Central de abasto - The biggest market in the city
WHAT´S COOL ABOUT EAT LIKE A LOCAL FOOD TOURS
1.Small groups, maximum 6 people.
2. Flexibility, all safaris will be adapted to you and your needs.
3. We promote sustainable, responsible tourism, we promote economic growth and cultural exchange you´ll leave a better Mexico City after tour trip.
4. Eat like a Local´s hosts are super cool Mexican women, from youtube stars, sociologist, art historians, food stylists, and textile designers, all in love with food.
5. Everything is included, Food, drinks and transportation. NO hidden costs, no extra payments (unless you want to order Champaigne)
6. We have social programs to help kids and women from the markets, they learn English, and receive monthly mentorships.
HEY! I´M ROCIO, EAT LIKE A LOCAL´S FOUNDER
My name is Rocio, I am the founder and mastermind behind Eat Like a Local, I also host half of Eat Like a Local´s tours. I created this company 3 years ago after a horrible tour in Turkey. I´m a food expert, a world traveler with more than 20 countries and 60 cities, Mateo´s mother, a sustainable tourism researcher, an avid reader, and a serial entrepreneur. I quit my job as director in a big corporation to follow my passion for my city and its people, this passion and love made me developed a tourism culture that promotes cultural exchange, economic growth and happiness, because I believe in happiness as a way of living and I want you, and all my vendors and team to be happy while working and touring with me. My company empowers talented women and creates opportunities for kids and single mothers. Come with me and my amazing team of passionate, happy and talented woman and discover a Mexico City you never knew existed.
Eat Like a Local´s team
80 IQ Kids
I created a program called 80 IQ (learn more here), were kids from La Merced Market learn English and, receive mentorships. During the weekends they practice their English on the tours, and they´ll host La Merced part showing you around the market where they were born and raised. This is an amazing opportunity for them to see the world through you, you can bring presents for them like candy and pictures from your city. The number of kids can change on each tour, but it goes from 1 to 5.
The food nerd
JAPEXICAN graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences masters, world traveler, a neighbor of La Roma and wild mushrooms lover, Nanae knows all the fun details about ingredients, she is a fact freak and does all kinds of crazy stuff, food styling, trekkings for picking up mushrooms and specialized market tours. She is always busy and her dog is a snob with a good heart.
Andrea is a passionate textile designer with a master degree in Strategic Design and innovation.
She loves all aspects of design and never says no to a work opportunity: from designing costumes in Mexican telenovelas all the way to doing a DIY vlog, she has designed clothes for the biggest retail store in Mexico, designed household products and social media strategy for a toy and design brand. She considers herself a product catalyst, and thinks design can generate social change, by working with artisan indigenous communities in product development she wants to showcase the Mexican artisans in a global market. She believes the ancient knowledge and techniques still have a prominent place in our industrialized world and by empowering the artisans we can create an improvement in their quality of life and preserve their traditions.
She is a lover of all kinds of food, but specially nixtamal and ice cream, she likes knitting embroidery, pompoms, kittens, museums and culture and all things big noisy cities have. She’s an avid concert goer and her favorite Saturday morning plan is shopping for knick knacks in the busy streets of downtown Mexico City. She’s not a “stop and smell the flowers” kind of girl, but a “keep walking while balancing a coffee and 4 shopping bags and.... look! those tacos smell delicious, let's have one!” kind of girl.
She possess an encyclopedic knowledge of historic gossip and where in downtown you can find a shop for everything and a delicious bite of anything.
Sara is the coolest girl in town, mother of two, ballet dancer, with a masters degree in Sociology from the most important university in Mexico and if this isn´t cool enough she is a beauty and fashion vlogger with more than 100,000 subscribers. She will guide your way to the markets while telling you amazing stories about Mexico City. Her tours are energetic, and passionate, she usually becomes our guests best friend.
WHY CHOOSE EAT LIKE A LOCAL?
I believe in sustainable Tourism
All walking culinary tours in Mexico City promote the best tourism practices, respect for the community you are visiting. I won't ask the vendors for discounts or commissions, you won't get overcharged, and people will learn to respect you too. You´ll learn from them and they´ll learn from you, my food tours promote cultural exchange.
I transform tourists into travelers
As I am not a tour guide, I host Mexico City´s best food tours, I don´t herd tourists, I accompany travelers. Learn about my culture, my city and my people, eat like we eat, use the subway, visit local markets, avoid tourist traps and become a better traveler while taking a walking culinary tour .
Committed to promoting economic growth
I run several social programs, from English lessons for kids at the markets, business advisory for single mothers, and travels with kids to open their horizons, if you book with me, part of your money will help to fund this programs. An important part of traveling is to leave the country you visited richer and better. Learn more HERE