Shopping

Market in Oaxaca City

Mercado Juárez

This daily indoor market, a block south of the Zócalo, peddles a mix of flowers, hats, shoes, cheap clothes and jewelry, baskets, leather belts and bags, fancy knives, mezcal, herbs (medicinal and culinary), spices,…
Market in Oaxaca City

Central de Abastos

The enormous main market, nearly 1km west of the Zócalo, is a hive of activity all week, with Saturday the biggest day. You can find almost anything here, and it's easy to get lost among the household goods, artesan…
Food in Oaxaca City

El Pochote-Xochimilco

A small, relaxed open-air market dealing in natural products, especially crafts, food and mezcal, nearly all sold by their makers. Stop for some tamales or blue-corn tortillas from one of the food stalls. Long table…
Drinks in Oaxaca City

Unión de Palenqueros de Oaxaca

This hole-in-the-wall is the outlet for a group of small-scale mezcal producers from Santiago Matatlán. It has excellent and very well priced (M$80 to M$600 per liter) reposado, pechuga and smoky añejo varieties.
Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City

La Casa del Rebozo

A cooperative of 84 artisans from around Oaxaca state, La Casa del Rebozo stocks quality pottery, textiles, alebrijes, tinware, bowls and baskets made from pine needles, and palm-leaf bags, baskets, mats and hats.
Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City

Voces de Copal, Aullidos del Alma

A classy crafts shop with superb alebrijes from the workshop of Jacobo and María Ángeles in San Martín Tilcajete. Check out the roomful of wooden hummingbirds!
Clothing in Oaxaca City

Arte Textil Indígena

This boutique sells attractive indigenous-made clothing, mostly in cotton, with forms and designs styled to modern taste – blouses, skirts, tops, shawls, scarves.
Books in Oaxaca City

Amate Books

Probably the best English-language bookstore in the country, stocking almost every in-print English-language title related to Mexico.
in Oaxaca City

Librería Grañén Porrúa

Though most titles are in Spanish, this offers an excellent selection of art, archaeology and collectable books on the region.
Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca City

Mercado de Artesanías

An indoor crafts market almost entirely devoted to textiles: tablecloths, bags, blouses, huipiles, shawls and more.