Eighteen million people live in Mexico City, the sprawling metropolitan capital of Las Estados Unidos De Mexico—Mexico for us gringos. I recently went on what will likely be the bachelorette party of the city for my dear friend, Piper. A good friend, Lindsey organized the bash with the help of her friend, Jessica, the founder of El Merchante. Seriously her recommendations were to the “t,” perfect!
Plus some of the hand woven tops from Chiapas I bought at a local fair trade market on Sunday before I flew out of town have become FAST favorites in my wardrobe. Trust me you are going to want all of Pepen’s beautiful products!
1. Lalo. Best brunch, enough said. BUT seriously this place is adorable, the coffee is delicious, and the atmosphere is so vibrant and cheerful. All bad days end quickly at Lalo!
2. Mercado de Artisanias la Ciudadela. Quite possibly my favorite spot in Distrito Federal. Then again I can never get enough love huaraches, hand-woven ponchos, and Huipil dresses.
3. Tizoncito. Just prepare yourself for the best tacos al pastor experience, perhaps EVER. Hit up the Condessa location for a chill evening on the patio with a Modelo Negro and some tacos. Just a small reminder that good things still exist in this complicated world of ours. Personal favorite is the Gringa de la Bola, pastor cheese, salsa-- what more do you need?
4. Lucho Libre at Arena Mexico. Men and women wrestling with cheap beer and popcorn? Sure, why not?! A trip to Mexico City would not be complete with a little cultural indulgence, trust me the experience was well worth it! Be sure to treat yo-self and purchase a mask beforehand
5. Azul Historico. Spend some time wandering around the historic center and grab a bit to eat at Azul Historico in courtyard of the simply stunning 17th-century Palacio de los Condes de Miravalle building. After you're finished be sure to wander around the building and pop into the many boutiques housed in the old colonial building
7. Mercado Roma. This is a foodie heaven where you find everything from Iberico ham to Mexican candies. Each stall serves unique global cuisines, looking for fresh cut sushi or Dutch edam cheese? You'll find it all in Mercado Roma.
8. Panaderia Rosetta. You can find delicious queso y jamon croissants, lively local Roma residents, and a mariachi band at Panaderia Rosetta. Intimidated by the line on Sunday morning, no need to fret it moves quick and the people watching is superb.