The Maizajo tortilleria

Mexico City, Mexico

The Maizajo Tortilleria in Mexico City

From 2017 Maizajo is a small tortilleria who is supplying restaurants in and around Mexico City with corn tortillas. While most tortillas sold in Mexico City are made from industrial flour mixes of hybrid corn varieties, Maizajo only sources native corn directly from small-scale farmers, connecting these farmers to the consumers. Moreover these traditional tortillas are produced using the pre-Hispanic process of nixtamalization (nixtamalización), that only allows to release the plant’s nutrients.

Impact and innovation

Impact on urban food policy governance / Innovation from public authorities

  • Héloïse Leloup
  • Julie Le Gall