One of the best things about writing a book about a place is getting to visit your haunts and celebrate them. I love street food and definitely feel like it's part of tasting a place. Below is a little snippet from the just released travel guide about Roma and Condesa in Mexico City. Check out the rest here!
Don’t come to Mexico City without eating at a street stand at least once. It’s an amazing experience to stand out on the street with the rest of the city enjoying hot, freshly made food, straight off the comal.
Blue Corn Quesadillas
On the corner of Insurgentes near Chilpancingo Metro are some of my favorite quesadillas. This family-run puesto is here until about 6pm everyday and are highly recommended by everyone in the neighborhood. Check out her huge bucket of blue corn masa and order a huitlacoche and queso quesadilla, grab a cold drink, and enjoy this everyday magic.
The women who run the quesadilla and huarache stand on the south-eastern corner of Mercado Medellin are a neighborhood treasure, and they know it. These ladies focus on the lunch business, setting up around 11:30 and leaving when they sell out in the late afternoon. They can be a little grumpy and you will have to wait, but do it anyways. Get a whole selection of quesadillas for lunch: papas con rajas, flor de calabaza, queso oaxaqueño.