BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Last week, I wrote about some of the exemplary tacos I ate during a week-long vacation in Mexico City.
Now I share my thoughts on the treats I had during my time in this wonderful city.
Churros are to Mexico what apple pie is to the United States Not only is each food reminiscent of its respective country, but each can be eaten at any time of the day. No one bats an eyelid if you have apple pie for breakfast or a late night snack, and the same goes for churros. Street vendors sell them 24/7.
Churreria El Moro is a busy brick-and-mortar venue in the Centro Historico that’s been in business since the 1930s. Sit down with an order of churros and chocolate dip, or grab a few dozen to go.
Pasteleria Ideal, which has a few spots that always seemed crowded with customers piling pastries and breads onto plastic trays, offers about 10 varieties of tres leches cakes, including a light brown Nescafé version. I opted for one with raspberries and lots of whipped cream.
I’ve eaten conchas before, but I’ve never come across one as chewy as the chocolate concha at Balam Coffee Roasters. Strong coffee and sweet bread made for the best breakfast I had during my stay.
All over town were ice cream parlors called Helados Santa Clara, their cold cases brimming with flavors like marzipan and other selections you won’t find at Ben & Jerry’s. I had a scoop of churro ice cream and chocolate with nuts.
The chocolate was OK. The churro ice cream, sprinkled with bits of sweet fried dough, was out of this world.