El Pochote Market • Market, Organic • $-$$ • (P)
With two locations in town, El Pochote Market is the best place in the city to buy fresh organic produce directly from local growers. In addition to produce, a lot of the vendors sell packaged organic products, including even mezcal. One of the Pochotes materializes every Friday and Saturday at 8:30 in the morning in the courtyard of the Templo de Santo Tomás, in the Barrio de Xochimilco, and runs until around 3:30 in the afternoon, while the other other one, which runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for Sundays, operates out of a brick-and-mortar building four blocks southeast of the Zócalo. Be sure to bring along a sturdy tote bag for your spoils.
- Benito Juárez, between De Progreso and Porfirio Díaz, one block north of Niños Heroes; Barrio de Xochimilco; Fri & Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
- Benito Juárez, between De Progreso and Porfirio Díaz, one block north of Niños Heroes; Barrio de Xochimilco.
- North side of Niños Heroes, half block west of Macedonio Alcalá; Barrio de Xochimilco.