NUCHAS Empanadas – The Perfect Spring Bites!

A Box of Nuchas Empanadas...
A Box of Nuchas Empanadas…

Originated in Spain and Portugal, Empanadas are stuffed pastries that are usually baked or fried and filled with meats, cheeses, and/or veggies.  NUCHAS, the all-natural unique empanadas, offer an international flavor with passion baked into every bite.  With a Food Truck located in the heart of Times Square on Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets, Nuchas bakes fresh empanadas right there on the premises.  Each flavored dough casing has an inspired variety of meat and vegetarian fillings.  The brand recently launched both vegetarian and vegan, baked- not fried- empanada options, and have been all the rage in NYC!  Perfect for light bites this Spring/Summer 2013, or even for a quick an easy lunch, Nuchas sent two cases of their various empanadas over to the Burgers & Bourbon offices for us to try!

Nuchas Empanadas!
Nuchas Empanadas!

Created by Argentine-born Ariel Barbouth, along with chef German Lucarelli, NUCHAS has revitalized the NYC food scene with smattering of convenient options for New Yorkers all over: a kiosk in Times Square, a New York City food truck, and a fast-growing catering service.  NUCHAS was honored as one of only four concessions at Broadway Pedestrian Plaza in Times Square and was voted Best New Food Truck in 2012!  Not to mention, local TV personality Rosanna Scotto and even Dr. Oz have been singing their praises!

Beef, Eggplant and Chicken Empanadas from NUCHAS!
Portobello, Shitake Curry and SpicyChicken Empanadas from NUCHAS!

At $3.00 each, NUCHAS fresh-baked empanadas offer a delicious something for everyone; whether you are a health-conscious vegetarian or an avid meat-lover, you will find the perfect empanada with a flavor profile that suits your taste buds.  Nuchas empanadas are stamped in the corner with a corresponding letter to recognize which flavor is which.

There’s beef, short rib, spicy chicken, and shrimp!  There’s also jambalaya, curry, portobello and spicy cheese.  Want something sweet?  Nuchas also offers an apple, cranberry and nutella empanada that is infused with pear and chocolate, wrapped in a white almond dough!

Inside the Beef Empanada
Inside the Argentine Beef Empanada

I love NUCHAS, and you will too… If you’re in NYC, stop by today for lunch and tell them Burgers & Bourbon sent ya!  If you’re visiting NYC, there’s no way you can’t tour Times Square, and when you do, make sure you grab a quick bite from the best food truck in all of New York!

****Special Shout Out and THANK YOU to ALLISON LINDKVIST and YANNIS MOATI!  Thanks for the feeding me and the staff and thanks so much for supporting Burgers & Bourbon!

BJC.

 

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5 comments to “NUCHAS Empanadas – The Perfect Spring Bites!”

  • Wendy, May 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    These look absolutely delicious! I've never heard of Nuchas, but I'll def hunt them down when I'm back in NY! Who doesn't love a delicious empanada:-)
  • j dahl, May 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    hey bj the nuchas look really delicious, will you please find a place that specializes in delicious tapas! thanks I like some Spanish food as well
  • William, May 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    Next time I'm in NYC i'm def checking out this spot.. I love empanadas!!
  • Anna, May 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    Love this modern take on the traditional empanada
  • Angela Y., May 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    Tried the Spicy Chicken empanada, Thanks BJ!