Casa Crespo Chocolatería
Porfirio Díaz 211, Centro
Chef Oscar Carrisoza has moved his delectable chocolate bar from the now-closed restaurant Casa Crespo (p27) to this new locale on Porfirio Diaz between Morelos and Matamoros. The Chocolatería sells hot chocolate beverages and Oscar's signature tablet-chocolate in a variety of flavors. Open 1-8PM.
La Cosecha Organic Market
Macedonio Alcalá 806, Centro
For tasty, inexpensive, home-style Oaxacan eating, head to La Cosecha, a short walk north of Santo Domingo Church. The inviting patio houses a host of food stalls selling the gamut of typical antojitos, as well as booths of organic products and artesanía.
Andares del Arte Popular
Independencia 1003, Centro
This outstanding craft gallery is a project of the Harp Helu Foundation to encourage and preserve Mexican and especially Oaxaca traditional handcrafts. It stocks a wideranging selection of artesanía that ranges from utilitarian and decorative to authentic art pieces, all chosen for superior quality and distinctiveness, and attractively displayed in a series of rooms encircling a spacious colonial patio. The shop is a celebration of artisanry and a veritable mini-museum of popular art. Occasional talks by artesanos. Open Mon-Sat: 10AM-8PM; Sun: 11AM-6PM.