Bring your wallet, a bag or two, and an empty stomach. To take a trip to Oaxaca is part and parcel to visit the open air marketplaces. Let your senses run wild as we wander around two of Oaxaca city's most popular markets, The Mercado Benito Juarez and the adjoining Mercado 20 de Noviembre (or more commonly known as Mercado de la Comida).
Whether you fancy a tlydas, queso fresco, an assortment of fresh spiced chocolate, pan de yema ( a type of sweet egg bread), fish, poultry, or beef; if it's a particular, sweet, taco, mole, or the famous chipulines ( fried grasshoppers) that you crave or wish to try, you can find it here.
Coming to the market is a dance, literally and figuratively. Here you'll find plenty of musicians playing aloud, that when mixed with the hollering vendors, conversation, and laughter truly creates a symphony of sound and culture.