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Oaxaca: Vegetarian Cooking Class with Market Tour

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Oaxaca: Vegetarian Cooking Class with Market Tour

Activity provider: Etnofood

From US$ 62.58 per person

Learn how to cook like a local and prepare a delicious vegetarian dish.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Visit the local market and learn about local ingredients
  • Prepare traditional recipes in an authentic manner
  • Share the food and enjoy a meal together after cooking
Full description
Tour a local market to pick up ingredients, then cook a traditional food recipe with your expert chef. Learn about local ingredients and meet producers of fresh vegetables. Pick up ingredients grown organically nearby and harvested that very morning. After touring the market, return to the kitchen for the class to prepare your dish. Learn how to prepare a delicious salad, a vegetarian main dish, and a dessert in the traditional way. After cooking, its time to share the food with everyone. Enjoy a collective meal together as you taste the rich flavors and feelings of Oaxaca.
  • Coffee or tea
  • Tour guide and cooking expert
  • Materials and ingredients for the class
  • Instruments and aprons
  • Digital or printed recipe
  • Fresh seasonal water
  • Wild mezcal
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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This was a pretty cool activity overall. We met up with the host and he gave us coffee or tea. Once we finished we took a relaxed stroll to the market where we learned about the different types of native trees along the way. At the market, we shopped with the guide and got to learn about new spices. Once we had picked up all the ingredients we went back and cooked up a storm. The food was good and I tried various new things. The guide was friendly and welcoming My only complaint was that we made so many dishes that we all had different tasks during the cooking process. This resulted in not really learning how to make any new dishes just a couple of steps in each dish.

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December 11, 2021

This cooking class was amazing, although it is a vegetarian class the master chef does make accomodations if anyone is vegan. It started with a cup of coffee and then we walked to the mercado and saw some native fruit trees along the way. At the mercado it gets a bit chaotic as the chef works to buy all the ingredients needed for the meal but he gives you the opportjnity to buy anything you might want for yourself as well. While actually cooking, the chef had us divide tasks to prepare our meal. We had a salad, memelas, and a yellow mole, it was one of mu favorite meals while in oaxaca. He also gives you all the recipes you cooked after the class. It was a great experience and i learned some cooking techniques. The only negative thing i have to say is that the kitchen they use for the class is quite small and it gets a bit crowded and at times there arent enough things to do for everyone. But everything else was great.

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December 11, 2021

This was a fantastic way to see Oaxaca and get a sense for the local food! We began by taking a walking tour of the neighborhood (close to the centro but less touristy which was nice) and went to the market with our guide who allowed us to try different foods and spices. We also learned about the different trees in the area. When we got back we were introduced to the ingredients and began cooking. We cooked quite a few dishes including mole, memelas, salad, and Mexican gnocchi - though our guide told us the menu changes each class. For me it felt less like a cooking class and more like a cooking experience. We were all doing different things which made it hard to learn how to duplicate the recipes. However, I enjoyed this as it was a really fun way to spend a few hours. It was a delicious meal and was nice to eat together at the end. If you are looking to get to know a bit more about the food and history of Oaxaca in a hands on (and delicious) way, try this class!

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December 11, 2021

Product ID: 400851