There was a time when Argentina’s Empanadas was running as a home-based business. They then grew and started operating out of a commercial kitchen space. The next chapter in the unique, locally owned business has started as they finally found a storefront at 1113 E. Douglas Ave.
They are operating out of the Anchor Meat Market, which is attached to The Anchor. There, they will share the space with the meat market side. The additional room has given them the opportunity to expand their menu.
1113 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67211
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Closed Sunday – Tuesday.
I’ve had their empanadas before and they were excellent. It’s been cool to see their growth and have far they’ve come. Upon arrival, you can choose from all the empanadas available. Get there earlier than later, though, as I’ve seen them sell out pretty much everyday.
I picked up a Tango Beef, Messi Chicken, Mini Deep Dish Pizza, Caprese, and Santafesina (ground beef).
You will not find a better empanada anywhere else in town. I’ve always been a big fan of theirs; you can tell they put a lot of care into each one, which I’m sure can be time-consuming to make.
Like every visit, each empanada was stuffed. I’m pretty sure 2-3 empanadas was enough to leave me satisfied, but the pig in me decided to keep eating. While the traditional empanadas were always great, I was quite taken aback by the Mini Deep Dish Pizza. It was fabulous and a great “fusion food” that combined two different worlds into one. Aside from that, probably my favorite one on this visit was the Santafesina. It had ground beef, sauteed onions, raisins, hard-boiled eggs and spices. I’m not a big fan of raisins, but didn’t mind them here.
And if you want to go all in on the Argentinian food, then pick up some alfajores. They are made by a home baker called Konkeh Artisan Alfajor Pastries, and we’ve even covered them here before. It made for a delicious treat post pigging out.
I have so much respect for people who jump into the food industry, put in the hard work, put out a great product, and continue to grow. Like I said earlier, it’s been so cool to see them at each stage of their business growth. It’s one business I’ll continue supporting every step of the way.
Here’s the menu:
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