Back on track with my "series" on food trucks, is yet another of my favorite trucks. What is the name of my new beloved truck? Why it is DC Empanadas! As the name states, they sell a wide variety of empanadas with both traditional and creative flavor combinations. I have actually visited this truck twice...which I can only claim with one other truck, SweetBites. So imagine my delight when I discovered a savory truck which I can not only enjoy, but is so reasonably priced that I can return again and again! (sorry lobster truck...I cannot afford you every day)
Although their website touts many different types of empanadas, the truck only brings one of each protein (pork, chicken, beef, and vegetarian) each day. You can check out their twitter feed or the food truck finder for their empanada menu of the day. All empanadas are $3.50 each or 3 for $9. I, of course, chose the 3 for $9 for, umm, economies of scale reasons. Ok, ok, it is because I can eat a lot...But anyway, below are my selections on my recent visit:
|Special of the day: Eggplant & Mozzarella|
|Buffalo Chicken with blue cheese|
|Slow Roasted Cuban style pork, tossed with onions and a spicy guava sauce|
So although I varied in my enjoyment of the fillings, overall the consistancy of the empanada crust was perfection: crisp edges and a slightly chewy, flaky middle. Although I just ate a little while ago, I'm hungry again just thinking about these crunchy pillows of savory goodness! I wonder if they are in my area today...