Three years ago, Mexico’s buzziest chef Enrique Olvera (who will be bringing a new restaurant to NYC this month!) started an annual conference in D.F. called Mesamérica. A celebration of Mexican gastronomy, the conference was conceived to position D.F. as one of the world’s tastiest street food capitals, and attract prominent chefs from all over to explore what, how and why we eat what we eat in urban centers. This year’s conference took place in May, and as part of the promo filmmaker Nanda Fernandez Bredillard teamed up with Swallow Magazine to create an amazing video that captures the diversity and ubiquity of D.F.’s street food vendors. For nearly 24 hours (from 5:30 am to 2:00 am), the camera takes us through the city’s streets and reveals all the different street food scenes — early morning donas, late night tacos al pastor and everything in between.
It’ll make your mouth water, and your feet tap (you may recognize the track that kicks in at the 1 min mark — it’s Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue’s “Simiolo.”)
Bonus: if the tastes of D.F. are not enough for you, check out another video by Fernandez Bredillard that focuses on the sight sand sounds of this city, which is one of the densest and largest metropolitan areas.