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8 things you need to buy in Oaxaca

Undoubtedly, when you get to the city ​​of Oaxaca, curiosity increases when you walk through its streets and you find galleries and markets. Many times we can not resist going empty-handed and here are the 8 things you need to buy in Oaxaca.

buy in oaxaca Alebrijes in Oaxaca

Alebrijes

The Alebrijes are the first thing one sees when walking among the galleries of the city of Oaxaca, not only for its striking colors, but for its fantastic forms. They are easy to find in this city of Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity, but it is worth a trip to the small towns of the surroundings, in the workshops where these wooden figurines see the light.

Where to buy in Oaxaca
Casa de las Artesanías
Matamoros 195, Centro. CP 68000
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Tel. 01 (951) 516 5062

Huipil

Huipil

An elegant garment of pre-Hispanic heritage. There are many prices and designs, from informal to elegant. A huipil will be a beautiful craft to take home or even to give as a gift.

Where to buy in Oaxaca
Textile Museum of Oaxaca
Hidalgo 917, Centro.
CP 68000, Oaxaca, Oaxaca.
Tel. 01 (951) 501 1104 and 501 1617.

Casa de las Artesanías
Matamoros 195, Centro. CP 68000
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Tel. 01 (951) 516 5062

Mezcal

Mezcal

The purchase of mezcal is very fun for the amount of distillates you can try, from the youngest, the “strongest”; even the softest and oldest, with worm included. If your palate likes sweet flavors, a coconut or vanilla cream may be ideal for you. Do not forget to bring worm salt to accompany your mezcal.

Where to buy in Oaxaca
On Flores Magón street, very close to the Zócalo of the city of Oaxaca, you will find several stores and mezcalerías.

cafe pluma

Cafe Pluma

This type of gourmet coffee is considered one of the best in the world, even the producers look for the Denomination of Origin for this premium drink.

Where to buy
In the municipality of Pluma Hidalgo, approximately an hour and a half from Huatulco, there are several coffee plantations, one of which is the El Pacífico farm where it is not only possible to acquire and taste the Café Pluma, but to observe and learn from the delicate and laborious process through which the beans pass to acquire the best coffee.

Oaxaca-Puerto Angel Highway, Km 204. CP 70960, Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca.

black pottery

Black Clay

Along with the alebrijes , the black clay (black pottery) is one of the most notorious crafts of the state of Oaxaca. Vases, pots and other black pottery figurines made in the surrounding towns of the city, are essential to take home and affordable prices.

Where to buy in Oaxaca
Casa de las Artesanías
Matamoros 195, Centro. CP 68000
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Tel. 01 (951) 516 5062

loom

Loom Embroidery

It is another of the most traditional crafts of Oaxaca . The embroideries are articles of pre-Hispanic origin whose creation is still possible to observe. Fortunately, there are surrounding villages in the city of Oaxaca where women are dedicated to the waist loom and you can buy them at good prices.

Where to buy it
Santo Tomás Jalieza , 29 km south of the city of Oaxaca
Mitla , 47 km southeast of
Santa Ana del Valle , 34 km east of
Teotitlán del Valle , 28 km southeast

Textile Museum of Oaxaca
Hidalgo 917, Centro.
CP 68000, Oaxaca, Oaxaca.
Tel. 01 (951) 501 1104 and 501 1617.

Casa de las Artesanías
Matamoros 195, Centro. CP 68000
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Tel. 01 (951) 516 5062

Markets November 20 and Benito Juárez , on Flores Magón street, a few steps from the Zócalo.

chocolate oaxaca

Chocolate

Oaxaca chocolates are well-known. Made by hand or industrially, you can go with the certainty that your purchase was successful by bringing a good portion of bitter chocolate, semi bitter, almond or cinnamon.

Where to buy it
Markets November 20 and Benito Juárez , on Flores Magón street, a few steps from the Zócalo.

www.chocolatemayordomo.com

mole

Mole

Although the state of Puebla is a pioneer in the preparation of this rich dish, Oaxaca is not far behind. Here you will find a great variety of moles in paste or powder to take home. Try them and bring the tastiest!

Where to buy it
In the markets November 20 and Benito Juárez , on Flores Magón street, a few steps from the Zócalo.

On your next visit to Oaxaca, take enough space to return with all these quality products. Did we miss any of them? Which other would you buy? Tell us in the comments section below.


About the author

This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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