We thought it would be fun to review some of our favorite street foods we encountered in our recent trip to Mexico. You have to start with the ubiquitous fruit and juice carts. They will generally have a variety of cut fruits like mango, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, jicama and sometimes cucumber. Of course, you can have a little salt and chili powder sprinkled on top with a good squeeze of lime. The cart in the photo was located just outside of the main market in Guadalajara. It’s a daily treat.
Mexico City (photos) is often referred to as the DF, which stands for Districto Federal. This is because, until fairly recently, Mexico City was governed by the federal government of Mexico, similar to our own Washington, DC. Finally, in 1997, Mexico City gained political autonomy. Today, Mexico City and the surrounding metropolitan area claims 21 million inhabitants, about one fifth of the total population of the country. I’ll try to pick some of the highlights of our visit to the DF.