Few cities are as compulsively photographable as Mexico’s capital. In this sprawling metropolis of 21 million souls, a hodgepodge of architectural styles, bustling street scenes, and the riotous colors of everything from fruit vendors’ displays to the city’s impressive assortment of old-school vans all call out for a moment in front of the lens.
But Mexico City’s most photo-friendly feature is undoubtedly its food. From loaded street tacos to multi-hued aguas frescas, the city’s impressively sophisticated — yet equally accessible — cuisine is almost as fun to document as it is to eat. Just ask Juan de Dios Garza Vela, who chronicles Mexico City’s street food and fine restaurant cuisine under the handle @mexicanfoodporn.
We chatted with Vela about his drool-inducing Instagram account and, importantly, got his best picks for a perfect day of eating in Mexico City.