For chefs + food industry professionals + those who want to dive deeper into the very best that Mexico City has to offer
Walking tour » 8 stops » 5 hours
Our ‘Best of Mexico City’ is the highlight reel from our ‘Mexico City Street Food Essentials’ + ‘Insider’s Guide to Mexico City’s Merced Market’ outings. It combines our definitive street food tour with a trek to La Merced, one of the country’s oldest, most important markets. It’s an outing designed for chefs + food industry professionals who want to see the most they can in Mexico City in a compact but action-packed time frame.
Over the course of the day, we’ll hit an array of stands with that best represent Mexico City’s street food diversity and explore the fundamental ingredients that form the foundation of Mexican cuisine, as eat our way through the Merced Market.
- 8 Mexico City street food stops*
- 3 visits to traditional Mexico City markets
- a michelada beer cocktail or a fresh cane sugar juice cocktail
- a mole tasting
- a visit to a historic pulque bar
- Private CTH Host
THE RENDEZVOUS POINT
Our meeting spot is on outside the entrance to Gran Hotel in Centro Histórico. MAP
EAT. EAT. REPEAT.
We’ll begin the day with visit our favorite food spots in Mercado La Merced. While wandering its cramped stalls and the maze-like tianguis that stretch for blocks, we’ll converse with La Merced’s vendors, many of whom have generation ties to the market. CTH’s Best of Mexico City outing is geared towards not only those that love to eat, but also the market-loving ingredient geeks who want to explore the fundamental elements that form the foundation of Mexico’s cuisine. Whether its huitlacoche, heritage corn strains, obscure regional chiles, tortilla presses, or taquero-worthy machetes, whatever you are looking to find, for all things related to food, all roads lead to La Merced. After, we’ll head to Centro to eat at food stands that dot its streets that make it the most delicious neighborhoods in all of Mexico.
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END
With full bellies we’ll head to the end point of the tour, right near Bellas Artes + La Alameda park. There, you can grab an UBER, hop on the metro, or spend the rest of your afternoon exploring CDMX’s Centro Histórico. Make sure to check out Bellas Artes, where murals by Mexico’s master painters Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco + Rufino Tamayo are housed. Or, head to the national cathedral, the ruins of Tenochtitlán, and the National Palace, which houses a must see Diego Rivera mural, which just a few blocks away.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The outing lasts about 5 hours, so it’s for troopers. There’s a lot of walking involved and a ton of food. Bring comfortable shoes. It’s a good idea to skip breakfast! Mexico City’s traffic can be a nightmare of the best of days. We strongly encourage people to use public transportation. The Centro neighborhood is regularly the site of parades, demonstrations, events, etc, so please plan accordingly to arrive on time. The summer months are Mexico City’s rainy season. While the rain normally starts in the late afternoon, well after our outings are through, CTH’s 'Best of Mexico' is rain or shine, so be prepared.
THE CTH WAY
A blogger once described Club Tengo Hambre outings this way: 'It felt like very cool friends were showing us around their town.' That's what CTH is all about. We are a roving supper club, not a food tour. Our trips are small, intimate gatherings. Our aim is to celebrate both the social aspect of food in bringing people together and the vibrant street food scene that makes Mexico’s capital city the best place in the world for street food. We want you to bring your friends + make new ones.
Club Tengo Hambre’s outings were, quite literally, decades in the making. Years of food intel went into its curation. Our menu focuses solely on the best of Mexico City’s regional street cuisine.
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