“The cult of life, if it really is deep and total, is also a cult of death. Both are inseparable. A civilization that denies death ends up denying life”
Mexica, Mayan, Purépecha, Totonac, Zapotec, it is known that, before the Spanish conquest, all these groups rendered offerings to their dead so they could reach their final destination in peace. Hence the origin of the Day of the Dead.
The Mexica calendar called tonalpohualli, had up to 6 celebrations a year for their departed loved ones. It took a long time for All Saints’ Day, which today coincides with the Day of the Dead, to be adapted to a single day and in fact in many parts of Mexico the celebrations for the dead go on for several days, as in the case of the Zapotecas in the Sierra de Oaxaca.
Special breads are baked during this celebration, the main character in the offerings for loved ones who have departed from this world. In CDMX, the tradition is to cover this bread with sugar and in some cases, fill it with chocolate. The bread is vanilla flavor, it is covered with red sugar, orange and walnuts. Small skulls are added inside.
Now that the Day of the Dead is near, it is a must to take a tour of the best bakeries in the Colonia Roma neighborhood so you can get to know some of the best bread proposals in the area, and also get to know the best bakeries in the neighborhood. Remember Hotel Stanza is strategically located in the area and, in fact, we also have a delicious Bread of the Dead handmade and freshly baked every morning at our Restaurant Maíz y Olivo for your enjoyment!
Here is our selection:
From the prestigious chef Elena Reygadas, this cozy place is opposite the Rosetta restaurant. It is one of the most beloved places in Rome for its homely personality. It has options for vegans and vegetarians and its leaf and red fruit cake are well known. Also his bread of the dead. One of its specialties are focaccia, rosemary bread with sugar and chocolates.
Colima 179, Col. Roma
This bakery is very special because they make their sourdough right here, a natural ferment based on organic flour, honey and water. Here you will find a large assortment of bakery, sweet bread, biscuits, pastries, gluten-free bakery made with sourdough.
Zacatecas 139, Col. Roma
CONCHA Y NATA
Its motto is “Mexican, rich, filling and fast.” Its concept honors the guajolota (the famous tamale cake) and the Mexican bakery, so close to the philosophy of the grandmothers and their eternal ‘Eat something’. Among its offer of freshly baked bread are the shell, comb, horn, bow tie, walnut roll, etc. Ideal to go through a delicious chocolate; its place is also super cozy and pleasant.
Plaza Río de Janeiro 56, col. Roma Norte
If you have a sweet tooth, we also recommend this beautiful and delicious place to taste the best chocolate in Colonia Roma. In addition to the huge variety of delicious chocolates, breads and sweets, they also offer cake and quiche. The attention is excellent, as are the prices. You can not lose this!
Guanajuato 138, Local 3, Col. Roma
Remember that at Stanza Hotel we are waiting for you with the most incredible location, and in addition to being one of the best-rated hotels in the Roma neighborhood, we also comply with the strictest safety and hygiene measures so that you can enjoy one of the mejoresCDMX lodges in one of the trendiest areas of the city, the Roma.