Window Shopping at the Pastelería Ideal
We semi-stumbled into this pastry shop, drawn in by the smell and the colorful paper decorations that adorned every inch of the ceiling and windows for Día de Muertos. It's like no bakery I've ever seen. The place is huge (two stories) with every kind of treat imaginable piled up on tables, behind glass cabinets, and in giant baskets, just waiting to be snatched up by the tongs each shopper carries around with them as they eye their choices. The sweets are then stacked high by each patron onto large diner-style trays and carried to the front counter to be weighed and counted. Stuffed full of tacos, we didn't have room to eat anything, but it was worth a stop just to take a look around. Some items, like these gelatin-mold bunnies were outside of what you might expect to find at a pastry shop, and at about $1.60, a great deal to boot.
By Jess Hoolko
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República de Uruguay 74, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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