What if I told you… you could get an amazing home cooked meal, guaranteed to hit the sweet spot, right in the palm of your hand. And fast. And out of a cart. Some would call me crazy… others genius. Well when we first stumbled upon the tiny food cart that is Nuchas Empanadas we had no idea what we were in for. But once we were within the radius of the famous NYC food cart's intoxicating aroma we knew there would be no turning back.


Looking down at the gorgeous flaky little SHAPES glowing in the afternoon light, we knew we had some tough decisions to make… Shitake curry, Buffalo Chicken, Turkey Bacon,  Vegan Al Pastor??? Taking the concept of something for everyone and knocking it out of the park, practically into an entirely new galaxy. Luckily for us we didn’t need to choose just one, so after acquiring an eclectic collection of savory and sweet empanadas (there’s surely something to be said about being able to double fist juicy savory short ribs, back to back with apple and Nutella.)

All of the empanadas form the Nuchas Food cart are hand-made using authentic techniques rooted in centuries of Latin American tradition and married to bold international flavors. The passion is baked in!

They have now popped up with little spots all over the city, from Times Square to Greely Square. But they still keep everything hand made, hand held, and they even still operate the push cart it all started in. (So I guess we could also say hand pushed?) So keep an eye out for these pretty little empanadaspacking big flavor, and look no further the next time you need the “passion baked in” to your next event – the Nuchas food cart will be there!

- Your friends at the New York Food Truck Association

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