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Lydia Carey

Lydia Carey

Lydia Carey is a freelance writer and translator based out of Mexico City. Her work has been published by publications including Delta Sky magazine, Hemispheres,, The New Worlder, Mexico News Daily, International Living and Luxury Latin America, among others. Lydia has been blogging and writing in Mexico for over a decade and is the author of Mexico City Streets: La Roma.

Recent stories by Lydia Carey

January 3, 2024

Forte Bakery: Maintaining the Ritual of Rosca de Reyes

Mexico City |
Mexico City -- “You can’t call yourself Mexican if you don’t eat rosca de reyes,” jokes Rafa Rivera, head baker and owner of Forte Bread and Coffee in Mexico City. Distracted, he stops grating orange peel long enough to muse about the king’s cake he is making. Only 29, he already has several businesses under his belt, and is about to open a second Forte location in Colonia Juarez. (Editor's Note: This location opened in 2022 and is listed in our map.) Read more
July 19, 2023

Restaurante ICHI: Mexico City’s Japanese Oasis

Mexico City |
Mexico City -- The bubbling of a miniature waterfall melds with the twitter of birds and the sounds of the cats that chase them in the Asociación México Japonesa (The Mexican Japanese Association)’s outdoor gardens. A hodgepodge of cypress trees, elephant’s foot plants, and ferns frame the koi ponds surrounded by red umbrellaed tables. Read more
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