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10 Fascinating Facts About Oaxaca

By Amber Dunlap Oaxaca’s mild climate, rich culture, distinct cuisine, and penchant for larger-than-life celebrations is what puts Oaxaca on the map for many travelers, but do you know how Oaxaca got its name or why its indigenous traditions are so vast and varied? Do you know about the pivotal figures that once called this…

The Two Local Charities You’re Supporting By Taking a Oaxaca Eats Food Tour

By Amber Dunlap Kay and Dean Michaels started Oaxaca Eats Food Tours to share with others what they love about Oaxaca — the food, history and culture — and to give back to the community that has welcomed them so warmly. A big part of Oaxaca Eats’ “give back” mission is to donate 5% of…

Where Locals Go When Their Tastebuds Crave Something Different

By Amber Dunlap Don’t get us wrong, Oaxacan cuisine is exceptional. But sometimes your tastebuds might crave something more familiar. When that happens use this list as a handy guide for where to eat when the pangs for pizza with fluffy flour crust, deli-style BLT’s, char-grilled hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, buffalo-dressed wings, perfectly seared steaks,…

Eating Insects in Oaxaca: The 4 Edible Insects You Have to Try

By Amber Dunlap While insects aren’t a common menu item in the US or Canada, they are a no-fat source of protein served around the world. Bug protein has already found its way into pet and plant food, fish food for aquaculture and protein bars, and it’s poised to become a billion dollar plus industry….

The Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Oaxaca’s Xochimilco Neighborhood

By Amber Dunlap Breakfast is giving Xochimilco new life. This ancient aqueduct-lined barrio north of Oaxaca’s bustling city center is an oasis of quiet cobblestoned streets that happen to be brimming with breakfast and brunch possibilities. Take your pick from mom-and-pop cafe restaurants to trendier spots with magazine cover-ready plates and elevated takes on classic…

An Insider’s View on the Weather in Oaxaca and the Best Time to Visit

On May 4, 2021 Making plans for a memorable trip to Oaxaca de Juarez (Oaxaca) but wondering when might be the best time of year to visit? Fortunately, Oaxaca is blessed with low humidity, moderate temperatures, and an average of 311 days of sunshine per year. Weather-wise finding a good time to visit Oaxaca is…

Eating Safely in Oaxaca, Mexico—How to Minimize Your Risk of Getting Sick

on May 4, 2021 There is no way to guarantee that you won’t get sick from the foods you eat and drink during your trip to Oaxaca, but there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk. Here are some quick tips for eating safely while in Oaxaca and greater Mexico. Oaxaca…

Oaxaca Eats!

A foodie blog post is overdue and so I present to you, Oaxaca Eats Food Tours, the brainchild of Kay and Dean Michaels.  Loving and appreciating Oaxaca and wanting to share it, they saw a niche and proceeded to fill it beginning in August 2018.  The goals that guide their enterprise are: Share the gastronomic richness…

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