A couple weeks ago I became completely jealous of the folks living, working and sightseeing around Times Square.
Every day those lucky pieholes are within walking distance of a delicious alternative for lunch, dinner or a convenient snack.
It’s called Nuchas.
They serve up scrumptious meat, veggie and sweet empanadas smack dab in the middle of the theater district.
Ariel Barbouth, developer of these artisan handheld foods, prepared his entire menu for me on a beautifully chilly December afternoon.
Four of his freshly baked empanadas stood out as my favorites – the spinach filled Portobello, the gooey Spicy Cheese, the flavorful Jambalaya and maybe my next Snack Fixation… the Apple, Cranberry & Nutella.
They also offer a special holiday empanada stuffed with turkey, butternut squash and cranberries.
Each of these traditional Latin American empanadas comes out of the oven with their first initial stamped into the corner of the pastry – like the very popular Argentine.
Ariel’s creative little touch helps reveal the difference between empanadas when taking a box home for dinner or picking up “any 3 empanadas and a drink for $10”.
Also Nuchas caters any event whether it’s a corporate shindig or a more laid back affair.
Back in November JetBlue sponsored over 20,000 meals to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and Nuchas was one of the food trucks selected by the charitable airline to help.
[Photograph via Nuchas]
Ariel and the rest of his crew at Nuchas helped serve 3,000 empanadas and drinks to those in need.
If your interested in trying Nuchas yourself, you can find their kiosk outside Toys”R”Us in the middle of Times Square.
But if it’s catering you need, visit the Nuchas website or email them at email@example.com.
Just don’t tell me you order the Apple, Cranberry & Nutella empanada because oh my goodness… I will be totally jealous. I wanna a box of ‘em delivered to my house once a week.