8 Places to Buy Handcrafted Cheeses, Organic Groceries, Meats, Seafood & Specialty Items
Natura is a small store where we buy local organic produce and organic chicken. They also sell artesanal dairy products including raw organic cheeses, yogurts and kefirs; artesanal pastas, sauces & condiments; and a selection of
ready to eat organic foods from their own kitchen (like salsas, soups, condiments and breads). They prepare a variety of specialty items for gluten-free, sugar-free, raw, vegetarian, and vegan diets.
Address: Ancha de San Antonio 39 (across from the Instituto)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closed Sundays)
Via Organica is located in a groovy, art-y barrio on the north side of San Miguel (in Colonia Guadalupe). The store is much bigger than Natura and they have the largest selection of organic foods in San Miguel. They sell produce, meats, cheeses and other dairy products (or substitutes), packaged products, condiments and many items made in-house (like salsas, condiments, baked goods, etc.). They also have a small organic restaurant in the back. Via Organica is owned by a non-profit co-op that also has an organic farm. We like to support them. However, because it is a co-op, the place is not well staffed (the employees do not seem very helpful or interested). When we have time, we usually walk to Via Organica (it’s a 20 to 30 minute walk from Casa GGG) and take a cab home. The store is a little difficult to find, though – so you might want to take a cab the first time, or if you’re in a hurry.
Address: Margarito Ledesma 2
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily