Cancun: Mercado 23

Fruit market Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico

A few weeks ago N and I were able to spend a week at a lovely Mexican resort on the coast between Cancun and Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya area.  N’s company had invited us on the trip and graciously took care of the resort and airfare.  That, along with my mom coming down from WA to stay at home with the kids, made it a real treat.

We mostly just wanted to relax on this trip so we didn’t tour any ruins or go to the big amusement parks.  But we did go on two great local Cancun tours.  They were both aimed at letting you experience the local food culture  🙂

We booked this combination market tour/cooking class.  It was one of my very favorite things from the trip.  I’ll post more about the cooking class but here are photos from when we met the chef, Felipe Morales, at Mercado 23 and shopped for lunch ingredients together.

Fruit market Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico

Shrimp for sale. Mercado 23 Cancun MexicoChicken butcher. Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico

Herbs for sale. Mercado 23 Cancun MexicoFood court Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico Habanero peppers Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico

Chicken butcher. Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico

Bananas at Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico Butcher Butcher Mercado 23 Cancun Mexico

The market was fascinating!  It was mainly locals doing their grocery shopping.  When I travel I love getting a look at how people really live in a place.

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