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New Dessert Tour Stop Where Every Bite Embraces Tradition: Mijo

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We’re excited to introduce a heartfelt addition to our Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour, inspired directly by the love and tradition of Mexico City. Mijo, a tribute to the comfort foods that fill hearts with warmth and tummy with vibrant flavors. But the story of Mijo doesn’t stop at just offering mouthwatering meals. Fany and Danny, the dynamic duo behind Mijo, have a rich history of culinary excellence and community service. 

During the pandemic, to support their sister business, La Newyorkina, and provide for their community, they started preparing hearty Mexican meals for hospital workers and those in need under the initiative “El Newyorkino.” This project has now blossomed into Mijo, where they continue to serve homey Mexican dishes crafted with love and the finest ingredients.

Get to Know Mijo:
“Mijo” means “my son” in Spanish, a term of endearment that reflects the deep personal connection behind the brand. Everything at Mijo is inspired by and for Gael the beloved son of Fany and Daniel. The menu at Mijo is a celebration of the street and home-style foods that Fany and Danny cherished growing up in Mexico City.

At Mijo, the mantra is simple yet profound: “Panza Llena, Corazón Contento” – “Full Belly, Happy Heart.” Step into Mijo and immerse yourself in a culinary experience where each dish tells a story of tradition and innovation. From savory tacos to rich, comforting chili, and their famous Churro, every item on the menu is prepared with the utmost care and superior ingredients.

Meet the Culinary Power Couple that Started it All:

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Fany Gerson, a James Beard-nominated chef and an authority on Mexican sweets, has been a prominent figure in the culinary world, featured in major publications like the New York Times and Food and Wine. Her passion for Mexican cuisine is evident in her successful ventures, including La Newyorkina and Fan-Fan Doughnuts, and through her celebrated cookbooks like “My Sweet Mexico.”

Daniel Ortiz de Montellano, Fany’s partner in life and business, brings his own flair and expertise to Mijo. Together, they create dishes that are not only delicious but also tell the rich stories of their heritage and the love of their family.

Mijo’s Delights, the Churro

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So, what is it? A traditional Spanish treat, the churro, which has become a beloved staple in Mexico. Mijo’s churros are special because they blend a centuries-old recipe with a hint of Mexican cinnamon and vanilla, creating a perfect combination of crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. To elevate this delightful treat, Mijo offers rich, dark chocolate and dulce de leche dipping sauces that infuse the churros with luxurious flavors, making each bite not just sweet, but profoundly satisfying.

Now, what’s a churro? Originally from Spain, this dough-based pastry was embraced by Mexico, transforming into a star-shaped delight that’s a common sight at breakfast tables and street fairs alike. At Mijo, each churro is not just a snack but a celebration of cultural heritage and artisanal craft. Whether enjoyed plain or dressed up with sumptuous sauces, Mijo’s churros offer a crispy, flavor-packed experience that brings the essence of Mexico City’s vibrant street food scene to your palate.

Why Mijo Stands as a Culinary Beacon

At Mijo, their commitment goes beyond just serving food; they aim to create a sustainable and joyful experience that honors Mexican roots and fosters community. By choosing Mijo, you’re not just enjoying a meal; you’re participating in a movement that celebrates Mexican culture, supports local farmers, and brings the best of Mexico City’s flavors to your table.

Join the Mijo Family: 

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Become part of the Mijo family and discover the true taste of comfort and joy. Whether you’re savoring our Chiltepín Chili at home or enjoying a casual meal at their store, you’ll feel the warmth and love that go into every dish. It’s more than food; it’s a celebration of life’s simple pleasures, shared with the people who matter most.

Ready to taste the magic of Mijo for yourself? Book your Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour today and experience how every dish at Mijo is a taste of home.