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Where to find empanadas

rumorsofsurf Jan 3, 2011 04:41 PM

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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    Philly Ray Jan 3, 2011 06:50 PM

    Tierra Colombiana up in North Philly.

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      JanR Jan 4, 2011 02:20 AM

      Flourtown farmers market.

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        truffles2 Jan 5, 2011 06:04 AM

        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?

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          JanR Jan 5, 2011 08:07 AM

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

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        Hungryin theBurbs Jan 4, 2011 04:05 AM

        I'm pretty sure Sazon has empanadas.

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          InSearchOfTacos Jan 4, 2011 04:13 AM

          a review of sazon's empanadas can be found here: http://midtownlunch.com/philadelphia/...

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            rumorsofsurf Jan 4, 2011 07:40 AM

            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.

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              teddybare Jun 20, 2011 04:24 PM

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

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          glamazonjade Jun 20, 2011 07:05 PM

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

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            knappy123 Jun 21, 2011 08:38 PM

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

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              layla529 Jun 22, 2011 05:18 PM


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                cwdonald Jun 22, 2011 05:39 PM

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

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            barryg Jun 22, 2011 05:20 PM

            The restaurant 943 in the Italian Market serves empanadas.

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