The cart is owned and run by a sweet, efficient woman, who fries the empanadas to order. Each one costs $1.25, and are teetering, thinnish snacks, about 8-inches across with a judicious amount of filling. The crusts are sizzled up crunchy and golden along the edges. Choose between spicy shredded chicken, ground beef (shown below) or cheese. I prefer the chicken.
5th Avenue and 17th Street
Open variable hours, approximately 11am-5pm daily
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 29, 2009