SOUTH AMERICAN FOOD
Translating as “The New” from Spanish, La Nueva is a South American-style bakery located in Jackson Heights, Queens. Situated on 37th Avenue and 87th Street, La Nueva compliments its busy surroundings, not to mention the loud music playing at immeasurable volumes out of other establishments and cars passing by. Getting there by subway, one must take the 7 from Manhattan, and enjoy the elevated view this ride offers once the train emerges into Queens. By bike, one will likely become distracted by the intense jumble of interesting urban planning that surrounds this area.
This Sunday, April 8th, is National Empanada Day!
An empanada, meaning pie, is a Spanish or South American pastry, similar to a turnover, calzone, or hot pocket, filled with a variety of savory ingredients. In an empanada you may find meats, vegetables, cheese, fruit, or all of the above. An empanada can either be fried or baked with dough made of corn or wheat.
New York City has an abundance of great street carts, food stands, and restaurants to celebrate your love of empanadas at. Try out these three empanada restaurants this Sunday or whenever you get the craving for a meat-filled pastry!