CULINARY SAFARIS FOR FOODIE TRAVELERS

My name is Rocio, I was born and bred in Mexico City,I grew up in kitchens because my mom is a chef, later studied Mexican Cuisine, had a food blog and now I host tours with my team of talented Mexican women. I LOVE food and LOVE traveling this is the sum of my passions. I´ve been in more than 27 countries so far, the tours are made from a traveler for travelers. My life goal is to share Mexico City´s magic with you. When booking a tour with us 100% of your money stays in Mexico with Mexican People.

Eat Like a Local´s approach on responsible tourism made us the only Mexican food tour company featured in The New York Times. If you like me, HATE TOURS. come with us and take a tour you´ll actually LOVE. Book now and discover why Huffingtonpost named us the Number 1 reason to come to Mexico City.

 

OMG!! BUT 115 USD IS A LOT OF MONEY!!!

It´s 15 USD more than the other food tours. Or 2 cocktails at a bar, and like half a taco in NY, the thing is responsible tourism is a little more expensive because we do things right. With your payment you´ll be feeding homeless, educating 18 kids and market vendors, funding a mentoring program for girls at La Merced, providing the best wages in the city to our staff and on top of that you´ll have the #1 tour in Mexico City and eat tons of unlimited delicious food. Everybody complains about the world, but we are actually doing something to change it. JOIN US!

 

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ALL THIS SOUNDS NICE BUT… WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE TOURISM?

In simple words it´s to travel without being an a**hole. It´s basically traveling with low negative impact to the local culture, society and environment, high economic growth for the city you visit, and of course cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Responsible tourism happens when the locals are dignified and empowered and the visitors get knowledge and and a comprehensive idea of the culture they visited.

That being said, if a company says they tip their vendors and pay them fair prices, thats basic human decency not responsible tourism. Responsible tourism involves education, gender equality, fighting hunger, developing communities and much more, there are 17 goals stablished by the United Nations General Assembly,that a company needs to comply to be responsible (sustainable) Eat Like a Local focuses on the following:

 
 

SO WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK WITH US IF WE COST MORE?

Responsible companies like mine, are more expensive than the others, but, this is because we are not a**holes like Jeff Bezos and actually provide a great living wages to our staff, when we say we give back to the community we can actually tell you how we use that money, our social programs are founded with our profit not donations and in general we try to be decent humans, and this costs a little more, but not that much… like 15 USD more.

 

WHY CHOOSE EAT LIKE A LOCAL?


WOMEN ONLY

We only hire women and give them the best wages in Mexico along with flexible working times and continuing education programs to keep them updated,  gym membership, and minor medical insurance. Our tours strongly support female-owned business and create opportunities for women from the markets and street stalls. Learn why we are women only HERE    

WE DON´T WORK WITH A**HOLES

We believe that if we  as a humanity stop consuming from businesses with abusive practices they will either change or go out of business, we like to support good restaurants, vendors and suppliers, who care about their staff, pay on time and create good working culture.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Our business model creates a positive impact for the city, the people and the economy. We don´t donate to charity, we created our own social programs to improve our community as a whole, being responsible is also using your time  and getting involved not only giving money away.  From English for children, to free tours for senior citizens,  food for homeless people or education for market vendors we actually put our money where our mouth is.



 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MY COMPANY

I created this company 4 years ago after a night out drinking with some homeless guys in Istanbul, where they showed me the best street food and I finally understood Turkey´s soul, (yes I was younger and yes, I never saw the danger). After this eye-opening experience, I came back to Mexico, quit my job and created Eat Like a Local

These safaris are what I would like to have when I travel. I focused the tours on street food, because the first time I arrived in Vietnam, saw all the food and couldn´t understand a thing, I realized how you feel in my country. You don´t need me for restaurants, you need me for the street, and here I am for you.

If you, like me, love authentic, flexible, meaningful, personal, experiences, without rushing or making you follow an umbrella (that´s just embarrassing). This is the right company for you. For me, the most important thing when I travel is to have connections and memories not only in my mind but in my heart, and this is what I offer with Eat Like a Local, amazing food, responsible travel, personal connections with locals and memories you´ll cherish forever. Learn more about my company HERE

 

OUR FOOD HUNTERS

Eat Like a Local is a boutique women-only company, our food hunters were born and raised in Mexico City, they travel, have masters degrees and amazing personal proyects that enrich our safaris, but most importantly they LOVE FOOD. Join us and discover our food, culture, people, and history with born and bred Mexico City´s foodies.


Astrid
The food nerd

Professional book editor now dedicated to healthy cuisine and wellness.


Andrea
The cool hunter

Textile Designer with a master's degree in Strategic Design and innovation.


Lorenza
The red headed

Fashion marketing graduate from the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires.


Wendy, Arely and Montse
The 80 IQ Girls

Our special guides at La Merced Market


What our guests say


  • PERSONALIZED DELICIOUSNESS IN MEXICO CITY - COME HUNGRY

    Emily D
    -
    Kuwait
  • STELLAR TOUR TAILORED TO OUR DESIRES!!!

    Mckinney W
    Texas
  • “AN INCREDIBLE FORAY INTO THE MEXICAN CULINARY SCENE

    Archana N
    Los Angeles
  • A GREAT INSIDE TRACK TO SOME AMAZING PLACES AND FOOD IN CDMX

    The CCCC-A Family
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  • TERRIFIC TOUR EVEN FOR VEGETARIANS

    Connie S
    Austin Texas
 
 

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    Coronavirus Update REOPENING JULY 20TH - What are we doing to keep you safe
    1. Reduced groups - Max 4 guests (Private groups can be larger)
    2. We use a food grade FDA approved sanitizer for COVID19 that eliminates 99.99% of virus, bacterias when visiting every stall
    3. We temporarily stopped using reusable containers and cutlery, we are trying our best to find eco friendly disposable plates and cups for the vendors to use during our tours.
    4. We have 5 hand washings stops along the tour
    5. We avoid crowded markets and modify the itineraries to have a safer tour
    6. We trained and equipped all our vendors to operate according to the new rules and make their food safe

    If you have any questions about safety, itineraries of private experiences get in touch [email protected]

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