I've always heard good things about San Miguel so I was excited to go for a quick visit at the beginning of July. This small town is located in central Mexico with a thriving art scene and is filled with charm. The cobblestone streets are lined with shops and restaurants. Going out to eat in San Miguel is very affordable and there are plenty of local markets with fresh produce. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many organic, plant-based options here too.
I flew direct from LAX to BJX and took a shuttle to San Miguel. I was excited when I finally arrived and since I was only here for a few days, I was on a mission to find some of the some best local cuisine. I checked out the newly renovated Garambullo Fonda Gourmet. I chose the grilled vegetable plate and herbal tea. The flavor and texture of the mushrooms were incredible.
The next stop was Via Orgánica to get some local produce. They are a non-profit organization focused on promoting healthy eating and sustainable living. They provide educational information on the benefits of eating local organic food and avoiding GMOs. You can click here to learn more about the work that they are doing.
Day 2 began with a refreshing swim. I'm currently training for a 1/2 marathon so I'm using swimming as cross-training. The house I was staying in was at about 6000 feet above see level and I could definitely feel it.
I couldn't leave without trying the flavorful tacos. Tofu, avocados and mushrooms galore. Yum!
On my last day in San Miguel I explored Mercado Sano. It is a healthy market that has several stalls offering a variety of organic food, cafes, cooking classes, and more.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised that not only was I able to eat very well while in San Miguel, but the food tasted good too! It is really great to see how many markets and restaurants serve organic, non-GMO, plant-based options.