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Jan 3, 2011 04:41 PM

Where to find empanadas

After watching an old episode of Bobby Flay's Throwdown, I'm craving empanadas... any suggestions on where to find them in philly or the western suburbs? I'm sure there are great ones at spots like Amada... but ideally I'd love something more casual, along the lines of Ruben's Empanadas in NYC or Julia's Empanadas in DC.

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  1. Tierra Colombiana up in North Philly.

      1. re: JanR

        Really, I didn't know that - and I work nearby. Haven't been there in a long time. Gonna have to make a trip over lunch. Can you eat them there?

        1. re: truffles2

          I'm pretty sure there are some tables (or a counter along the wall?) at the back of the market.

      2. I'm pretty sure Sazon has empanadas.

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          1. re: InSearchOfTacos

            Thank you for the recommendations! Haven't heard of either spot, but they're both on the list now! I do wish we had more of the bakery style spot where they have cases of empanadas for $5 or less. As it stands, I buy them a dozen at a time from Ruben's in NYC every time we head up there.

            1. re: rumorsofsurf

              Try Bochi's in Quakertown. Their empanadas are to die for!

        1. Far from home cafe-- they've got a food truck in LOVE park everyday from 11-3..

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          1. re: glamazonjade

            +1 on Flourtown farmer's market. Her empanadas are yummy

              1. re: layla529

                Well 4 restaurants with empanadas to try.. Hoof and fin got hoof and mouth disease and is no more.

          2. The restaurant 943 in the Italian Market serves empanadas.