There’s an organic market in Xochimilco, the neighborhood across Ninos Heroes. It is held on Fridays and Saturdays and features, among other things, delicious hot food. After intercambio, we headed up the hill to the tianguis and enjoyed the light breeze and company of fellow diners as we sat under the trees in a church courtyard.

We tried a rice and cheese hamburger. Delicious. A pesto pasta salad. Excellent. A green salad with ginormous bread sticks. How can a dressing taste so good? A crunchy slice of four-cheese pizza. Mmmmmmm.

M’s first meal in Oaxaca was not traditional Mexican food, but it was an excellent example of the delicious, fresh, and local foods this city has to offer. We have the good part of a week left to try moles, tamales, molotes, and tlayudas.


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