This is one big market filled with so such a vast variety of foods, dry goods, and supplies of all kinds. One of the reasons I’ve divided this post into two sections is because even after ruthless editing there were too many photos I wanted to share! The vibrant colors and often dramatic lighting help to convey the vitality of this bustling market place. Contrary to what you may these the above picture is not of Tomatillos, which is to say, we call them that and in other regions of Mexico people call them that but in Qaxaca they are called miltomates a particularly tart wild version of the more familiar tomatillo*.
These tomatoes are so small and looked so amazing I just wanted to by them and eat them like candy.These “cakes” are referred to as brown sugar, I didn’t think to ask if they were made from Palm Sugar, anyone know?
Nieve is Spanish for snow, most Spanish people call Ice Cream Helado in Oaxaca it Nieve. I love this picture as I was taking a picture of the Agua Fresca, but the people behind the Agua Fresca thought I was taking a picture of them…love the peace sign.I loved these stone corn grinders (I was told the name for them, but you know….Mescal)Needless to say I wanted to buy one but…it’s not exactly carry on material nor is it really something I would find much use for in my NYC apartment, but still I was very tempted!The rather un-appetizing looking thing in the bowls is a freshly ground corn drink called Tejate that is popular here as a breakfast drink. I couldn’t muster a try….These bags were very handsome and one of the many examples of the beautiful craftsmanship done is this region of Mexico.