Puebla's contributions to Mexico's culinary canon are at least as important as its contributions to the country's political and social history. Birthplace of the famed Mole Poblano, cemitas sandwiches, and sweet-potato candies, Puebla is a delicious destination for travelers who consider food a central part of a meaningful and memorable cultural experience. The city also has unique artisanal liqueurs, such as the sweet, raisin-based drink, la pasita, and exotic delicacies that are only available seasonally, including escamoles (ant eggs) and gusanos de maguey (maguey worms).