• Welcome to La Bodega Del Cuervo!

    La Bodega Del Cuervo is a small, woman-owned business whose mission is to inspire a community of health by bringing more healthy food options to Laredo and soon San Antonio! At La Bodega Del Cuervo, we believe in a complete and holistic view to health, one where everyone who desires good health, has equal access to healthy, nutritious, affordable foods. 

    Thank you for your support of our mission!

    Meet Raquel DeHoyos, owner behind La Bodega Del Cuervo.


    Raquel is a former personal chef, nutrition and cooking instructor and food photographer with family roots in Laredo. After more than a decade of culinary experience and working for non-profits around issues of food access in the Pacific Northwest, family and the devastating deterioration of an ailing parent brought her back to Texas. Raquel is passionate about making health a priority and becoming part of the solution for all those who seek more local resources to make good health possible. 


    She has recently joined the team at CHEF, a San Antonio based non-profit providing Culinary Health Education for Families cooking and nutrition programming aimed at providing a solution to combat the increase of childhood obesity and diabetes. She is an advisory board member of the El Centro de Laredo's Farmer's Market, a community garden volunteer with Laredo Center for Urban Agriculture & Sustainability's Canseco & Hillside gardens, and a member of Laredo's Food Policy Council. 


    El Cuervo was the nickname of her father who fought Parkinson's disease with unwavering strength and courage.


    La Bodega Del Cuervo began in September of 2020 partly due to the pandemic and the need to provide the community with healthy food, and as a way to share Chef Raquel's allergy-friendly baked goods with Laredo. Having suffered for decades from food allergies, Chef Raquel began baking the muffins for herself and her family and wondered if others in town might also have a need for such a product since local options were limited. It wasn't long before the demand and popularity for La Bodega's gluten, dairy and sugar free muffins took hold here in Laredo. Mil gracias, Laredo muffin lovers!


    But muffins are just the beginning. As you'll see and hear from Chef Raquel as she "pop ups" at markets around town, La Bodega's vision is to work towards creating Laredo's first homegrown co-op, supporting local farmers and food artisans, offering healthy food options in convenient grab-and-go style prepared meals and carrying a line of bulk food ingredients and specialty gourmet items so our community no longer has to travel out of town to find the variety of healthy foods we all deserve to have right here in our own backyard. With Laredo's continued support, we're confident our vision will take shape and become a reality.


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