Exploring the markets in Mexico City is one of the best ways to experience the metropolis, with the stalls, producers and sellers an essential part of the fabric of the city. But with so many on offer, you might need to narrow them down. To help you out, here are the best markets in the capital of Mexico.
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This market is different from many other Mexican markets in that it doesn’t actually feel much like a market at all. This upscale, classy marketplace is an area to pick up the best beers, macarons, cupcakes and barbecue items in a hip setting. Mercado del Carmen doesn’t feel traditional but rather more modern and urban.
La Lagunilla is one of the largest markets in the city and comprises three big sections. There is one for clothing, one for furniture and homeware, and one for food. Street vendors and other stalls surround the fixed market every day, but on Sundays, the scope extends, as do the crowds. Try to go on a quieter day if possible.