It is difficult (or impossible) to get well-loved specialty food items from New Mexico once you leave the state. Blue corn meal, green and red chile snacks, masa, sopapilla mix, and chicos aren't common fare in other parts of the country. However, there are local businesses who make outstanding products and happily ship nationwide.
New Mexico has a fantastic local food scene. In most communities, you are doing yourself a disservice if you eat at chain restaurants.
Whereas it would be overwhelming to catalogue all of them, here are some local favorites. Feedback, suggestions and tips from other locals is welcomed and appreciated!
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Check our the Nomad Lodging Guide where the focus is on interesting, unique, or luxurious lodging by locals.