Mexico City Pt. 1 / Food

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.

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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!

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A tortas and turkey sandwich. I have never been a big fan of turkey, but this was pretty good!

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Making tacos. Here, you can add a variety of meat and cacti.

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A blue flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans, and topped with cacti, cheese, and meat.

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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.

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