints, cooking techniques and culinary philosophy in an authentic Mexican cultural setting.
Your guide will help navigate you to the best street-food sites to sample the best of local Mexican delicacies!
Insects were the pre-hispanic equivalent of a protein bar.
They are definitely worth a trying...even if it's just to raise the bar on your Instagram following!
MEET YOUR MEXICAN GASTRONOMY EXPERTS
Your guides are Mexican food aficionados.
David is a sommelier and mezcal exporter..
David is a one-of-a-kind Mexican, who spent 10 years living in the USA and 4 years living and working in France, where he earned his qualifications as a Sommelier and a Masters of Wine Commerce . He is currently a Lecturer in Wine-Food Pairing & Hospitality at Mexico City's largest and most popular gastronomy university. Quiet and unassuming, David has a magic radar for discovering behind-the-scenes stories from kitchens and restaurants.
Food writer Chantal has spent the last couple of years in Mexico City investigating food traditions.
Chantal is an international writer and definitive Mexican foodie!. Having spent years researching and exploring food traditions, Chantal comes equipped with some serious insider knowledge of Mexico's culinary and food-gathering traditions. Fluent in French, English and Spanish, her ability to recount local anecdotes is effervescent in multiple languages!
Just when you think you know all about chilies, think again. Let your guide spark your interest!
We only offer private tours. This means you when you come on the Foodies Tour Of San Juan Market, you will NOT be dragged along in a group. You can take your time and ask questions!
- Total for 2pp group - US$231
- Additional members: US$31pp
*Prices are in US dollars & don't include tax.
Should you wish to tip your guide, this is common hospitality courtesy in Mexico.
If you are travelling alone, or if your group is bigger than than the maximum of 5 per guide, please do contact us with your request.
- Mon-Fri : 10:30 am
- Sat & Sun 10:30 & 12:30
* Guests meet their guide at pre-agreed meeting point just near the market at the tour start time.
Native maize is not just a crop. It is central to the Mexican identity. Discover how this wonderful range of landrace textures & flavours is being affected by food security issues and political stability.
WATCH & SAVOUR MEXICAN STREET FOOD!
We love celebrity Chef Monica Patiño's down-to-earth approach to food!
Here she explains some differences between tacos and quesadillas.
YOUR PRIVATE MEXICAN CULINARY TOUR - WHAT TO EXPECT!
Trusted grazing & first-hand sampling is integral to this tour, but you will also learn about Mexican food history and the cultivation of its traditions.
So many colors, sight sounds and smells! Your guide is your trusted food tour companion. Chantal or David help you understand all the new and exciting things around you and explain the tradition behind the ingredients you see!
The San Juan Market is a very traditional food market where key ingredients, (and some lesser known ones) are found. As with all authentic markets, it is really important to know where to eat and with whom. This is not a typical tourist destination. It is a place where locals still come to get their daily food supplies, so because of this your guide is a key to bridging your interaction with the local vendors and cooks. David and Chantal make the techniques, food preparation behind the foods you'll sample really come alive. It is one thing to have a taste sensation enliven your taste buds, it is another to discover the know-how behind the making of it.
During this tour, you'll have a chance to try insects such as grasshoppers and maguey worms, but everything is optional. There are several small savoury dishes we help you try along the way, as well as the option of mezcal and or dessert!
We tailor your food experiences to you. if you are vegetarian, your guide will craft a veggie-only tour route. Likewise, if you are allergic tor sensitive to anything, please let us know. We always find a way to make your tour time, interesting and enjoyable.
Food markets have been around forever in Mexico City, but we are definitely seeing some fresh new variations on traditional food presentations!
TOUR OVERVIEW: MEXICAN FOODIES DELIGHT
The essential facts!
- Duration: 3 hours.
- Discover traditional MX culinary ingredients, food history, cooking techniques by exploring the market and its food providers.
- This is a private tour. Although we recommend a minimum of 2people, if you are travelling solo you are welcome to book.
- Your guide meets you at a secure and quiet meeting point to start the tour.
- Try 3 traditional savoury sampling dishes (AND dessert , should you wish)
- Sip a traditional alcoholic pulque or mezcal
- Sip a traditional agave cactus pulque drink or mezcal
- If you are vegetarian, please let us know! We can accomodate you!
- Your tour price includes the planned menu of food and drink.
Raw fish that is 'cooked' by the citric juices of fresh lime.
READ OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS
We are established professional guides. We take our job seriously.
There are over 140 glowing TripAdvisor reviews to prove it!
HOW DO I BOOK MY FOODIES DELIGHT TOUR? (and then what happens?)
Your booking is reserved via our secure online booking platform. Here's what to expect...
- Click on the orange booking button.
- Identify which tour slots are available in our live bookings calendar.
- Reserve your preferred time/day with our secure online payment gateway.
- Receive an instant booking confirmation! The tour is 100% yours. It is not a group tour!
- You'll receive detailed info about tour meeting point, and your guides mobile number via email.
- The day of your tour, your guide is waiting for you at the meeting point, ready to make introductions and get the ball rolling.
If you need to change the day or time of your tour after booking, just let us know!
About us, our clients, common questions, and some travel tips for you.