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are an important part of life in Mexico. You can buy them in
the markets and sometimes from people who bring lovely bouquets
in from the country. Flowers are inexpensive and make life just
a little more beautiful.
Please Note: Be careful not to give white flowers
as gifts; white flowers are usually reserved for funerals.
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also take a look at the OAXACAN
shopping in any one of Oaxaca’s neighborhood markets is
an experience not to be missed. Eye openers, like whole hog heads
and mountains of fresh mangos will greet you at every turn. There
are women selling the wonderful large hand made Oaxacan tortillas
called thlayudas which come in two versions. One is
slightly dried (these are our favorites) and the others are soft
and called called blandas. There are cremerias which
specialize in selling cheeses, eggs, and crema along
with hot dogs and ham. Fruit and vegetable stands, large and
small, are at all sides and there are mountains of fresh chicken,
including all parts–heads and feet are no exception.
all very wonderful. One of the best parts of marketing is that
you can usually enjoy a home cooked meal right there. In the
smaller neighborhood markets, these eateries are a part of the
whole market, but at the large Benito Juarez market, there is
an entirely separate building devoted to these wonderful places
to eat. Dive
in! This is the place for comida casera, fresh home-cooked
authentic Mexican food. After eating a delicious meal of mole
negro, pozole or a simple caldo de pollo make your way home to
your hotel for a little siesta.
AND GROCERY SHOPPING
Breads & Pastries
Pan & Co., European
style breads, pastries & NOW a DELI & more!
1) Allende No. 113 Esquina Garcia Vigil, Centro, Oaxaca
2) Belisario Dominguez 612, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca
we now have a deli here at both locations; so we can make your favorite
sandwitches with our lovely breads!
Tel/Fax: (951)501-1672 Allende Store &(951)513-7104 Reforma
Internet Access: we now have wireless at the Allende store.
Web site: coming soon!
Manager: Lic. González
through Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Sunday from
9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Method of Payment: Normal daily transactions are in cash at
the Allende store and credit card at the Reforma store. If you are catering
a fiesta or placing a large order (over $ 10 USD), stop by the Reforma Store
to place your order and pay; we will be happy to deliver the order to you.
Credit Cards: Visa and Master Card are
accepted at our Col. Reforma location.
Foreign Clients: Yes, we serve bread lovers from around the world.
Specialties: Our pan de Roquefort y Nuez with roquefort cheese
and pecans is our most popular, but do try one of our other breads. Pan de
pure de papa, ajo y hierbas is a wonderful potato and garlic based bread
with an interesting mixture of Mexican herbs -- epazote and cilantro. Pan
de ciruela de pasa y avellana y pera, a bread with prunes, hazelnuts and
pears is also a great favorite. For a light lunch or accompaniment to a hearty
soup for dinner try one of our foccacias -- caramelized onion, black & green
olives or our potato, rosemary, olive oil & italian herbs foccacia. For a
picnic or a trip out of town, pick up one of our tortas; chicken with pesto and
parmesan is the most popular. We also offer completely natural yogurt with fruit.
And last but not least we sell the best butter in Oaxaca (Lurpak®),
either salted or unsalted to go with our delicious breads.
visit one of our two locations. Once you've tried our breads,
pastries or sandwiches you'll become a fan as have so many
others. Our Reforma location is where we bake all of our
breads and pastries and there you'll also find wines to enliven
your experience of our breads or you may have a coffee or
espresso and some of our many types of pastries. We make
great bread here in Oaxaca and believe that quality, pure
ingredients, and attention to detail will show in the first
bite you take. Whichever choice you make, you won't be disappointed.
Web Authors Comment: We have had a wonderful time trying the
breads; our personal favorite is the pan ciabatta natural. It makes
great sandwiches and toast, but all by itself with butter is the best!
Oaxaqueña, Puestos 59 & 68, Interior del
Mercado Benito Juárez
Owner: Isabel Hernández Santiago
Tel: (951)516-3129 or 516-6214
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00 A.M.
to 10:00 P.M. and Sundays 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Check this?)
Languages: Spanish only, but we are experienced
in working with visitors from other countries. We'll do our best
to get you exactly what you want.
Specialty: Double cream quesillo or quesillo
doble crema is our premier product. Oaxaca is well
known for its quesillo and we are well known in Oaxaca.
Our special cheese is made for us locally as are many of
our other products. Visit us for coffee, chocolate ground
with cinnamon or almonds, queso fresco, fresh butter, small
wax covered cheese tear drops from nearby Chiapas, or for
one of our moles -- negro, rojo, or coloradito.
Owners comment: We have been in business
for forty-four years and have focused all our energies
on our Benito Juárez Market location. Two of our
children have now joined the business carrying the quality
we stand for into the next generation.
Writer's Comment: When arriving in Oaxaca, this
is the place we head for after checking into our hotel. Their
cheese (quesillo doble crema) is that good!
locations throughout the city of Oaxaca
Soledad, Calle F. J. Mina No. 212, Centro, Oaxaca
Web Site: www.chocolatedeoaxaca.com.mx
Lonja de Oaxaca, Portal de Flores 7, on the East Side
of the Zócalo, Centro, Oaxaca
Owners: La Familia Pérez Gijón(Place
your arrow over the photo to see what La Lonja looked like 100
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 10:00
Saturday 9:00A.M. - 11:00 P.M. Sunday 9:30A.M.- 8:00P.M.
Languages: English (some)
Specialty: We specialize in providing the best selection foods,
wines and liquors, and cigars that you will find in Oaxaca. Our products are
both imported and selected from the best that Mexico has to offer. We carry
Italian pasta and olive oil, a fine Parmesan from Uruguay, Serrano ham from
Spain and an aged gouda from New Zealand. From Mexico we carry the Mennonita
brand of queso chihuahua which is still made the old way in heavy wheels aged
in wax covered cheese cloth. From Oaxaca we have organic fruit jams, coffees
Owners comment: La Lonja has been known in Oaxaca
for its gourmet products for more than 100 years. Come and see
for yourself and enjoy a complimentary taste from our extensive
selection of mescals. We don't just have an extensive collection,
we have the best of the best!
Writer's Comment: This is a great source for some
of those special hard to find products. Try the queso Chihuahua
which we use in place of cheddar. It is wonderful and is made in
the Mennonite community well north of Mexico City.
y Creamería Oaxaca, Humboldt 122 Esq. Quintana
Roo (Three blocks up from the Santo Domingo
Church, make a right at Humboldt and walk to the end of the block.).
Owner: Fidelia, Alcantera Santiago.
Cell: 044(951) 221-5295
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 8:00 A.M.
to 10:00 P.M. and Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Languages: Spanish with enough understanding
of English to help you get exactly what you’re looking
Specialty: I have the best Deli meats and
bacon along with imported cheeses such as parmesan, Roquefort,
Gouda, Swiss and of course the finest Oaxacan quesillo and
queso fresco. You will also find imported pastas and wines
along with freshly made tasajo y cesina enchilada. And, for
a great cup of coffee try our Café Tipo Organico.
Owners comment: I have been in business for over
16 years at this location and I carry many of the special products
visitors to Oaxaca are looking for. If you don't see what you want
on the shelves, let me know and I will special order it for you.
You will have it in just a few days. To make things even easier I
will have your orders delivered to your hotel or other residence.
So, if you are at one of the hotels like Parador
Sto.Domingo de Guzmán or renting one of the apartments nearby and would like to have those
special items which make you feel at home or for that special meal
just drop by and give me your order. You can leave the shopping to
Asada Irving, Mercado 20 de Noviembre Local 204, Pasillo
de Carnes Asadas, Centro, Oaxaca
Owner: Raquel Cruz Santos
Hours: Every day from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Language: Spanish only, but by hand we do
get the idea.
Specialty: We sell fresh cesina enchilada (spiced
pork), chorizo (Mexican sausage), and tasajo (tender
very thin sliced beef) all of which we then cook on our natural
charcoal grill along with tiny white onions available from vendors
right beside us. You can take home hot grilled delicious meats,
grilled onions and hot fresh corn tortillas all for a fraction
of the cost a full service restaurant might charge or you can settle
down in one of the bench style tables just a few feet away. Eating
here is not only a delicious event it is an experience as you are
in the midst of a daily Oaxaca happening!
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