Oaxaca named Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico

The travel and gastronomy magazine Food and Travel México named the city of Oaxaca as the Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico in 2019 during the recent delivery of the Food and Travel Reader Awards.

This recognition is given to “sites in the country whose culinary values ​​and traditions make you visit them again and again,” describes the publication.

Other cities in the country that competed for the title “Best gourmet destination” were Puebla, Mérida and San Miguel de Allende, although it was Oaxaca that was victorious thanks to its traditional gastronomic offerings appreciated throughout the country and the world.

This is not the first time that the richness of Oaxacan gastronomy has been recognized, in 2008, the State Congress named it Intangible Cultural Heritage of the State of Oaxaca.

About the author

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