Mexico City is on one of the most popular travel destinations for 2022. After all, the sprawling, vibrant metropolis has been hailed as the best food city by chefs from around the world, and its thriving creative scene has been drawing artists and musicians from far and wide.
DJ and musician Yasmin Shahmir—better known simply as Yasmin—left her hometown of London when she fell under the CDMX spell just a few years ago. Yasmin has toured the world performing alongside the likes of Breakbot and Irfane, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran. The well-travelled (and supremely well-dressed) Yasmin even launched Trippin World, a platform that connects travel, culture and creativity.
We asked her to share her picks for the coolest restaurants, bars, galleries and record stores in Mexico city...and we promise this is one travel guide you won't want to skip.
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Created by Jesus Tornés the food is all created from scratch using pre-Hispanic cooking techniques and locally sourced ingredients from his family’s farm in Guerrero. There’s no menu here, Jesus will ask you what you do/don’t eat and the kitchen will keep sending you delicious and exciting plates until you tell them you’re full.
Loot is a multifaceted gallery space that houses exhibitions, events, a radio station, a cafe, a design studio, podcast suite and a restaurant. It’s a creative hub that’s a great place to work from or just to hang out and check the programming. You’re bound to meet new friends or creative collaborators at Loot.