About Us

Eat, drink and discover Santa Fe as you experience the City Different from a local's view

We have a passion for telling stories and creating unique gastronomic experiences that allow people to connect through food. Join us for our authentic, one-of-a-kind tours and experience Santa Fe through the eyes of a local.

Our immersive, small-group food & history tours allow our guests to experience Santa Fe's unique food culture, rich flavors, and intriguing history. We sample the best of Santa Fe food & drink, while exploring hidden corners of the city and learning why it is truly the City Different.

We emphasize the social experience of our adventures - we believe that great company pairs well with a great meal.

We take great pride in the experience guests have while on our tours - read more about what makes our tours special here.


See What Others Have Written About Us

Read the feature article about us in the Santa Fe New Mexican


Check out Santa Fe Travelers' blog post about our Sip & Savor Plaza Tour

Owner & Founder, Wander New Mexico

Meet Joe

Chief Chile Connoisseur

I was inspired to launch Wander New Mexico in 2016 after dreaming for several years about starting a travel business while working as a management consultant in Dubai and San Francisco. Like many, I've been drawn to the breathtaking landscapes, rich culture and history, and unexpected discoveries in this special corner of the earth (and marrying into a third generation New Mexican family also helped!). 

Making, eating, and learning about food & drink is my passion! Before moving to Santa Fe, I lived and traveled around the country and the globe, visiting over 80 countries. Five years in Dubai gave me the opportunity to travel around the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia and sample delicacies like Cambodian fish head soup, Ethiopian injera bread, and Moroccan tajine. A stint in San Francisco sparked my passion for wine, and I love exploring the excellent, and lesser-known wine scene in New Mexico. I'm also a homebrewer, and enjoy experimenting with local ingredients and brewing seasonal speciality beers for friends and family.

I can't wait to share everything that this incredible region has to offer! You can reach me at joe@wandernm.com. Happy travels!



Meet Lisa

Tour Guide

Growing up in the wild mountains of Wyoming, I was able to foster an adventurous spirit and a passion for exploration. Some of my most treasured travel memories include making brick oven pizza in a Tuscan Villa, eating Stroopwafles in Dutch-owned Aruba, and soothing a troubled tummy with Dhal and Chai in India.

Having obtained a degree in Fine Art, and minors in Archaeology and Museum Studies, Santa Fe is the perfect home as the rustic landscape combines my interests with a large art market, unique cultural history, and (of course) a world-class food scene.

When I am not guiding tours and sampling the Santa Fe fare, you can find me leading wine education for New Mexico’s largest winery, Gruet Winery, in its new Santa Fe Tasting Room. Cheers