Prolific Pastries in Mexico City

Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico City.

Our breakfast selection for Day 1 in the city: almond/chocolate croissant, fig Danish, custard/jam Danish, and a nut twist.Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityDonut-type pastries filled with pumpkin (calabaza) cream. Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityFruit baskets (Canasta de frutas).
Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CitySweet biscuits, I think these ones are called ‘Marias’. Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityA fig-filled treat. Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico City Empanadas filled with ‘cajeta’ as Mexicans call their caramelized milk. Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityThese are called ‘Tacos of Nuts’. Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityPastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityPastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityThe pink and yellow ones are called ‘Conchas’, a staple ‘pan dulce’ served for breakfast almost everywhere in Mexico.Pastries at La Vasconia, a traditional Mexican bakery in Mexico CityLocated in the ‘Zona Histórico’ of Mexico City, La Vasconia has been around since the late 1800s, and produces so many delectable pastries it’s hard to choose.

Grab a tray and some tongs, and try to decide which ones to choose. Once decided you take your selections to a counter where they are wrapped up if they are ‘para llevar’ (to go), or put in a basket if you are planning to eat in. The bill will be totalled and then taken to the ‘Caja’ (Cash) where the pastries are paid for.

They’ve reduced the size of the pastry selection area since we were last in Mexico City, but increased the number of tables. Café con Leche, Jugo de Naranja Natural and Huevos al Gusto can all be ordered to accompany your daily selection.

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