I’ve been meaning to write about La Nicolasa for a long time. It’s a small store in Azcapotzalco that offers organic, natural food products, all of them 100 percent Mexican. There’s no other store I know of here where everything is both all-natural and domestic. Among the products for sale at La Nicolasa are: Brie and Camembert cheese, olive oil, turkey burgers, whole frozen organic chickens, tejocote jam (my absolute favorite in the universe), organic ate, ground chiles, homemade potato chips, dried xoconostle, bottled spices to make vegetable caldo, and Mexican wine. You can also buy lead-free clay bean pots at La Nicolasa, similar to the one I purchased last year. The prices aren’t cheap for Mexico standards, but they’re less than what you’d pay for similar high-quality items in the United States or elsewhere. Really, what I love about this store is that I know exactly where the products are coming from. In Mexico, food transparency laws are still in their beginning stages and as a consumer, I have no way of knowing whether the packaged ate I purchase in the mercado was really made using fruit from China. (By the way: I heard recently that China supplies a lions' share of dried chiles in Mexico. So you really never know.) At La Nicolasa, I know I'm supporting Mexican farmers and food-makers, many of whom live in small rural communities. It makes it worth the trip. Plus Azcapotzalco -- a quiet colonia north of Polanco -- is quaint and cool anyway. I'd love to live there someday, if Crayton didn't have to commute to Reforma. Here are a few pictures of the place. If you're looking for all-natural, artisanal Mexican food products, this place must be on your list. La Nicolasa Clavería 235, at the corner of Avenida Cuitlahuac tel. 5342 0099 Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.