YOUR MEXICO CITY GUIDE brought to you by The Local Way
This is a sponsored blog post by The Local Way, all ideas and comments are mine.
Have you ever been to Mexico? Have you ever explored more than Cancun or Cabo? If you haven’t and you’d love to visit the 6th biggest city in the world then you have come to the best blog post.
Mexico City is full of culture, great food and a long list of things to do and visit. So in this blog post, I am going to share with you my top 5 things to do, where to stay and where to eat the best vegan food.
YOUR MEXICO CITY GUIDE
WHERE TO STAY?
My top area to stay at and feel like a local is La Condesa. La Condesa is well known by it hip restaurants, bars and green areas. It is full of international food, art and a lot of culture. It is only 4 km away from downtown Mexico city, and close to Parque Mexico y Parque Espana.
La Condesa as well as Roma and Centro Histórico was affected by the 1985 earthquake, this event is part of the history and memory of the inhabitants of the neighborhood. Many buildings survived and are now examples of Art Deco architecture, as well as innovative modern designs, which give it an overall urban touch. Many buildings date back to the 1920s, such is the case of the Condesa DF hotel, housed in a 1928 apartment complex; though the art deco style was predominant through to the 1940s.
I recommend staying at The Local Way. The Local Way offers lodging in the best areas of the city, their homes are designed for travelers looking for something more than just a place to stay, making you feel like home.
The apartment buildings are safe, with service, concierge and security 24/7. As well they are committed to showcase and support the Mexican culture, by decorating the apartment with products from local artist. The apartments are eco-friendly and come with a compost bin and water filters to avoid plastic.
I had the pleasure to stay at the Mexican Groove apartment a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. My favorite part was the natural light and colorful details around. As well, it was walking distance from my favorite vegan restaurants.
WHERE TO EAT?
As vegan, sometimes people think that visiting countries like Mexico can be an issue, but not in Mexico City. My favorite places in La Condesa are:
Pulpa Amor: More of your typical trendy NYC health bar. Full of smoothies, golden lattes and activated charcoal waffles. All painted in pink, with an open feel to it, but at a much cheaper price.
Por siempre vegana taqueria: The best street tacos you’ll have. Is technically in la roma, but is a 7 min walk from la condesa, so you have to go.
Los Loosers: Their menu is full of traditional Mexican street food, like tlayudas, and traditional Mexican food like agua Chile and chiles rellenos, and ramen- weird but cool? - You can feel the difference in the quality of the food and ingredients. Everything is made in the moment, so I recommend sharing plates instead of choosing your own, otherwise you might end up waiting for a while before your plate comes.
Veguisima: Also a healthy vegan place to have lunch or dinners, I really liked their bowls but the burritos looked delicious.
Forever Vegano: A perfect spot for a chill dinner with friends. Full of Mexican comfort food and craft beer.
WHAT TO DO:
Visit La Casa Azul, or Frida’s Kahlo museum in Coyoacán. Spend de morning walking around the cultural neighborhood and eating all the street food.
Walk or bike around the Chapultepec park, and visit the Chapultepec castle, at a height of 2,325 meters (7,628 ft) above sea level. The site of the hill was a sacred place for Aztecs, and the buildings atop it have served several purposes during its history, including that of Military Academy, Imperial residence, Presidential home, observatory, and presently, the National Museum of History. Best view of the city and it will take you back on time.
Visit the Zocalo, or downtown area, and walk around the plaza. Sneak in the cathedral if you can.
If you get time, head over Teotihuacan pyramids.
Walk around la condesa parks, shop and sip a coffee or two in one of their many coffee shops.