One of the favorite parts of my family’s trip to Mexico City was the food tour. With a guide, we went to two markets and several street stands, trying different types of traditional Mexican food. Going with a guide was great because we knew we could trust each place to be clean and delicious.
After working on the Mexican issue of “Penn Appétit this semester, I was particularly excited to try authentic Mexican food, as well as take some more food photos!
Here are some of the highlights:
If you went to Mexico City and didn’t consume your weight in tacos, did you really go to Mexico City? This roadside stand was very understandably very popular.
Here we tried different flavors of pulque, a fermented drink made from the sap of an agave plant. It had a sweet and very unique taste. Some of the more interesting flavors we tried include oatmeal and celery!
A tortas and turkey sandwich. I have never been a big fan of turkey, but this was pretty good!
Making tacos. Here, you can add a variety of meat and cacti.
A blue flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans, and topped with cacti, cheese, and meat.
This was taken after the food tour, but grilled corn was also sold everywhere. We tried some eventually, and although it was very photogenic, I thought it was quite tasteless and chewy.