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Where can I buy frozen empanadas?

sadieeats Jul 14, 2008 07:08 PM

I have seen information about empanada dough but not the empanadas themselves...and I need ultra-convenient, but still tasty...if that's possible. Couldn't find any in Trader Joes. Anyone know of a store and/or brand? Thanks!

  1. poptart Jul 14, 2008 07:27 PM

    I have seen them at Capone's in North Cambridge but haven't tried them myself....

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    1. re: poptart
      wilbanks Jul 15, 2008 05:03 AM

      The Capone's empanadas are fantastic argentine style. Highly recommended. You can also find empadao (brazilian style) in the shops around union square in somerville, so if you hit the Union location of Capone's you can do both in one stop.

      1. re: wilbanks
        Madrid Dec 19, 2010 07:39 AM

        They are fantastic. More expensive than Goya but much higher quality. I think there are also two types of dessert empanandas: dulce de leche and strawberry.

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      smtucker Jul 14, 2008 07:51 PM

      Capones in Union Square or North Cambridge. I like them so much, I am learning to make them at home.

      1. Prav Jul 14, 2008 08:43 PM

        Try the Hi-Lo grocery in JP on Centre St.

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          LStaff Jul 15, 2008 06:48 AM

          My local Market Basket carries Goya Empanadas in the freezer section. Not sure if Shaw's does - probably depends on location. And I am unsure of the quality since I have never tried them.


          1. Eatin in Woostah Dec 19, 2010 07:44 AM

            Not sure if it's convenient for you, but Tango in Arlington has the best empanadas I've ever tasted, and they sell them frozen if you call ahead. The beef are particularly delicious, with lovely subtle spice and raisins.

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              somervilleoldtimer Dec 19, 2010 10:37 AM

              I vote for Capone's (I go to the store in Union Square) and while you're there, pick up some of their frozen vegetable lasagna. Really delish.

              1. lipoff Dec 20, 2010 12:25 AM

                Definitely Capone's. If you are surprised why an Italian specialty food store is making Argentine empanadas, it's because while the family is ethnically Italian the owner grew up in Argentina. They are terrific!

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                1. re: lipoff
                  Madrid Dec 20, 2010 05:09 AM

                  and that's why the dulce de leche as well. He also carries some great products from Spain. The lovely young women working in the stores are his daughters (he has five).

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