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