Chihuahua & Central North Mexico shopping

Cheese in Cuauhtémoc

Casa de la Galleta

The Mennonite camps around Cuauhtémoc are known for their queserías (cheese factories/shops). For the cream of the crop, head straight to Campo 2B where Casa de la Galleta awaits with a spectacular line of cheeses. …
Ceramics in Mata Ortiz

Mata Ortiz Coop

Located inside the former train station, this coop sells works made by local artisans, most of them women. Prices vary widely though the quality, on the whole, is quite high. There is typically a staff member who is…
Ceramics in Mata Ortiz

Galería Rafaela

This gallery specializes in high end pottery made locally; many of the artists represented are featured in magazine and art books, which Rafaela herself is quick to pull out. Prices are negotiable. Look for the gall…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Durango

Mercado Municipal

This bustling city market has an entire section dedicated to gifts and souvenirs from Durango. You'll find everything from scorpion embedded key chains to leather cowboy boots. Prepare for some light haggling, as is…
Arts & Crafts in Chihuahua

Casa de las Artesanías del Estado de Chihuahua

Has a good selection of chihuahuense crafts (including Mata Ortiz pottery) and Mexican foodstuffs such as pecans, oregano oil and sotol, a local spirit made from desert spoon plants.
Arts & Crafts in Durango

Los Tlacuilos

This small shop sells quality local crafts at good prices. Look for it inside the central bandstand in the Plaza de Armas.