This local food market near Centro is where all the gourmet, rare and exotic foods are to be found; top chefs, restaurateurs and purveyors arrive at the break of dawn to secure the cream of the crop. It has its origins in the pre-Hispanic open-air markets known as “tianguis” where produce would be laid out on the floor. If you wander the aisles, you’ll quickly pick up on the many nuances that compromise the Mexican palate, along with stranger ingredients such as crocodile, ostrich, kangaroo, stingrays and chicatana salsa made from Oaxacan flying ants. Indispensable stops are at Delicatessen La Jersey Gourmet, Las Tapas de San Juan and productos Oaxaqueños to try everything from the country’s
2ᵃ Calle de Ernesto Pugibet 21, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06000, CDMX.