Holi Molli! Learn & Taste Mexican Origin
of Foods at Market
Visit Traditional Market to Learn Mexican Origin of Foods
The Travels of Unsuspected Mexican Ingredients to the whole World.
From US$83 per person, 10:30 AM Daily in English. By Reservation Only
What you will do
Holi Molli! Learn & Taste Mexican Originof Foods at Market
At a great local market, you will discover how Mexican foods like chocolate, tomatoes, avocado, and many others, made their way to peoples' tables and supermarkets in all continents and will explore healthy exotic and local staples like nopal cacti, jicama, and guava while learning their properties.
At the crossroads of Roma, Juárez, Centro and Doctores, turkey, peanuts, pumpkins and vanilla will be seen in their context before they left Mexico to conquer other palates.
We will focus on foods native to Mexico and the region and how influential they are for nutrition like corn and beans.
We will see poultry, fruits, flowers, insects, vegetables and cereals, and learn how they have been, both ancestrally and modernly, prepared.
The difference between drinks and distillates from the Agave family will be shown for your better enjoyment of Tequila, Mezcal, Pulque and more.
You will meet chilis, learn their differences and how they have adapted to the American (Chili), Hungarian (Paprika), Philippine (Siling Labuyo), Spanish (Pimentón) and more cuisines.
You will learn how the Age of Exploration provided foods, produce, flowers, and ingredients which were only known locally around the planet.
In all, I hope to empower your culinary creativity for impressing your guests by sharing the true roots of Mexican foods and ingredients and how they have made perfect matches around the world.
Where you'll be
At the crossroads of Roma, Juárez, Centro and Doctores lies Mercado Juárez, an important produce depot which opened at the end of the 19th Century.
We will walk, sit, taste, eat and drink samples of products all within the same market. It is one of the few markets with a subway station incorporated in it: Cuauhtémoc station.
The experience's host and expert.
Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
Food samples and tastings at selected locations. Water, coffee, tea, soft drinks and even iceicles are also available to buy.
Things to keep in mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
Every experience is vetted for unique access.
Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Bring a government-issued ID or passport as it may be required at some locations. This is a 1/2 mile (0.8 km), 4-hour walk, mostly within the market, with only 2 restroom stops. We begin on the dot & do not wait for missing participants. Outside foods and drinks aren't allowed inside the venue, please be willing to dispose of your containers. This experience goes on rain or shine. Please come prepared.
This is a 1/2 mile route on leveled ground both on sidewalks and buildings full of little-slope ramps over minor obstacles. There are 32"+ wide little-slope, outdoor & indoor ramps at every curb & building.
This experience goes whether rain or shine. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.
On this experience you will discover and learn the history of products of Mexican origin which began to be shared with the world 500 years ago. You will be surprised of how many Mexican originals are now available at any supermarket in the world.
Ending point, facilities & transportation
Visits remain within the market. The market is at Cuauhtémoc station for the subway on Line #1 and also on CUauhtémoc station for Metrobus on Line #3. Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.