Guatemala City: Holy Guatemole - Food and Market Walking Tour

Guatemala City: Holy Guatemole - Food and Market Walking Tour
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$76
Duration: 4 hours
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Discover some of the best cuisine in central America before the rest of the world hears about it! Our delectable tour will introduce you to indigenous ingredients once cultivated by the ancient Mayans. Learn how these flavours blend with colonial Spanish cuisine to create inspirational national dishes that rival Guatemala’s more famous neighbours. Factor in a visit to the colourful local market, a tasting of (arguably) the world’s best coffee alongside a glut of stunning architecture and we have a recipe for a tasty and truly memorable day.

Our foodie adventure around Guatemala City will begin with a stroll along the famous La Sexta Avenida, to soak up the Latin vibe given off by the street performers, artists, and vendors that dot the street. This area has been totally revitalised in recent years and it is here we will see some of the city’s most magnificent buildings, including the Police Headquarters. 
Time for breakfast now and our first foodie stop is a real favourite amongst locals, a bakery that boasts some inspired local creations. Enjoy a traditional baked snack with a cup of rich, smooth coffee or a delicious fruit smoothie. 
Our energy levels sufficiently boosted, we will continue our walk, passing a dizzying mix of stunning Art Deco architecture, old houses, and modern high rises, arriving at the iconic Portal of Commerce and main Plaza of Guatemala City for a photo op. 
Then we are off to explore the riot of colour and noise that is the Mercado Centrale, one of central America’s largest markets. We will chat with local food vendors who will offer us some of Guatemala`s most delectable fresh produce to try.
Next we will make a stop for lunch in one of the most famous Guatemalan comedores located in the food court of the market. Here we will introduce you to some incredible dishes that proudly utilise the classic staples of Guatemalan cooking: corn, chili, and beans. 
Afterwards you’ll have plenty of time to get lost in the shops and be tempted by the amazing variety of handicrafts and colourful textiles on offer.   
Our last stop will be at one of the charming coffee shops in the old centre where you will try one of the world’s premium coffee beans and quite possibly the best coffee of your life! A dessert made with authentic Guatemalan ingredients accompanies your liquid black gold. 
We will then head back to our original meeting point with happy stomachs and a head full of treasured memories. Remember to ask your local guide for the inside track on what to see and do next during your Guatemalan adventure. 

Discover some of the best cuisine in central America before the rest of the world hears about it! Our delectable tour will introduce you to indigenous ingredients once cultivated by the ancient Mayans. Learn how these flavours blend with colonial Spanish cuisine to create inspirational national dishes that rival Guatemala’s more famous neighbours. Factor in a visit to the colourful local market, a tasting of (arguably) the world’s best coffee alongside a glut of stunning architecture and we have a recipe for a tasty and truly memorable day.