NUCHAS Empanadas – The Perfect Spring Bites!
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!
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!
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!
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!