|Starts at:||2da Calle Poniente 2, Antigua, Guatemala|
Join us on our delightful street food tour as we take to explore all our favorite places in Antigua. We can get to know a culture through its gastronomy by tasting food creations influenced over thousand years as proof of the richness of its roots. We will move us around the colonial city streets of Antigua, visiting the most authentic and traditional food locations, from trustable friends that had shared their heritage over generations, caring with love to see people coming back for more. We will have a variety of salty and sweets through seven to eight different locations. Along the way, learn about Antigua’s history, enjoy the World Heritage colorful colonial town, 16th century ruins and the surrounding volcanoes. Certain food restrictions will be accommodated. On this tour we will also hand out a list of some of our favorite restaurants and bars to visit during your trip.
Casa Mandarina is located at 2da Calle Poniente 2, Antigua
Doña Luisa Xicotencatl and Fat Cat Cafe
We will pick up coffee from our favorite coffee shop in Antigua owned by a local family. Right after we pick up the coffee we will walk next door to the Doña Luisa Xicontecatl Bakery and Pastry Shop opened its doors in February 1978. It began selling products that were new to most Guatemalans. These include whole wheat bread, grain bread, cinnamon raisins, carrot cake and banana bread. We will have the delicious banana bread and also share a very interesting story of Luisa Xicontecatl and the house where the facility is located.
We will walk-thru the colorful vibrant vegetable market and taste Tamalitos and Chuchitos (ball made of corn with tomato sauce and meat inside wrapped into corn leaves to be cooked) - Vegeterian/Vegan option available.
Guatemala has the most delicious and exotic fruits. We're lucky with the weather, so we have a variety of produce and fruits that you must taste. We will taste fruits of the season such as Jocotes, Rambutan, Pitaya or Zapote.
Market - Street Food Zone
We will walk to Comedores (food area) inside the market and taste Pepian, Joc'on and Pulique sauce with avocado and tortilla. We will explain the history and process of making some of these delicious dishes.
Market - Outside
Outside the market, we will visit the candy stand and taste traditional Guatemalan sweets. You will taste Tamarindo balls with sugar, Guava traditional sweet, Canillitas de Leche. The stand sells candy that has Spanish influence as they introduced sugar cane to the region.
La Merced street food market is fantastic. One of the most popular food markets In Antigua sets up outside Iglesia de la Merced where you can enjoy some of the best street food surrounded by locals. Here we will sample Hot Chocolate (ancient Mayans worshipped the cacao tree) or traditional Atol (atol is a hot drink made of corn or seeds) accompanied with Rellenitos (plantain flour with sweet beans sauce inside and fried). We will also taste Tostadas with guacamole or beans with tomato sauce.
La Calle de Arco
For our last stop we will walk to Arco Street (5-min walk) and go to Hugo's Ceviches. We will have their famous Picositos drink (beer mixed with lime, salt, soy sauce, oyster juice and chile with parsley - See picture in gallery - a must try) or you can simply have a beer. The drink will be accompanied with delicious ceviche's (Guatemalan style).
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.