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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…

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