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Jun 18, 2007 01:15 PM

Empanada stand on Sackett nr. Smith?

Just read about this today:

Does anyone know when this fabled Empanada lady is around?

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  1. I saw her at noon on Saturday, had never seen her before.

    1. i live half a block away, she's been out there almost every weekend for the 7 years i've been here.
      Her food is okay. The empanadas can be greasy, but my son loves them. At $1 apiece, they make a nice snack.
      Haven't tried any of her other food. She is very nice, though, and worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

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      1. re: missmasala

        I never had this sort of empanada until I moved to New York. The ones I'd tried in the past were made by Argentinian and Bolivian women, were more flakey and and were stuffed full with ground beef, olives and raisins.

      2. There's also an empanada lady on 5th Ave ~ 12th St on the weekends normally around lunchtime to late afternoon. But her empanadas are greasy, like the ones missmasala described, but freshly made! Perhaps the two ladies are related? Or... maybe the same person in two different locations at the same time??? dum dum dum...

        Good luck on your hunt.

        1. I finally stopped at her cart a few weeks ago. She's only there on Saturday (she told me this). Her cart consists mainly of a giant grill with a wok built into it for deep frying. She told me she makes empanadas and sometimes other things, like tuna sandwiches and tamales. I had a couple of her tamales and they were quite nice, especially for the price, which was I think $1 each.

          I plan to go back and sample more of her menu.