Join me to discover three wonderful markets in the Ecuadorian capital. First, I will take you to
Mercado Santa Clara, where we will meet one of my favorite juice vendors and learn about the use of fruit and medicinal herbs to cure common diseases. Next, we will visit
Mercado Inaquito and
taste some of the most delicious specialties of the city, including
hornado, a juicy pork dish and a local ice cream dessert known as
helado de Paila. We will also take some time to taste the best exotic and fresh fuit juices as well as my favorite snacks in Quito
Meet me in Mercado Santa ClaraWe will tour three markets Visit the most authentic places to eat and buy local productsTaste and learn about the cultural fusion of Ecuadorian cuisineVisit a handicraft market MORE ABOUT THE TOUR
I believe that there is no better way to know the cuisine of a city than by touring its local markets. This is a great way to explore new flavors while also meeting new people feeling like part of the environment. On this tour I will take you to three fantastic markets. We will visit the Mercado Santa Clara and Mercado Inaquito, which are both food markets but each with its own distinct vibe. We will taste some of my favorite Ecuadorian specialties, including Llapingachos and Seco de Pollo as well as the local version of ceviche. Next, we will tour an artisanal market and learn about the rich artisan traditions of the country. I will answer any questions you may have about Quito and suggest other activities for the rest of your stay in my beautiful city.