Day of the Dead

Discuss Day of the Dead holiday traditions with our community, from favorite recipes to where to find sugar skull molds and food-related celebrations near you.

What to Eat on Day of the Dead (Besides Sugar Skulls)

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday honoring deceased friends and family members. It's about so much more than sugar skulls, though those certainly do figure into the celebrations...

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Day of the Dead bread question

blue room
by blue room 13 years ago

On November 1 and 2 is a Mexican celebration--the Day of the Dead. I found a recipe for Pan de Muertos-- is this (sweet, flavored with aniseed) bread meant for breakfast, or dessert? It sounds tas...

Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday

by missclaudy 13 years ago

There will be a Day of the Dead celebration at 4th and Washington on Saturday from 10am on. An ofrenda for the dead (altar) will be built and there will be traditional Mexican food.This location is...

Dia de Los Muertos - Panaderia

by sedela 13 years ago

Does anyone know of a good panaderia in Manhattan that has good breads for Dia de los Muertos. I am looking for a location between downtown and Midtown (east preferably). Thanks.

Day of the dead

by DuckDuckMom 13 years ago

I know Lula's in Santa monica does a menu for this celebration, thier margarita's I love but not the food. Can anyone recommend somewhere ? Thanks.

Oakland - La Borinquena Mex-icatessen– Chiles, pumpkin empanada & Day of the Dead supplies.

by rworange 13 years ago

Besides small skulls (starting at $1.79, they have day of the dead papel picado, Halloween piñatas and DOD alter supplies for home alters. The last was new to me so I asked about it. They have ...

Day of the Dead - 2006

by Eat_Nopal 13 years ago

Anybody know where I can find foods & products essential to the Day of the Dead celebration? I figure with the strong Michoacan continegent there is bound to be a good source in the area. Speci...

[PDX] Halloween/Dia de los Muertos Chocolates & New Pix...

by extramsg 14 years ago

I don't know if I'll put up a full report on the chocolate thing at Powell's for Cooks and Gardeners this weekend, but it was an enjoyable little event. Got an autographed copy of Chocolate Obsess...

Day of the Dead

by Tanya 14 years ago

Does anyone know where I can get "Pan de Muerto" or the sugar skull skeletons used for the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead? I live in downtown and would prefer to go somewhere in Manhattan.

Day of the Dead

by Tanya 14 years ago

Does anyone know where I can get "Pan de Muerto" or the sugar skull skeletons used for the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead? I live in downtown and would prefer to go somewhere in Manhattan.

bakeries selling sugar skulls for dia de los muertos?

by Bea 14 years ago

Throwing a Halloween party and wondering if there are any bakeries selling these sugar skulls premade in Manhattan. I don't feel equipped to make my own...

Day of the Dead items

by cherylh 14 years ago

Pan de muerto or "bread of the dead" is a special bread made for Day of the Dead, November 1 and 2. Also, sugared candy skulls are pretty and colorful. Looking for a bakery in Manhattan that ca...

Fruitvale's Day of the Dead Festival, Nov. 2

by Melanie Wong 16 years ago

This is a reminder for this year's Dia de los Muertos festival in Oakland's Fruitvale district on International Blvd. between 40th and Fruitvale Ave., 10-5. You can read chowfish's account at [B...

Otaez report (Dia de los Muertos)

by Autumn 15 years ago

I had a great time at this year's Dia de los Muertos festival! Our food choice ended up being dictated by where we were when we all decided we were hungry, and which line was the shortest (somewhat...

Day of the Dead Candies?

by Indigo 15 years ago

Hello everyone, any ideas where I can find these treats in Toronto? And also, has anyone been to Centrolatino at Finch and Weston? Would that be a good place to look? Thanks, much appreciated. ...

Day of the Dead sugar skull molds??

by bookistan 15 years ago

I realize this is only indirectly about food, but does anyone have a good source, preferably in Brooklyn, for the molds used to produce sugar skulls? Thanks in advance for any info.

"Day of the Dead" festivities?

by DC in DC 15 years ago

Does anyone know of restaurants - besides Rosa Mexicano - that are celebrating the "Day of the Dead" with special food/festivities? This has become a big tradition in Mexican restaurants in NYC a...

'Day Of The Dead' Events at Mexican Restaurants in NYC?

by Anna V. Carroll 15 years ago

Anyone know if Mexican restaurants in Manhattan do something special for 'Dia de los Muertos'? A couple of friends of mine go to Mexico every year to celebrate with the locals and have a great tim...

Lake Patzcuaro Day of the Dead Article

by Gayla 15 years ago

The link below is to an article in today's New York Times about the Day of the Dead celebration in Morelia and Lake Patzcuaro. The "Cristina" quoted several times in the article is the same Cristi...

Day OF The Dead Restaurants MSP

by PAZ 15 years ago

Dara’s review of Taquerias on Lake St and the NY Times article on Day of the Dead food in Mexico City got me wondering as to whether anyone knew of restaurants in the Twin Cities that may have spec...

Dia de los Muertos, El dia de los Muertos! suggestions de la east coast grill?

by Jack Straw (Wichita) 16 years ago

'sssup hounds? Dropping by the volcanic E C Grill tomorrow for an E/C by S/W mid day meal. Any of you hounds have experience with ECG's rare daytime extravaganza's (billed as brunch) Any sugg...