The Fascinating Gastronomic Heritage of Mexico City

When it comes to food, Mexico City offers a veritable rainbow of hues, textures, and fragrances. This entire historic district is open for exploration, so you may experience its wonders for yourself.

The Fascinating Gastronomic Heritage of Mexico City
Mexico City's Amazing Culinary History. Credit: INAH

Mexico City has always been a welcoming place, and it has taken in hundreds of refugees and exiles from all over the world, including Japanese, Spanish, Chilean, Argentine, Polish, and Guatemalan people. The kindness of these asylum seekers has left a deep mark on the city because, in return, they have given the city their knowledge, their songs, their lyrics, their culture, and of course, their food.

As a result, the food in Mexico City's Historic Center is a huge mix of flavors, colors, and aromas. You can see for yourself by walking through the San Juan Pugibet Market, the Merced neighborhood, Chinatown, and every other corner and street in this heritage area.