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Mercado Medellín: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

1. Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican contemporary designed cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a welcome refreshing “Agua Fresca”, coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, experience barrio style living as you take a market tour (within walking distance) to Mercado de Medellín. Discover one of the main markets of the Roma Norte that is full of colors and flavors. Learn about the market's history, organization, and offering while touring some of their main halls. Enjoy a tasting from selected market stands and establishments. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, tuna, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and enjoy a 4-course cooking class with selected traditional Mexican dishes that would allow the group to enjoy and discover Mexico’s gastronomy. For the First Course, learn how to prepare antojitos mexicanos with Mexican salsas, alongside street food appetizers (sopes) paired with 2 Mexican salsas (red molcajete sauce and green sauce). For the 2nd course, make Mextlapiques which have a prehispanic origin, consisting of a tamal without masa. Prepare a vegetable-only version covered with a hierbabuena sauce. After this, make white mole - a traditional dish of Mexico's central region that is eaten at celebrations and made with a mixture of light-colored ingredients including white pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, blonde raisins, and chile guero. White mole is served with chicken pieces, mushrooms or panela cheese. Follow this with pastel de elote, cornbread paired with water-based chocolate. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer, Mezcal from Oaxaca and premium white or red wine from Valle de Parras.

Market tour, cooking class & three-course Mexican feast

2. Market tour, cooking class & three-course Mexican feast

Understand and enjoy Mexican cuisine more than ever with this market tour and cooking class! On your one-hour tour of Roma's Mercado Medellín, you'll learn how ancient Mesoamerican ingredients and techniques shape the Mexican dishes we know today, and why the Spanish conquest of the country in the 16th century lead to an explosion of culinary creativity on both sides of the Atlantic. Then, back at the beautiful Condesa home of your chef/guide, you'll prepare your favourite foods from fresh ingredients and with expert guidance. Prepare to get your hands dirty, as over around three hours, you'll be making tamales, mole, salsas and tortillas from scratch! Dietary requirements will be accommodated, and Mexican beer and soft drinks will keep you hydrated. Finally, you'll enjoy the delicious fruits of your labour at a picture-perfect table laid with local linens and artisanal tableware. Reflect on the day's experience over dessert and finish with a cup of Mexican wine and/ or mezcal.

Mexico City: Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour

3. Mexico City: Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour

Start your experience in a contemporary cooking studio in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Meet your chef instructor over a refreshing welcome drink of agua fresca (fruity non-alcoholic beverage). Enjoy coffee from selected Mexican beans or a special infusion while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine.  Then, experience barrio-style living as you take a walking market tour to Mercado de Medellín. Learn about the history contained in the market's halls. Savor quesadillas made from native corn at an organic tortillería, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand. Taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca.  Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana (flying ants) and chinicuil (worms). Enjoy seasonal native fruits such as mamey, chicozapote, and tuna and indulge in hand-crafted ice cream.  After your market tour and tastings, return to the cooking studio for your hands-on cooking class. Prepare 10 Mexican salsas that you will roast, cook, fry, or make raw.  Once ready, enjoy your salsas with street food tacos and appetizers with a choice of fillings including Michoacan-style pork carnitas, cochinita pibil, roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, cactus leaves, zucchini, fried beans, and quesadillas. Wash it down with agua fresca, artisanal mezcal, and Mexican craft beer. You will learn how to prepare: • Traditional guacamole • Red molcajete sauce • Green sauce • Ranchera sauce • Mango and chile manzano sauce • Habanero sauce • Devil's sauce • Chile morita with peanuts sauce • Chipotle sauce • Salsa borracha (drunken sauce)

Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

4. Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a refreshing "agua fresca", coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, walk to the Mercado de Medellín and learn about the market's history and organization while touring some of their main halls. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and prepare tacos al pastor (pork), tacos de barbacoa (beef), tacos campechanos (beef and pork), three Mexican salsas, and hand-made tortillas. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer and mezcal from Oaxaca.

Mexico City: Sightseeing, Culture, and Street Food Tour

5. Mexico City: Sightseeing, Culture, and Street Food Tour

We are foodhoodtours (Foodies and Travelers) and would love to share Mexico City with you. We'll kick-start the day in the lively Condesa neighborhood, treating ourselves to a delicious cup of coffee and mouthwatering pan dulce from a favorite local bakery. As we hop on our bikes, get ready to explore the charming Roma neighborhood, immersing ourselves in its rich history, culture, and stunning public spaces. But wait, there's more! No visit to Roma is complete without indulging in mouth-watering tamales from one of the city's best spots. Once our hunger is satisfied, we'll pedal our way to a bustling traditional market, where the vibrant atmosphere will envelop us. Take your time to soak it all in and pick up some refreshing treats along the way. Our journey continues to the picturesque Parque Mexico in Condesa, a perfect spot to relax and savor more delicious Mexican cuisine amidst the beautiful surroundings. But the excitement doesn't end there. We'll cycle our way to the iconic Chapultepec Park, where breathtaking city views await us. Explore the impressive castle and dive deep into Mexico City's fascinating past. It's a true feast for the senses. Before wrapping up our adventure, we'll make a stop at the most famous churreria in town. Indulge in irresistible churros, a sweet treat you won't want to miss. Finally, we'll return to Condesa to cap off the day with a refreshing michelada or mezcalita near Mexico Park. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guides will be there to share insider tips and recommendations about the city, ensuring you have the best experience possible. Get ready to immerse yourself in Mexico City's street food culture, beyond just tacos. Foodhoodtours

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