A restaurant in California has been banned from serving tacos made with grasshoppers.Â La OaxaqueÃ±a Bakery and Restaurant offers “home-cooked meals” which include tarantula meat and jumbo grasshopper tacos.
However, the grasshoppers were being imported internationally and were not FDA approved. So for now, the crunchy treats will be put on hold until the restaurant can find a domestic source. The owner of the bakery is thinking about raising his own.
Grasshopper tacos, or tacos de chapulines, are a popular item in Mexican restaurants and bars. People seem to like that bug crunch.
Image from LaÂ OaxaqueÃ±a