The capital of Mexico is the fourth most populous city in the world and about a mile and a half up in the sky. With a population of almost 21 million and an altitude of 2250m above sea level, it certainly takes visitors a good few days to acclimatise to both the thinner air and the endless streams of people. Good, filling dishes are essential in fuelling the extra exertion needed to go about an average day’s activity, which is where the city’s unrivalled street food scene steals the show.
The stalls are some of the best looking I've come across during my eight months of travels. They’re more like extensions of kitchens than kerb-side shacks; some even with table (or more accurately, stool) service. A graze though the offerings in the city's business district and surrounding residential neighbourhoods is a great introduction into one of the world's most vibrant street food scenes.
Here are some of the best things to look out for: