By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor
Over 140 years ago, the Guizar family opened a small candy shop in the heart of Mexico City’s historic downtown. Dulcería de Celaya was located on Plateros Street, which is now Madero, a rarity in Mexico’s downtown core because it is only open to pedestrians. Today, the dulcería is located on Cinco de Mayo Street.
This dulcería is like a hidden jewelry store that sells some of the tastiest and most delicate candy in the city. The candies are showcased in hand-crafted wooden display windows and are handled like precious gems as you order.
During the first few years of business, the different candies were sourced from various states across Mexico. After the shop’s reputation grew and gained popularity, the Guizar family decided to buy recipes from some of their most trusted suppliers and began also producing candy in the basement of the family home.
Strawberry, orange, guava, pineapple are all flavors you’ll taste, and the freshly grated coconut in their cocada dorada candy is a must. A few other, more traditional, Mexican flavors to try are marzipan and cajeta. As soon as you step foot in this tiny candy shop, you’ll find it hard to not walk out with a bag full of flavor.
Dulcería de Celaya, Av. Cinco de Mayo 39, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México
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Pati, I am from Chihuahua, Chih. Mexico. You make me proud of our cousin because you show the real mexican food. I live in Austin, TX and some people think mexican cousin is restricted to tamales, tacos, and enchiladas. You show that spices and herbs are a constant in our cooking. I wish you “cultivate” many awards throughout your career. You are gifted twice. Your calm and sweet personality make your shows very special. I would like to have the cajeta recipe. Can I find it in one of your shows or recipe books? Olga
Oh thank you so much for your kind words, Olga! Here’s my cajeta recipe: http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/recipe/homemade-cajeta/ Enjoy!
We were there. It is wonderful!
I love your shows. And Mexican cooking. Have a dear friend, Esprianzo, who makes wonderful Mexican food and we have taco night at our Elks lodge every Monday evening from 5 until 7. A large number of people eat and we have more fun. I’m 85 and a server.
The taco nights sounds like a great time, Patty. I hope you keep having lots of fun!
I simply love you Pati! I am not even Hispanic, and I am now buying Guajillos and Ancho Chilies at the Latino store in Florida! I just bought your book of Mexican recipes and can’t wait to try them! Keep doing this! Finally, Mexican food that is not too fattening for me!
Thank you so much Miranda! I hope you have lots of fun making the recipes.
I absolutely love your show, from the places you visit to learning some of the foods you prepare and especially love when you share your love of cooking with your boys, esp juju. He is really precious. I love how you are soo family oriented!!!
It is wonderful!!!
Thank you so much for tuning in Barbara!
I love your show and I always learn so many great recipes. What are the flat candies in the very first photo?
Those are Buñuelos..here’s my recipe: http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/recipe/bunelos_worth_it_all_the_way/