Monica PrestiaNYC Writer
Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Bensonhurst, Monica loves all things Brooklyn - especially the Verrazzano Bridge. She left a corporate media career to launch her own boutique ad agency and works closely with chefs and artists so they can attain an artistic and economic balance. She’s also a Depeche Mode devotee that loves authentic Neapolitan pizza and Argentinian Malbec.
Aside from the obvious allure of biting into a hot, crunchy pouch, the most exciting thing about NYC’s empanadas is the vast range of styles.
Shelter is an Argentinian spot in Williamsburg that looks and feels like a ski chalet, but with more pizza and empanadas.
Criollas Baked in Columbus Circle makes some of the best empanadas we've ever had.
Buenos Aires is an Argentinian spot in the East Village with great empanadas, mollejas, and provoleta.
Claudy’s Kitchen is a Peruvian spot near Van Cortlandt Park with excellent empanadas.
El Gauchito is a classic Argentinian spot in Elmhurst with great empanadas and more meat than we could ever imagine.
Nuchas is an empanada stand near Koreatown with a huge variety of handheld treats.
Cafe Argentino is an Argentinian spot in Williamsburg with a great parrillada and live tango.