What makes this city special?
Oaxaca is considered one of the gastronomic capitals of Mexico, its cultural background and traditions, make it a great place to explore the local markets.
Check out the experiences that we have curated for you to get to know the city and the local Frutas y Verduras scene.
Zapotec Plant Food Traditions
This very special experience takes you into a Zapotec home in a village outside Oaxaca City.
We’ll make our way to the village in the morning to visit their daily traditional farmer’s market. There we’ll sample some snacks, including a traditional corn-based drink. You’ll learn about and try staple plant foods of the region including many that were part of the pre-Hispanic diet. Despite modern influences and changes, in communities like this one, much has remained unchanged in the Mexico’s food landscape since pre-Colonization, because of the hard work of people like those we’ll meet.
A Day of Traditions with Chef Alejandro Ruíz
Oaxaca is a land of rich traditions and amazing bio-diversity. On this day-long experience we will have the privilege of learning about this region’s plant food traditions with a chef who has gained international acclaim for his restaurants (Casa Oaxaca – El Restaurante in Oaxaca City; Guzina Oaxaca in Mexico City), as well as for the passion with which he shares his beloved Oaxaca’s culinary traditions far and wide.
I’m a writer, originally from Montreal, Canada, and I have made my home in Oaxaca since 1998. In my work, I specialize in Mexico travel, culture and food. Over the years, my writing has been published on many online platforms; I’m a regular contributor to the Mexico Travel section on Tripsavvy, and the local expert for Oaxaca on Afar.com.
In 2016, Frida Kahlo at Home, a book I authored exploring how Mexican culture and tradition influenced the artist and her work, was published by (Frances Lincoln, 2016)
I love sharing her knowledge of the country and information for travelers about destinations, attractions, cultural traditions, food, events, and much more and am a licensed federal tour guide. As a vegetarian, myself, I am delighted to be collaborating with Frutas y Verduras on a Plant Food Lover’s tour.