If you want to have a traditional and ancestral approach to Mexican gastronomy,
you cannot miss visiting this southern state

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.

Duration Approx 5 Hrs

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.

Duration 4 Hrs

Oaxaca community

Suzanne Barbezat

Oaxaca Guide

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.

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