Travel | Mexico City | Day 1

I had heard so many wonderful things about Mexico City from friends and research. A foodies paradise with a rich history. We stayed in the Condesa neighborhood, thanks to airbnb, and thought it was pretty darn great (though at times after roaming the dirty streets we wished we could retreat to a cozy hotel). Some favorite resources: Life on Pine and Goop

We kicked off our trip with breakfast at Ojo de Agua, a favorite of our host, for fresh juice (the best... ever), acai bowls and chilaquiles. We hit the ground to explore the neighborhood, visting Parque México, Mercado de Medellín, and Mercado Roma. We just couldn't leave Mercado Roma -- too many things to try, too pretty of a biergarten to leave. We played cards and soaked up some much needed vitamin d before grabbing lunch at El Parnita. Before venturing home for a siesta we stopped by Mexico City's central square, Zócalo (a quick trip turned super long - there is really nothing like Mexico City traffic). After some r&r we ventured to the upscale neighborhood, Polanco, to spend the evening. We grabbed an early dinner at Guzina Oaxaca (crickets + salsa made fresh table-side based on your heat preference), cocktails at Gin Gin (so good), and more cocktails at Jule's Basement (make a reservation to visit this basement bar accessed through a fridge door in the middle of a taco restaurant). 

Check out Day 2 and Day 3. For more food & drink spots, check out my map.