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When in Roma: A daytime tour of Mexico City’s coolest ’hood

04/03/2015

When in Roma: A daytime tour of Mexico City’s coolest ’hood

In the year since the Eataly-inspired Mercado Roma opened on a desolate block in Mexico City’s Roma Norte neighborhood, the bustling food hall — with 60-odd vendors serving everything from squid tortas to tangy ceviches to tamarind-flavored truffles — has become the place to sample the city’s diverse culinary scene, and a must on every tourist’s checklist.

And while the crowds squeeze into every square inch of the bi-level market (those sightseeing buses idling out front aren’t just for show), 10 blocks away is the recently opened Purveyor, an elegant quasi-food court housed in a 19th-century mansion.

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