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THIS IS MAIZ
THIS IS MAÍZ
Corn holds a profound significance within our Mexican culture. To advocate for corn is to defend our fundamental right to nourishment and to maintain ownership over the seeds that have been passed down to us by our ancestral people.
The preservation of native corn across the Americas is in jeopardy unless we acknowledge and embrace the extraordinary biodiversity that has flourished within our lands for millennia. Beyond the familiar cans of yellow corn lining supermarket shelves or the commercially cultivated hybrid white seeds, there exists a wealth of diversity that must be recognized.
As consumers, we possess the power to protect this precious treasure simply by choosing to consume and spread the word about non-GMO heirloom artisan-produced Nixtamal corn in our city. By supporting small-scale farmers with whom we trade, we enable them to continue cultivating up to 59 distinct registered varieties in México, and many more in the United States.
Let us embrace our role as custodians of this cultural heritage, standing united to celebrate and sustain the incredible wealth of corn that defines our identity. Together, we can ensure that future generations will inherit the legacy of this invaluable resource.
The sopes or pellizcadas get their name from the pinching they get to make the round and tall sides form to hold its contents, choose your guisado, grab them flat and go big.
Blue tlaxqueño gordita, think of it like a thick tortilla with fresh masa cut in half and filled with one of our daily guisado offerings.
Freshly ground nixtamal corn creates our delicious masa daily. Our tamales are prepped and cooked in vapor. Daily fillings ranging from rajas to carnitas in salsa verde and beyond.
Fresh tortillas off the grill handcrafted right in front of your eyes. Daily fillings rotated with your choice of guisado.