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Market Tour w/ Cultural Food Author

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Market Tour w/ Cultural Food Author

25 reviews
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English
shopping

Market Tour w/ Cultural Food Author

shopping

Market Tour w/ Cultural Food Author

25 reviews
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

My favorite Oaxacan market, Central Abastos, is a dizzying display of wholesale trade. It is easy to get lost in a sea of vendors, offering everything from fresh-ground chocolate and rare chiles to hand-woven baskets and regional ceramics. A familiar eye provides a sense of order to the place. As we navigate from street through marketplace, I will show you my favorite food stalls, introduce you to exotic fruits and vegetables, and guide you on a personalized shopping experience. We will start in my kitchen or at a cafe with coffee, chocolate y pan artesenal, take a private car (or taxi) to the market for a guided food and shopping tour, and return to the city to share a mezcal. Throughout the experience, we will sample many things -- from the best empanada in the valley to pre-Hispanic beverages and more delicious goods that express the abundance of Oaxaca.

Your host

Learn more about Rachael

Rachael

I am a James Beard nominated author who studies food cultures around the world. Over the past 4 years, I have worked alongside traditional cooks and producers to learn the foodways of Oaxaca. Here I run Cocina Nahual, a chef residency that promotes producers within the region, and Gordibuena Provisions, a product company that highlights the agricultural abundance of deep Mexico. This work will culminate in a second title that examines preservation methods around the world. I look forward to sharing the rich flavors and cultural pride of Oaxaca with you.

What's included

Food
We will eat and drink our way throughout the day and at the market.
Drinks
We will share a coffee, chocolate and a mezcalito. We will also have opportunity to try pre-Hispanic beverages and fresh…
Transportation
We will take a private car (or taxi) to and from the market.

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Where you'll be

Most of our time will be spent at Central Abastos, the wholesale market that lives on the edge of the historical center. We will begin the tour in my kitchen or at a cafe and end the tour in the city or on my private rooftop that overlooks the famous church. The city center is about a 7-10 minute drive to the market.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Wear comfortable casual clothing. Do not wear flashy jewelry. Bring cash; there is no ATM. The market is safe but it is better to blend in like a local. You'll have a better experience that way.

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Rachael
Market Tour w/ Cultural Food Author
25 reviews
From $54/person
25 reviews
From $54/person