Chewing Crunchy Candies in Coyoacán, Mexico City
Hidalgo Square is a central gathering spot for local residents of postcard-perfect Coyoacán: the Mexico City suburb artist Frida Kahlo once called home. On Sunday afternoons, local families attend mass at historic Saint John the Baptist, then head out onto the square for socializing. Snacking is at the top of everyone’s agenda and the pickings range from bright red candied apples to corn-on-the-cob slathered with mayo. More often than not, pesos exchange hands, and strolling mariachis launch into rousing versions of popular songs like El Son de La Negra.