Scenes from a Mexico City Street Food Tour

One of the things I’m most proud of is starting Eat Mexico, my tourism company that gives walking tours of Mexico City’s street stands, markets and taquerías. Our five local guides — three in Mexico City and two in Puebla — conduct the tours, and my fantastic manager Rebekah carries the day-to-day. I’m in the background, helping develop routes and managing the books, and occasionally answering questions from clients.

We recently had a photographer, Teddy Wolff, visit one of our Street Food tours, and his photos made me ache for the city and the food that I love so much.

I realized that I haven’t posted many photos of what we do at Eat Mexico on this blog, so here’s a peek at our Street Food Tour, from Teddy’s files.

A tamal de rajas.

A tamal de rajas.

Mexico City burrito stand.

Mushrooms, peppers and cheese, just about ready for a warm flour tortilla. This comes from my favorite burrito stand.

Carnitas stand Mexico City.

A glistening case of carnitas.

Chicharrón at the neighborhood market butcher stand.

This market vendor is always so nice to us, offering our clients a piece of chicharrón.

Chorizo at a neighborhood market.

Doesn’t this chorizo look great? A lot of the market butchers prepare their own.

One of my favorite people: el señor que vende los tacos de canasta.

One of my favorite people: el señor que vende los tacos de canasta.

Mexico City fruit stand

This makes my mouth water: lime juice and chile powder on freshly cut fruit.

Fruit Stand in Mexico City

Tlacoyos and pambazos.

Tlacoyos and pambazos crisp on an open-air comal.

Grilling pambazos on the street.

“Con todo?” You will have already answered yes at this point.

A pambazo, just before serving.

A chorizo and potato pambazo, just before serving.

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19 Responses to “Scenes from a Mexico City Street Food Tour”
  1. Don Cuevas

    Great stuff!
    When will you be coming home?

    Don Cuevas

    • Lesley Tellez

      Hi! Home Mexico or home New York? was in Mexico for a week or so earlier this month, then had to fly unexpectedly to LA. Now I’m in Chicago. I get home to New York on Tuesday.

  2. Nicole

    Wow! I love how these photos capture both the artists and their masterpieces. Simply beautiful! I could really go for a pambazo right about now.

  3. Lola

    Love all the photos – they made me want to hop on a flight to Mexico just to eat a taco de canasta. Mmmmm…and the fruit cups! – Lola

    • Lesley Tellez

      Yes, the fruit cups. I was having some serious nostalgia with that one, particularly with cold weather (and an abundance of apples) where I am now.

  4. Lauren Aloise

    These look so amazing! There is something magical about street food. One day we will have to go and take your tours. And you’ll have to come on ours again someday too– they have changed so much!

    • Lesley Tellez

      I would love to! I really hope to make it back to Madrid sometime soon. Hope you’re well!

  5. Melanie

    Most look delicious, but I would love to try, right now, the lime juice + chile powder over fruits…might try it tonight in fact! Great pictures :)

    • Lesley Tellez

      Thanks, Melanie. Let me know what you think of the fruit. :-)

  6. Alison

    Incredible photography! Craving some authentic Mexican food now.

  7. Looks delicious! Tacos and carnitas= yummy love!

  8. Ann Waller

    Our family took the street food tour in Mexico City at Christmas time. It was AMAZING. Would do it again in a heart beat.

    • Lesley Tellez

      Hi Ann: So glad you liked it! Thanks for your comment.

  9. Jesica

    Super buenas las fotos! Te puedo re-postear?

  10. Humberto Sánchez

    Its very rewarding for me as a mexican, seeing a foreigner dig in our food. That is something :) BUEN PROVECHO!

  11. Chela Cea

    We are moving to DF next summer and, as a lifetime vegetarian, I was so excited to see that you have the Street Food tour that is good for vegetarians. Can’t wait to take the tour to start exploring the excellent Mexican food scene.

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