The Mercado Churubusco is the neighborhood market for the Barrio San Mateo and Parque San Andres in Coyoacán. Like all the markets in Coyoacán though, it likely serves a broader area as the food is fresh, and people come to eat and socialize and stock up on all manner of household goods.
The market opened in August of 1962. Since then it’s grown to include some 155 different merchants. And while you can pick up fresh produce and other foods, it’s also a great place for lunch. It’s even home to a local preschool that means parents are often nearby picking up or dropping off the young ones.
The markets are all recognized as parts of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mexico City.” That’s not just because they serve non-monopolist fresh foods from independent producers and farmers all over the region. It’s also because the markets themselves support independent smaller businesses, and many that employ only women. International travelers get great food, excellently prepared and served with pride. Prices are better and the nutritional value is higher too.
The market is roughly equidistant from the General Anaya or Tasqueña Metro stations. It’s a bit more than 15-minutes walk from either. Many guests arrive after visits to the Churubusco Monastery, or the town of San Diego Churubusco just to the north. The fantastic San Mateo Chapel is just a few minutes north of the Mercado Churubusco.
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed holidays.