Mexico alone is foodie heaven but Puebla specifically has dishes I could literally eat several times a day for weeks straight. In Puebla and for many other regions in Mexico, you’ll find dishes that don’t exist elsewhere in the country. They are only unique for that region. Puebla takes it up to the next level though and makes food one of their most popular reasons to visit the area. You can imagine how excited I was when I was invited by the Mexican Tourism Board with a press trip that involved everything to do with the food in Puebla.
This is by far my all time favorite dish in Puebla. The tortilla is grilled making it a bit crunchy yet soft enough to roll in the shape of a boat. It’s covered in salsa. The topping can be with beef or chicken and sometimes also with onions and cheese. It’s simple and found everywhere from the street to the fancy restaurants all throughout Puebla. Apparently, the name Chalupas came from the ladies that use to carry baskets full of clothes. The basket was called a Chalupa. The ladies were the ones that usually cooked this and the name just kind of stuck to the dish by mistake.
Mole Poblano Sauce
It’s the national dish of Mexico. While there’s many different types of mole, Poblano takes the prize for being the most popular type and being one of the original cities mole was invented. It’s typically put on turkey or chicken but I could probably put this on just about every meal. Ingredientes include different types of chile, tomatos, onion, garlic, chocolate ibarra, sugar, water, and plantain.
Street of Sweets
Any city that has a street called Calle de los Dulces or Street of Sweets is good in my book.
I wasn’t in the right season to try it but if you’re in Puebla from September to October, you need to try Chile en Nogada. It’s only available during those months!
Coming soon on our Eat The World app is MEXICO! It’s a huge task considering how many delicious food each region has.
Thank you We Visit Mexico for inviting me to eat all of what Puebla has to offer.