Smack dab in the city center only a few blocks
southwest of the Zócalo (Oaxaca’s main square), Mercado Benito Juárez is the
oldest market in town. Named after the Oaxaca native and 5-term Mexican
president Benito Juárez, the market is a great place to find the beautiful artesanía (crafts) for which Oaxaca is
known, as well as staples like chocolate, mezcal, and pan de yema, a sweet, eggy bread that makes a great breakfast when
paired with a cup of coffee.