Meet your guide at the Museo Mexicano del Diseño in Mexico City. Begin your insider tour of the city's best markets the way the locals do: with a ride on the subway.
Your first stop is a market that even some locals don't know about. As you have a look around, learn about the context of this place in Mexican society and its history in the early 20th century. Hear about the market's connection to prominent Mexico City historical figures Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Jump back on public transport and head for the bizarre witchcraft market, where you can purchase an all-natural hangover cure, a traditional piñata, a superhero costume or all manner of voodoo items and magic potions. Continue a few blocks to a market that has 3 parts: flowers, fresh produce and prepared food. Ask one of the vendors in the largest flower market in the city to pick out some flowers that match your eye color. Stroll through the warren of stalls chock full of local products, tasting mixed fruit juices, fruit cocktail, Mexican barbecue, tamales and pineapple tepache as you walk.
Last stop is a local patio for some more food samples, ensuring you won't end your 5-hour tour hungry.