We're considering a short trip to Mexico City (our first) - just 4 or 5 days. I have read up on it here, but I still don't know where to begin. We would like to stay in a hopefully picturesque neighborhood where we can wander around safely, get to know the immediate surroundings, be surrounded by locals as opposed to throngs of tourists (eg we hate huge hotels), and eat great food. I guess this is called "slow travel" or thumbprint travel." We're not as interested in seeing everything on a "must see" list since we're just dipping our toes in this first visit.
We love street food and have spent lots of time in other parts of Mexico, but are somewhat intimidated by the Ciudad. Any recommendations for specific areas and chow therein?